What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

Fired for a Farce February 2, 2015

Filed under: I Meant Well — meganorussell @ 8:30 pm
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When I was an intern at Williamstown Theatre Festival,  I learned a ridiculous amount about theatre and acting. I was also fired for the first (and hopefully last) time in my life. It was from the actual intern part of the summer. It was from a side job that I picked up, screening plays for a competition.

We were paid something like $10 to read a play then rate it and fill out a form about why we felt the way we did, which was way too much effort for what we were being paid but a great learning experience. At least I thought it would be until I got my first play. (more…)


Almost Fired April 8, 2013

Filed under: I Meant Well — meganorussell @ 8:05 am
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Right after my husband and I got married I worked as a clerk for the Census for about three months. It’s really not a bad job. I answered phones and entered information into the computers. Easy-peasy. The only thing that really sucked was the commute.

I know half of you will think I’m a royal whiner, but it was a 45 minute drive each way in the middle of winter in Pennsylvania, and I didn’t know how to drive on snow. Or really drive well at all. Merging is an issue for me.  And I had to be at work at 7am. Which is torture for an actor. I work at night. It’s how I’m meant to live. (more…)