I finally heard back from the Ph.D. program, and I was awarded a great financial aid package which will include full tuition as well as some additional funds. For this fundage, I'll be working as a TA and on the school's theatre journal.
So, with this news, it looks like I'll be a Ph.D. student come the fall! Here's to higher learning!
What isn't as obvious, still, is the total time commitment work as a TA will take up. I'm hoping to continue working at my current job for at least a while. I'll need to work on figuring that out, because I don't want to leave my boss in the lurch.
Still, I'm pretty ding-dong happy right about now. I can't wait!