My Theater Happy, OR Thanks to Steph and Randy, I’m Not the Asshole

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great joy that I can announce that at least this week , I am not as big of an asshole.

I have, after almost 2 1/2 years, found my Improv Performance bliss.  It’s neither in improv or performance.  It is in directing and choreographing.

This feeling, which I knew, I believe, I trusted was part of the process and was lurking around the Chicago comedy scene is mine.  I cannot describe how much better it is to feel it than to try to feel it.

This is how it feels to trust myself … exactly the same way it felt when I was teaching  (actually teaching, not all the not-teaching stuff that started to consume the job the last two years.)  Confident in my ability to deal with the unexpected.  Prepared and prepared for anything I wasn’t prepared for.  Joyous in seeing others succeed and gain confidence and have fun in the process.  Like I was on an exciting path.

Now I can look from the outside and guiltlessly go to shows of people I respect and like and watch.  And learn.  And enjoy.  

I can’t wait to get back to work on this.

I can’t wait to continue with my own Project…


2 thoughts on “My Theater Happy, OR Thanks to Steph and Randy, I’m Not the Asshole

  1. Yay! Go, Jackie! Go, Jackie! It’s your birthday!

    Actually, I don’t think it is your birthday. I suspect not. Why do people say that, anyway? Whatever. Go, Jackie!


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