My Role in Theater Workshop Production Has Awakened a Long-Dormant Passion
In high school, I wanted to be in all the plays. And so I was. Well, let's say I landed as many roles as possible; seven out of eight ain't bad.
I always enjoyed the stage when I was in school. And that love spread into my participation in the speech team, which led to my career. But a couple of months ago, something reawakened and I realized how much I'd missed being on a stage. I auditioned for the Theater Workshop of Owensboro's production of "Summer Shorts." It's a collection of seven short one-act plays, and they will all be presented each performance night.
"Roommates" by Owensboro's own Grae Greer looks at a relationship on the brink. "Bloody Footprints" by Michael Yale features a dysfunctional family with a far deeper dysfunction than you might expect. "The Thousandth Crane" by Steven Satta shows us how one couple uniquely maintains a connection to their late daughter. "I Love You Guys" offers a comical take on empty nest syndrome. "Playing with Words" by Paul LeBel examines the aftermath of a tragedy. "Three Wishes" by Don Berrengasser is about the burgeoning relationship between a woman and her genie. And in "Speed Dating" we meet two seniors who come together at a Holiday Inn speed dating event.
These seven amazing one-act plays will be making their world premieres on the stage of Theater Workshop's Trinity Centre on 5th Street in Owensboro. And this collection of actors will bring these seven stories to life.
The plays, by the way, were chosen by a committee that read 100 submissions before making these their final selections.
I'll be portraying "Frank" in "Bloody Footprints" alongside Jacinta Merrimee as my wife "Linda" and Andrew Martin as my son "Christopher." We've really been enjoying this wonderful experience, as have the rest of the members of this sensational cast.
We all hope to see you this weekend or the following weekend at the Trinity Centre for seven different performances in widely varied productions that you won't forget.