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You all know it, or know of it (I hope). For those of you who don't, it is the oldest known practice of performing arts as invented by the Greeks over 4000 years ago as an excuse for them to bugger one another (and little boys, of course!) in amphitheaters without the rest of their fellow citizens cutting off their heads and casting their corpses into the ocean. Little has changed. But enough about ancient Mediterranean pederasts. Lets talk about theater as it pertains to us today, in the (mostly) non-pederast world.
As some of you undoubtedly know, I myself am a Theatre* major. This means I immerse myself in this world 24/7 by my own free will. On some days, I question myself for doing this. Every day of these past two weeks has been one of those days. Since roughly the beginning of August, I've been the principal technical director on my school's production of Actor!, a play by Frederick Stroppel. My job has primarily consisted of designing and constructing the set, building certain props, and hauling shit for the production from our off campus storage site. Over the last few days we've kicked things into overdrive, and are now focusing on finalizing every aspect of the production before it opens on Friday.
We haven't even finished building the set all the way, yet.
Needless to say, things in my life have been stressful. I've even found myself in a place where I'm unjustifiably lashing out at my loved ones, and the academic year only just started on Monday. I can no doubt look forward to another nine glorious months of this before I venture forth into the real world to pursue this shit full time (god help me).
So what about you, SE++? What are your experiences with theater? Are they as frustrating and tiring as my own? Are they not? Are they anything? Come, sit by the fire and tell me your stories. But don't stay too long; you might find yourself unable to leave, if you do.