I Show Up for the Ensemble

I Show Up for the Ensemble

Forget Dorothy, I show up for the Ozians.

A colleague of mine often ribs me about being so enamored with the ensemble. He thinks I place too much emphasis on the shadow characters, the living props, the background, the wallflowers. He is 100% correct.

Maybe it is because in my 25 years of theater so far I have spent a majority of my onstage time as one of the ensemble. Perhaps I have never grown past the little dark haired girl in Oklahoma! laughing with glee at a joke during the pie auction that no one ever heard.

But I think my true love for the ensemble has blossomed during my work as a high school theatre director. 

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