Theatre on Thursday: Bad habits

I find that when we get deep into production, my eating habits get tossed aside.  It is possibly worse for my wallet than for me as I still try to eat decent foods, but no matter how you spin it, it isn’t the best of habits.  I like to cook and I like home-made food, but I often find myself on a schedule that doesn’t leave me enough time to go home and make something.  I also often end up needing to eat at odd times due to when I need to be at work.  Ah, the joys of working in theatre.

Look at a day like today.  Fairly typical for a production week.  I tend to have breakfast sometime mid-morning, usually consisting of cereal and a bagel.  Sometimes, when I think about it I get some bananas to toss in my SpecialK.  I don’t usually eat lunch, and then, since I have to be at the theatre at 5:30 I end up eating an early dinner or a rushed dinner.  Dinner usually comes from someplace local to the theatre.  Every now and then, when I think about it, I will throw something in the slow cooker in the morning and then run home and grab a bite.  Sometimes, when I am lucky and our schedules are not similar, Ruth makes dinner, which is great.

I know that I have at least one crewton who will read this and tell me that I should just bring more “fuudz” with me to work.  It isn’t that easy, though it should be.  I am often more diligent about not eating out when I am not in production.  I keep lunch stuffs in my little fridge in my office regularly.  It is really just dinners that I need to figure out better.  I haven’t quite worked out how to re-work my schedule so that it is more conducive to creating better food habits.  Aside from  leaving earlier in the day or making some of our calls later in the evening I don’t have any great solutions.

Beyond that, things at the theatre are going quite well.  I have done two of the three photo shoots for Hamlet and I have also done photos for the U of U Department of Theatre’s production of Alcestis.  We have started to think about our next show, Dracula and I am expecting to get the plot and paperwork tomorrow.  No rest for the weary yet, just heading from one big show to a bigger one!






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