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I Don’t Get Your Title

I’m sure there are a few of you (mostly non-musical theatre type people) who don’t “get” what my blog’s title is.  In case you have no idea, it is based off of a song from a very funny musical called Avenue Q, which is a great parody of Sesame Street and of life in general.  In case you never heard the song “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?,” I have a video (well, just the music) here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK6ksA0QyE4

The second half of the track is another great song, but “B.A.” ends around 1:10.

I decided on the title because, like the character Princeton, it can be very hard getting a career after spending four years studying (but hardly ever practicing) theatre.  I still have another year to go to graduate, but I feel in just a few months I will be singing this song.  What do you do with a B.A. in theatre?  That is why I started my blog.  I only have a thin idea, so I hope you will all join me my magical journey through adulthood.

I feel that whenever I am talking to someone I just met we get into the conversation of what school I’m going to and what I’m studying.  The conversation nearly always goes like this:

Person: So what are you studying?

Me: Theatre studies.

Person: Ohhhhh [awkward pause followed by weird smile] Soooo….. what do you want to do with that?

Or

Person: Oh, ok!  So you are moving to New York to become a Broadway actress, right?

Just because I don’t feel like dealing with anymore awkward conversations, here is what I tell everyone.  As stated in the previous post, I have two potential career that I do want to go into.  First, and more realistically, I hope to go into theatre production and development.  I want to be the person who hires the creative team and really figures out what the production is going to be.  It’s both being creative and business minded.

However, my current dream job would be to be a TV writer and developer.  I especially love shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report.  I would love to write for s a sketch comedy show similar to them, like Saturday Night Live.  I would also love to work for a animate comedy or a sitcom. 

So keep following this blog to see what happens.  I am applying for every internship I can, hoping to work my way to the top.  And I’ll bring you along for the ride if something exciting happens.  Until then, share this with your friends (especially if they happen to work in the entertainment industry)!

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Yes, I started a blog

So here I am, one of the millions of people across the inter-web who one decided that:

     A)    I know enough about something to create a continuous web page

     B)    I am bored with life and I want the rest of the world to share in my boredom.

 

Well it looks like I am more of a B.  I am currently in the summer between my junior and senior year at the University of Central Florida (go Knights) and working a part time job.  So I figure, why not start a blog?

Now most advice about blog writing (AKA the one website I browsed) advices that I find one topic that I am great at and write about that.  It seemed like a great idea, but I have a feeling everyone would get bored of my continuous Harry Potter theory papers.  Therefore, I decided to so the worst thing: I am just going to write what I want.

So what will this blog be about?  Well you readers will be able to follow me on the adventurous journey of adulthood.  I am about the leave college, which means the hunt for internships/jobs are on and I know some people who care will be interested in the quest.  I am currently getting my BA in Theatre Studies with a minor in English writing (emphasis on scriptwriting), so the idea of actually finding a real job should be interesting.  My current dream is to write for a comedy TV show, specifically a sketch show, a sitcom, or an animated show.  More realistically, I may go into theatre development and production.  Either or, as the Beatles say, it’s a “Long and Winding Road.”

Besides job hunting, and since I want to get into comedy, I hope to post things I find humorous in life.  Whether is random things I see on campus or observations on life, if I think you will like it, I’ll post it.  I hope that it will give me a sense of what works and what doesn’t work in comedy writing.   Also, who couldn’t use to laugh a little throughout the day?

In conclusion (this is how I end an essay, right?  It’s what the FCAT taught me to do), I will try to update this every couple of days.  Send me feedback if you like what I have to say.  Also, send me feedback if you think it’s a waste of time, just tell me nicely.

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