As I have mentioned before things sometimes seem to come full circle. I think that has overall been a good thing in my life. I have rediscovered things I was once passionate for. I seem to like to use that word, passionate. It best describes how I feel. I think the best way to describe passionate is something that hits an emotional level in me, something I enjoy beyond the basic fun of it, something I value as part of what makes me, well, me!
So the thing recently that has come to a full circle in my life is acting. When I was in school, growing up, becoming an actress was what I dreamed of being for several years. Sometime in 4th grade when I took my first acting class after school I feel in love with theater. I continually took classes and dreamed of my days on Broadway. I even tried a film class sometime in 8th or 9th grade. I wasn’t as fond of it because I got such a rush from the audience response in a live performance. I auditioned and was in a few school plays and performed in several after school/weekend theater classes. In about 11th grade my interest dropped off. I became more interested in things like my friends and dating than theater or playing the cello (another passion at that time). I also knew making it in life as an actress would be extremely difficult so I decided to figure out what I should go to college for.
Well almost 20 years later I have come back to theater. Recently I auditioned and have become a “trial” member of a local comedy sketch troupe, the Feral Chihuahuas! I am so excited to have a few small parts and be helping out with scene changes and such for the upcoming shows this weekend. I have been rehearsing with them since Sunday and so far it has been a blast! I had forgotten just how much I miss theater and acting.
I am pretty damn excited to be performing with the Feral Chihuahuas. After all I have been one of their biggest fans for the last couple of years and well they are a pretty swell bunch of peeps. It will be an awesome weekend and hopefully a few of you find me to be funny! I know the rest of them will be!