I worked as the Associate Director on the Pentacle Theatre production of Young Frankenstein the Musical, directed by my friend Robert Salberg.
I was assigned to block group scenes, track tech needs, and eventually, call the show and run sound effects cues.
This show was a bit hard for me. I am not usually around that amount of crude humor… Ok… I can take it for a little while, but after a bit I start feeling weighed down. By the end of the show I felt like I was drowning in muck.
I need to be around theater that up lifts me… theater that helps me feel like am contributing to the good in the world. I didn’t feel that way about this show.
I did make some new friends and I loved being around some of the friends I had already met during my Pentacle Theatre experience. I just wish I could have felt like myself during this show… and like it or not… I am a religious person. I want to make good choices… I want to do my art. I want to create theater master pieces. I just want those experiences to also reflect my values… and I’ve come to the realization, I may not get to do that… my religion and my art doint mix in the real world. sigh. It may be time to step back and dream about creating.