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In my preadolescent years I dabbled in theater off and on. I had a part in the chorus of "Peace Child" when I was five. Many years later when we were living at the Winslow Cohousing I played Pyramus in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". I enjoyed theater, but my frequent travels made it difficult to do.

When we moved to Whidbey Island in 1996 I decided that now I finally wanted to do theater. I went at the task with gusto. In approximately one year I was in 12 shows. They ranged from comedy to drama, from Shakespeare to Gershwin.

This year satisfied my appetite. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the acting I did. Then my life moved on and I no longer felt the urge to be a character on stage.

My stint with the theater was valuable in many ways, but two stand out. First I became completely comfortable with being in front of an audience. Second I learned about throwing myself into an activity, and then knowing moving on. This understanding encourages me to throw myself into my interests with abandon, and then to let go of that part of my identity that forms around that interest when its pursuit is no longer current with my passion.

 

A Complete List of My Theatrical Experiences and the Roles I Played:

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