A Day in the Life of Maisie: April Vacation Week


Hello my fabulous Amaisers!


I have been having the time of my life this April vacation week. During school vacation weeks, my parents have to work, and most of my friends are usually away, and because I LOVE theatre, I go to a theatre camp at a theatre near my house. I’ve gone there 5 times, and it is so much fun every time. I always make so many new friends and I learn so much, but above all, I have an awesome time. So, I’m going to give you a play-by-play of an average vacation day for me.


7:15 am–Rise and shine! They say the point of vacation is to sleep in, but I have to get up early to catch the subway into the city for camp. It is hard to get up in the morning, but it’s well worth it!


8:15 am–After I get dressed, brush my hair and teeth, and eat my breakfast, my dad and I jump on the subway into the city. It’s always super packed, and I’m always tripping over everything because it is so crowded on the subway.


8:45 am–I arrive at camp! I say hi to my friends when I get there, and we go over the props we’ve brought in for the show and notes from our director, and we complain about how tired we are.


9:00 am–Rehearsals start! We usually start rehearsals with a 5-10 minute stretch and warm up, and then we just start working on the show.


The show we’re doing this week is called “Game of Tiaras.” The plot of the show is basically that this incredibly low-budget community theater is putting on a parody of the Disney Princess stories, Game of Thrones, Toddlers and Tiaras, and King Lear, all combined into one show. I play Sawyer the Blood Packet Guy, who sprinkles red confetti on anyone who dies or gets stabbed because the budget for the show is so low that the theater can’t afford to buy fake blood.


10:20 am–We take a quick 10-minute break for snack, bathroom breaks, and costume changes.


10:30 am–Back on the rehearsal grind…


12:00 noon–LUNCH! By this time, everyone is super exhausted and hungry, and I usually buy myself a candy bar or soda to pep myself up before afternoon rehearsals.


12:30 pm–More rehearsals. Super fun but incredibly exhausting.


2:00 pm–Another 10-minute snack, bathroom, and costume-change break.


3:20 pm–The camp day is over. I go home and literally crash on the couch and watch YouTube or TV or go on Twitter for the rest of the night. Thank God we’re not required to memorize our lines for the play, because I would NOT have enough energy for that after camp.


7:30 pm–Dinner. Rehearsals make me very hungry, so I eat a LOT.


9:30 pm–Shower, brush hair and teeth, and change into pajamas for bed.


10:15 pm–I am out like a light.


Like I said, vacation weeks are always exhausting, but I wouldn’t trade the friends I’ve made and the experiences I’ve had at camp for the world.

Author: fabulousfeministfangirl

Intersectional feminist and fangirl of many things, including The Voice, Broadway musicals, Glee, and Jane the Virgin.

5 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of Maisie: April Vacation Week

  1. I’m exhausted just pretending that I’m along with you !!! xxxooo……

    Aunt Marilyn

  2. Hi Maisie! Remember me from Ali’s bat mitzvah? I’m Jen’s sister-in-law. I’ve been enjoying your blog and love how you post about so many different topics. The one about the facial cracked me up — no one tells you how painful they are! Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and keep writing — your voice is a valuable addition to the blogging community!

  3. Sounds fun! 🙂 Rehearsals make me exhausted, too- it must be all the energy we put into acting!

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