Loyalty to a theater or only to the craft?
I had been picking theater over craft in my early years but I think I did that to recall how to interact and work on a production. It’s a different kind of beast. I had a lot to remember from high school and because of everything else going on in my life, it took awhile to find my groove. And truly, is it bad to be dependent on a theatre and on its mechanics? I don’t know, you kind of learn how to be fully functional and can more easily leverage these skills to other theaters.
I’ve been branching out recently and honing my skills at a place other than my little black box. It’s hard being an autonomous person when you know what people to depend on to pick up your slack. I mean this in the sense that at my little black box, I know who does what and who will do what if I forget what needs to be done. There’s someone to catch me if I fail, and that’s great but it doesn’t really help me grow as a director, costumer, or (in general) as a person.
I kind of miss my home theater but I’ve been learning new things and interacting with different experts. It’s been a lot of fun and really edifying–I am looking forward to working there in the future. ‘Til next time.