I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 109 - Klingons!

My search for the weirdest job opportunity continues. Ladies and gentlemen, I think we may have a winner!

Auditions - A Klingon Christmas Carol
Commedia Beauregard will hold auditions for "A Klingon Christmas Carol" on August 1 & 2 at the Black Bear Crossings in Saint Paul. For the fourth year, Commedia Beauregard will present this remarkable translation of the Dickens holiday classic in "tlhIngan Hol", the language of Klingons in the Star Trek universe. Over the last three years, the production has been featured heavily in the press both locally and nationally.

This show has become a holiday tradition in the Twin Cities, and is now going to be bigger and better than ever before. Four new scenes have been added, as well as four new characters.

Director Christopher O. Kidder is looking for 16 actors (10m, 6f). All Klingon-speaking parts are available (including Scrooge). You must be willing to learn to perform in the Klingon Language (don't worry, we have a system down for the show, you need not learn the entire language).

So here's the audition info:
* Dress for Movement
* Teresa Lhotka will be fight choreographer, and she will be present to take us through some exercises at the auditions.
* There will be readings from the script (in English), no monologues required.
* Water, lozenges, and napkins will be provided (Klingon can involve spitting).


I'm strangely tempted by this one. I have the forehead for it (furrowed by years at Porkus) and can Qapla' with the best of them.


Tracey said...

OMG..Why is this not an Anderson family Christmas tradition yet? One of Becky's first words was "Qapla!" Oh, and "BAM" (from Emeril Lagasse. I was way into the food network when I was a SAHM.

Burning Khrome said...

I second the motion. We should couple it with a Guitar Hero/Rock Band party -- I've been told that you have truly mad skills. Sound like a plan?

Corsair, The Mostly Harmless said...

I say go for it! Let that closeted Nerd Flag FLY, Dammit!

Tracey said...

Sounds like a plan to me!!!!

Burning Khrome said...

buy’ ngop
(That’s great news!)

I'll keep an eye out for a performance schedule and communicate it. If the timing works out, perhaps some of the local blog commenters and lurkers might want to come along. Sounds like a party!

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