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