Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A Little Princess
Something that makes me happier than you know has been, during the past couple of months, passing my love of theatre onto my little sisters. I had the incredible opportunity to direct my first show, a children's production of A Little Princess. Tess was the lead and Brooke was a supporting character, and I could not be more proud of them. For myself, it's amazing to see the doors that God opened and closed in order for me to be a part of this show. The fact that it worked out even with my excessive taking-off-and-being-in-different-states lifestyle of the moment was such a blessing.
An observation: if you think tech week is exhausting as an actor, try being a director. As an actor you go to long rehearsals and then go home and sleep. As a director you go to long rehearsals and then go home and work more on things that need to be completed before the show. Dang, it was a crazy week.
A realization: even just being the assistant director and giving the little turn-off-your-cell-phones talk at the beginning of the show made me really, really miss being onstage. I absolutely love what I'm doing right now (hello, three weeks in Oklahoma and Texas!), but part of me can't wait to get home and throw myself into another show.
Love my little princesses.