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Monday, July 15, 2013

10 Reasons I Hate Working In Theatre

1. I wrote plays secretly while I was supposed to be taking notes in science and math in high school. I might have made a good doctor.

2. Random settings, witty dialogue, absurd characters, and plot twists spinning through my head make it hard to fall asleep peacefully.

3. Working in theatre requires collaboration of many people to reach a final product, which keeps ones ego in check daily. Sometimes I am not in the mood for an ego-check.

4. Long rehearsals can make for poor eating habits and way too much caffeine consumption. It's bad for the heart.

5. You have constant epiphanies about life because in theatre you are always dealing with the human condition. Just when you have it all figured out, another question is raised.

6. Someone will always love your work. Someone will always hate your work. And, someone will always be there to tell you how it can be better. It's living under a microscope.

7. Theatre can be comparable to childbirth at times. No meds available.

8. If the production is really good, you'll most likely cry and ruin your makeup. Then, oops, your soul is exposed.

9. It takes self-marketability. I'm not sure one can be taught that without trial and error. No one enjoys the the later of the two.

10. At some point, your work in the process will come to an end, then it takes on a life of its own. And, you'll miss it like you would miss a child leaving home.

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