Theatre, I missed you

So, I had my first in-person audition today since the start of the pandemic and let me just say, it was AMAZING. I loved every minute of it.

From stepping inside the auditorium to stepping onto the stage, the whole experience was as surreal as it was wonderful. I don’t think I realized how much I’ve missed live theatre and performing until I was up there reading my lines. I enjoyed it so much, I forgot to be nervous.

I have another audition coming up soon, and I’m looking forward to it immensely. Nothing can compare (in my opinion) to the energy of live theatre.

Lately, I’ve been questioning what it is I want to do with my life. I have so many passions and interests, it always seemed impossible to choose. But recently, I came to the conclusion that I haven’t been enjoying any of my several jobs. I don’t know if it’s capitalism to blame, or the pandemic, or simply the passage of time, but I’ve been feeling incredibly burned out and dispassionate about all my pursuits, except writing.

That said, today was a much-needed reminder of how much I truly enjoy performing. I still don’t know what it is I want to do while I set myself up to be a writer, but I know that theatre will be a part of it somehow.

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