Next week I will start a new theater journey. I will be moving from my comfort zone in the U High auditorium to the big leagues of Theater Baton Rouge. I know this may sound silly but I’m slightly terrified. I have plenty of experience running a rehearsal. I’ve done as much as one can do in the theater without having any formal training so it really won’t be that bad but I’m still scared. Is it the fear of the unknown? Is it the fact that I have to learn to sink or swim? Is it the fact that when I’m on book I’ll have to be reading lots of expletives and somehow I know my Mawmaw will find out? Who knows really.
I am excited about this show though. With the exception of the Little Mermaid I’ve only ever done things backstage. Its been over 2 years since I’ve been able to be a part of a production staff or tech crew. Its hard work. Most people don’t realize how much has to happen behind the curtain for the magic on stage to work. But this is work that I enjoy doing. Just to say you helped with the creative process and worked with people to get an amazing end product is so rewarding.
So next week will officially start my new blog series titled the Idiot Report. I’m excited to share what working on the other side will be like, the different relationships I will form this time around and how things work in a different theater space. Thank goodness I don’t hate em cause its about to be Green Day all day everyday!