Monday, July 15, 2013

SotG: Part II

I know, I haven't been posting SotG updates at all. I'm sorry. It sort of took up all of my time. So, I shall summarize it for you (in no particular order).

Things I Learned While Working For Shakespeare On The Green:

  1. I cannot parallel park.
  2. It's more fun to talk on the phone when you don't know what you're talking about.
  3. I can now [sort of] read music.
  4. Bruises, mud, bugs and generally being outside is actually okay.
  5. It doesn't matter what age your friends are.
  6. Someone can wear pink in one show and armor in another.
  7. Lines should be memorized.
  8. It's nerve-wracking and exhilarating to talk in front of over 4,000 people.
  9. Parks get hot.
  10. Offices get messy.
  11. There is always too many things to do, and a To-Do List only sort of helps.
  12. Expense reports should be done weekly.
  13. Getting home is easier and faster when I take the interstate.
  14. Road trips are more fun in pouring rain/jamming out.
  15. You don't know long hours until you work for Nebraska Shakespeare.
  16. Staff meetings are quite interesting.
  17. Packing up bins of housing materials isn't as easy as it might seem.
  18. Dumpster Central's phone number is 877-573-8233 (I memorized it).
  19. Doing push-ups on stage while it's hot and you're in front of an audience aren't that fun.
  20. Performing on stage is fun.
  21. Being backstage is the best part of the job.
  22. Dancing backstage at the end of Twelfth Night when everyone is on stage is the highlight of the show.
  23. Even if things go wrong, it's not the end of the world.
  24. Scholar's Forums are really interesting.
  25. I can drive a Kubota.
  26. Walgreens people are really nice, especially when you frequent their store.
  27. FedEx copy machines don't like me.
  28. Doing laundry every night is not something I enjoy, but at least there are clean clothes.
  29. Friends you make on the job can last a lifetime (hopefully).
  30. Nebraska Shakespeare: That's good enough.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of working for Nebraska Shakespeare for Shakespeare on the Green. It had some ups and downs but I learned more about myself and being in the real world than I could have imagined. I think I am prepared for the rest of my life, especially with college right around the corner. I thank everyone who helped me along the way. I hope I get the opportunity to come back someday.

Much love,

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