Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Dog Days are Over


Between what you were and what you can become, lies this little space of uncertainty we call life.

Tomorrow, OQ heads out to it’s first ever public auditions. It probably doesn’t sound like a big deal and maybe a lot of people will wonder where in damnation were we getting actors from up until now, but this is probably the beginning of the biggest deal that OQ has had to contend with up until now.

A musical. A three month rehearsal schedule. Contracts. A Festival. 15 shows.

Shit just got real!

Life is uncertain, just like theatre. Every time you step on to stage, you never know what’s going to happen, no matter how hard you’ve rehearsed your lines. Sometimes you just have to hedge your bets and walk on to that bare platform and commit to whatever it is that happens – commit even though you are clueless, commit even though you forgot that essential prop in the car or can’t recollect what exactly your cue for entry is. Because, very often, it’s commitment that is the difference between a standing ovation and a mental breakdown in the greenroom from all the booing.

Believe that your intentions matter. Know that even the best intentions can seem wrong. But the worst thing you can do, is stop.

Get off that fence mate. The dogdays are over. It’s time to raise the curtain again.