(Shut up, WordPress; I did not spell ‘theatre’ wrong)
So, week one is done. Wait no. My brother is telling me the weeks here end on Sunday. 26 hours to go, I guess. I’m adjusting well. Getting into the mix of things. Slowly but surely making friends. My plan so far is to meet people in my classes and in my extra-curriculars to make friends, and not veer too far from my comfort zone. It’s working out ok so far. Met a few good people here and there. I hoped I would find some good people in the Alpha Psi Omega (theatre fraternity) meeting last Thursday. That’s where I realized something that I had forgotten for a while now:
Theatre people are weird. Period. (hence the period) Like crazy weird. I guess it makes sense. Part of being creative and clever is being a little eccentric too. But not this much! These people are loud, interruptive, constantly trying to be funny, and just down right obnoxious. And then there’s me and my brother and a few other normal people. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I’m not a theatre person. I’m not a theatre person in the sense that most people imagine theatre people to be. I’m quiet, keep to myself, look solemn, and have meaningful words come out of my mouth from time to time. Just not eccentric at all. That’s not to say I’m bad at theatre. No, I got put in this falls production of the Arsonists. I have some talent. I just need to know why everybody else with that talent has to be so….odd. Most people on stage aren’t odd. They’re normal people. That’s what I try to be.
I’m no one to judge though. I have personality flaws myself and you might not see their craziness as a flaw in the first place. Well to each his own. My whole point is: I’m not sure how many friends I’ll be able to make in the theatre department. This part of my friend-making plan is going a bit awry. I gonna need to step out of my comfort zone in one way or another if I hope to create meaningful relationships here…
“We’re actors – we’re the opposite of people!” – Tom Stoppard
Posted on August 25th, 2012 by Luke Currie
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