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?