Monday, February 16, 2009
What I Absolutely Love About Interactive Theater
Child-like joy on people's faces is the BEST. When children are mesmerized by a play, believing that the stove where Jack hid is just behind the curtain; when adults are sitting on the edges of their seats waiting to say their lines during a mystery--I get to see the same kind of smiles light up their faces, no matter the age. And those smiles bounce back to me. The difficulty is staying in character when I want to laugh with the audience. I get to laugh later, when the show is over and I'm thanking the children for playing harps, hens, princesses, etc. and the adults for playing Mr. Chips, Miss Fortune, Boone, etc. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.