Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Catching the theatre "bug"

"Theatre is like a virus: once you get it you can't get rid of it." -- Robin Boisseau

When did you realize you enjoy theatre, whether as a member of a production or as an audience member? Was there a particular moment when something clicked? Was it over a long period of time? Share your own story about how you caught "the theatre bug."


Steve Martin said...

I caught the bug in elementary school when I played Paul Bunyan in 3rd grade. If you're going to be pretend to be someone, I recommend being a character from an American tall tale -- it was fun to pretend such great adventures from creating tidal waves while rocking to sleep at night to creating the Grand Canyon.

Being able to use my imagination like that in front of my parents and teachers and my friends was so much fun. I've wanted to keep doing it since.

In college, I got my first taste of directing and stage managing. And the idea of running a show has appealed greatly to me since The Merchant of Venice.

Mark Allen said...

My junior year musical "Guys and Dolls" was such a magnificent experience that I was consumed by it.

And I continue to be consumed by it.