There are very few things outside of my comfort zone. Years of student government made public speaking tolerable, risks are in my nature, I’ll try almost anything twice (with the exception of dangerous drugs, no thanks!).
I saw “Vagina Monologues” a couple of years ago when I was in college and thought it was amazing. The topics these women were talking about weren’t easy and they did it with such grace AND they made it funny! When I heard that there were local auditions I knew I had to try out. Who cares if I had never been in a play? I had nothing to lose!
So, I tried out.. and got a part! I’m beyond excited (and obviously super nervous) for the show! It’s perfect.
There are a million reasons why I wanted to do this play but most importantly it’s because I am a feminist. There, I said it. I identify with that term that so many still don’t understand and look down upon. I work my ass off for what I want and it deserves to be recognized, regardless of my gender. Maybe it’s because I grew up with all women or because my mother always filled my head with crazy ideas that I could do whatever I wanted but I’ve grown to believe that.
The other main reason is I wanted to put myself out there and go completely outside of my comfort zone. Standing on a stage in front of complete strangers talking about such difficult issues definitely does that. I didn’t really know any of the girls going into this, and that has made it an even better experience! No safety blanket, so familiarity, just me, and my script.
Maybe this is the beginning of a new hobby or maybe it’s just another one of my spontaneous crazy ideas but I can’t wait! Besides, it’s the perfect thing to do on Valentine’s Day.
The Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater
3rd Floor of the Spurk Building
Northern Essex Community College
Friday February 13, 2015 and
Saturday February 14, 2015
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors.
See you for my big debut! 😉