Theatre-of-life

For all people in college, university and school

Today I talked with my professor, a truly wise woman with decades of experience in theatre.

She’s told me that she noticed that when I perform I try to please her and other professors. She told me it’s bullshit and I must stop doing that if I want to make progress.

Time of education - she said- whether you pay for it or not, is your laboratory. This is the time and space for you to find out things - what you can and can’t do, what you want, who you are.You may and you WILL fuck up, but that’s ok. You’re still learning, you’re growing, and you have to communicate with the world to do so.

She’s said she’s 70, and she’s still learning. Sometimes she stays at home all day eating chocolate, falling asleep, eating more chocolate, calling her friends who don’t pick up bc they’re too busy. Sometimes she fucks up too. And that’s fine. You have to get bad things, to learn what is good

You must eat junk food to know it’s better to get veggies. You must stay at home to go out. You must be alone to feel a difference when you’re with people.

I for example, did an utterly shit project last week and the cringe is real. But she said - girl, it was shit. But now you know what to correct. And if you don’t want to - screw it. Start a new project. With new rules, new world, new mind. Every day you can reinvent yourself.

anyway, I’m only repeating what she said. she knows her stuff tho. real inspo. will throw in some more later.

Super Cute Musical Date Ideas
  • Watch The Last Five Years together
  • Sing “A Little Fall of Rain” when it starts to shower outside
  • Throw sandwiches at each other while singing “Just Another Day”
  • Spar with each other like in “Little Things we Do Together”
  • Stalk each other as if you were The Phantom and Christine
  • Murder the most mythic bitch in your high school together (bonus: kill two jocks and plant a bomb in the boiler room)
  • Bake pies together using recipes from Sweeney Todd
  • Die together like in Bonnie and Clyde
Theatre Kid Problems
  • Me: who am I anywayyyy? am I my résumé?!
  • Me: DEAR JASON, THERE WILL BE TEARS TODAY
  • Me: it's just life, so keep dancing through
  • Me: I SHOULD TELL I BLEW THE CANDLE OUT, JUST TO GET BACK IN
  • Me: morning glowwwwwww is heeeeeeere at laaaast
  • Me: far from skid rowwwww, I dream we'll go
  • Me: someone to waaAAAAAAAAtch over meeeeeeeeeeeee
  • Me: THERE ARE GIANTS IN THE SKYYYYYYY
  • Me: I will sing the song of purple summer
  • Me: we neeeeeed some light
  • Me: CHRISTINE, THAT'S ALL I ASK OF YOOOOOU
  • Me: you can't stop the beat
  • Me: this I swear by the STARS
  • Me: I OWE YOU A BOTTLE OF COLD CHAMPAGNE
  • Me: I know it's todayyyy oooooooh
  • Me: goodbyyyyye until tomOOOOOOOOrow
  • Everyone: stop
Unspoken Rules Of Standing In The Wings:

1) shut the fuck up
2) stop touching my damn prop
3) if you can see the audience then the audience can see you 4) just don’t touch anything
5)Get out of the way oh my GOD
6)“I hope you say Macbeth I swear I hope you do”

The signs as shit my professors said during my first year of theatre school:

Aries: “I’m missing that finger because my ex left me at the alter so I cut off my finger and retuned the ring”

Taurus: “Did… did he just climax?… no wait I loved it. Bigger next time”

Gemini:“So the question is: who ties up who when they’re hatefucking?”

Cancer:“Someone google if you can pay a sex worker with a credit card”

Leo: “I really hope we don’t get pulled over. I have a suitcase full of syringes and fake heroin in the back”

Virgo: “Straight people just humping away in the courtyard”

Libra: “Rainbowliciousness, it’s like the 90s again”

Scorpio: “This show has some of the best puppet sex I’ve ever seen”

Sagittarius: “Bear in the Big Blue House is like your fuzzy gay uncle”

Capricorn: “Today we’re going to learn practical life skills” *teaches us how to make balloon animals*

Aquarius:“I had a skunky weekend”*student mimes smoking a joint* “No, but I shoulda”

Pisces: “Eating pizza is a state of mind”

Dr Leonid Rogozov performs surgery on himself in Antarctica, 1967.

Dr Rogozov was part of a research team trekking across Antarctica when his appendix burst, causing widespread shock. Knowing he wouldnt survive a trip back to base camp, Dr Rogozov turned a tent into a makeshift operating theatre and performed the life-saving surgery himself, using only a mirror and a book to guide him. The surgery took several hours and Dr Rogozov was able to resume his normal duties the next day. He later stated the hardest part of performing surgery on himself was having to work upside down.

The funniest thing to me is that moment in a show when a character has just died in some tragic way, and it’s just like the saddest thing ever and everyone is bawling

Then you go backstage and they’re just sitting there scrolling through their phone because now they have nothing to do for the rest of Act 2