I never set out in life to be a stage manager. I started acting, if you could call it that, when I was in high school and the musical came around. I did 12 musicals and 1 Shakespeare from the time I started high school to the end of my freshman year of college; a various combination of them on stage and in the pit band. I took a chance at directing my sophomore year of college and then at the end of the year a friend of mine, my very first director (Lucas), decided that I was a stage manager. It seemed odd to me at the time that someone who had never been a stage manager was asked to do that job. But Lucas trusted me.
That’s how I ended up stage managing 7 more shows after that first one. 8 shows where my job was to make a director’s vision a reality.
This last year is what I am calling the year of lost adventures. It’s not that there weren’t adventures. There definitely were as this post will prove, but rather that my blogging skills this year were rather lost. I had ideas of photography projects and writing projects that didn’t pan out for various reasons. So it seems fitting to call 2013 the year of lost adventures. Anyway, without further ado, here is the year in review for 2013. It is full of adventures and I can only hope that 2014 holds just as many.
An update to this blog is way overdue. My apologies for not doing it sooner. For now, I start by saying that 2012 was a year that was everything I wanted and more. If this was truly going to be the end of the world, this is how I would have wanted to go out…not with a fizzle, but with a giant bang.
Rewind to January of 2012. As January 1 of 2012 began to rise, I found myself at home in Baltimore with my parents and many of my friends. 2011 had been a blast and 2012 held promise that it would be better than any previous year. And sure enough, it was.
I’m getting better. I’m only a few behind and I’m hoping to catch up entirely by next week. We shall see.
Anyway, this photo is representative as to how I will be spending the next seven weeks of my life. As many people know I don’t just makes films, but I also dabble in theater. Particularly in Shakespearean theater where I am primarily a stage manager. Our big spring show is Hamlet if you couldn’t tell, and Victor was kind enough to model for me as I took his photo with my script.
P.S.- You’ll probably also get some updates on how Hamlet is going as production progresses. So stay tuned for that!