It's all over...

Onstage (by RGP)

To those of you who are new around here, I am a theater technician.  That's what I do to pay the bills.  Plus, it's just a really fantastic job.

That means I work backstage in theaters.  Not movie theaters, Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters. Part of my job is seeing people come and go. Shows open and close. Audiences love and hate.  Reviews break hearts and make careers.  Sets go up and get torn down.

I've been doing it for 10+ years and with time I've become very well acquainted with hellos and goodbyes.  That's just how it is. We, us theater-folk, have to be able to adapt pretty quickly. You'll never catch me shed a tear when another play closes. 

But this time was a little different. The production was incredible and everyone was so proud of the work we did.  During our final curtain call, I actually felt a pang of emotion.  Weird. 

So as I completely switch gears into a month of working on my photos, etc until the next show, I realize something else has switched.  For the last few years I've been really worn out with theater.  That's par for the course, everyone gets tired of what they do at some point.  However, coming off such a remarkable production as this one has reminded me why I started theater in the first place. 

We form miniature and temporary families all in the name of art.  We work insane hours, actors pour out their emotions, technicians make sure everything is exactly the same every night, producers push, playwrights re-write and directors suffer sleepless nights until the show is a lock.  Then suddenly, it's all over. 

Just like that. 

We're a special bunch of people, and I'm proud to be a part. 
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