Honestly Kid

by Daniel Damkoehler

 

2nd thoughts

Why I Left Theatre Part 2 – Fear

Maybe it’s the cover of the latest issue of Wired that clunked its way through our mail slot yesterday, but I started thinking about fear in the shower this morning. Pretty quickly my thoughts drifted to theatre and what I didn’t do with it since earning my two degrees.

I’d be kidding myself and lying to you if I didn’t admit that Fear played a pretty major role in my departure from the world of theatre.

Fear of what?

Failure. Looking stupid. Poverty. Working on material and with people I didn’t like. Oh, the list goes on.

Are those points of fear or just excuses? Is there a difference?