Where I’ve been & The Glass Menagerie

Happy October 1st!

Long time, no see. It’s been a pretty good while since I’ve been on my blogging game, but here I am trying to get it together this month!

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this on my blog, but I’m a bit of a theatre nerd. I did theatre for about 10 years before I started college. Mostly the technical aspects like lighting and sound, and a couple roles onstage as an actress. Collectively, I’ve been a part of 28 productions and 5 competitions. But, when I started college, I took a little break, and for the past year I’ve been slowly reconnecting with my passion for it.

Last year, I had the honor of playing Emma Parker in my schools production of Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical. If you didn’t know, Emma was Bonnie Parker’s Momma and playing that role really reminded me how much I missed theatre in general.

Well, for the past 3 weeks, I’ve been living in the world of Amanda Wingfield from The Glass Menagerie. If you haven’t read it, go right now. It’s one of my favorite shows and is truly a timeless piece. It was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my theatre career. It took hours upon hours of learning lines, many sleepless nights, and honestly a lot of tears. But, I am so thankful I had the opportunity to learn about my cast mates and myself through the entire process.

Now that it’s all over, I’m relieved to actually get some sleep, but I’m already missing my theatre family. Next semester holds auditions for two musicals and I cannot wait!

So until then, I’m trying to add some structure back into my life. Ha! Keep up with my class work and hopefully upload more consistently. Maybe even try out Blogtober? We’ll see, y’all!

See ya soon!

“How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.”

***Our director gave each of us these little “glass” diamonds as a momento from the show. She said she was inspired by my tattoo! A small reminder of all the things Amanda Wingfield taught me about myself. 💙

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