Thursday, December 22, 2011

reverb11 day 22: all the world's a stage

Today’s prompt asks: If you could quit your day job and your quality of life wouldn’t change, what would you do?

 Well, here’s the thing. I wouldn’t quit working, that’s for sure. Even if I didn’t get a paycheck – I’d work. I think I’d epically suck at being a lady of leisure. A few days a year, sure, but not all of the time. One of my epiphanies this year is that I actually like to work – that I have to work. As much as I’ve complained (here, there, and everywhere else) about being busy busy busy BUUUSSSSYYYY – I thrive on it. So, given the opportunity to not work at all, well, I wouldn’t take it.

But one project I’d love to throw my energy into (and, I assume, money, because we live in a fantasy land here, right?) is creating a theater space for my theater group.

When you don’t have your own space, you are at the mercy of the venues in your area. We pay a LOT of money to run tech rehearsals and perform on the stages in the local schools, and, although we do pay less, it’s still expensive to produce a show at alternate venues like community centers and places like that. It would be so ideal to have our own space – so every time we want to stage something, we don’t have to ask ourselves if we can afford it – if it will be the production that will shut us down forever.

It would take a TON of fundraising and grant-writing and educating and energy, but it would be so worth it, I think. I mean, we are lucky to have a rehearsal hall and storage space - but I want more!

That’s what I would love to do. Theater is one of my passions, as you know, and to help create a home base like this would be phenomenal. And I really do hope it’s something that I can help make happen, day job or not!


Jason said...

I have a close friend that does theater. She graduated from UNC-Asheville with a degree in it and I have seen her star in numerous shows here. I help her read lines for every new foray into this art, and am glad to say she has been nominated for best actress, again, by the people that know the business.
All that to say I know of which you speak. I have seen her work her butt off and it all comes down to a dollar here or there. It is a lot of work and to be able to do it on your own terms would make things so much easier I am sure.
I hope this dream comes true for you.

Dwayne "The Train" said...

without a doubt, i would love all the dogs: alliwantoutoflife...

#reverb11 in #tenwords

also, here’s my reply to yesterday’s prompt: sorry, but there is no link.