I don’t make New Years resolutions. Â They just seem to be a way to set unrealistic expectations, which lead to making you feel disappointed in yourself when you break them. Â So, no resolutions for me.
But I will set some goals for myself. So here, in no particular order, are my goals for the upcoming year:
- Get paid to act. Â In the past, I’ve done too many shows just to be doing something. Â This has lead to varying degrees of satisfaction. Some experiences were really great, others were not. Â So, the goal is to only do theatre that pays, unless (and the unless is important here), I am creating the play, or am invested in it (like a play produced byÂ Monkeyman Productions).
- Do more directing. Â I have an idea for a particular Shakespeare play that I would love to do. Â I need to find Â a way to fund that. Â Before I tackle that play, I’ll want to improve my directing vocabulary.
- Write more. Â Write more. Write more. Â Finish the play I’m working on before moving on to the next.
- Become a better theatre marketer. Â I am the “Marketing Manager” for Keystone Theatre, and tried my hand at some publicity for Monkeyman for the last show. Â I certainly need some improvement. I have a bit of time before Keystone kicks into gear, so there is some time, but I certainly want to know what I’m doing before that happens.
- Become a better shmoozer. Â Be able to go to parties and make small talk and meet the right people and the like. Â I’m not very good at this, and I need to get better at it.
- Get an agent.
So, those are my goals for the year. There’s more of them than I initially thought there would be. Â I might not complete all of them, but at least I’ll have made some serious headway if I accomplish some of them.
What are your goals for the year?