Performance.

Performing on stage is the thing I do better than anything else. It’s been 5 months since I have been able to perform on a stage in front of a crowd and I have been dying to get back out there. To me, performance isn’t just going on stage to do it. I perform because it is the one thing I love to do more than anything.  There have been times in my life where I have felt that my impact is minimal. On the stage, my presence is felt. I can feel confidence grow as a performer and a person. I have learned more about myself in performing than any other aspect of my life. I can remember just about every performance I have had since I was in the 1st grade. I started my performing career with concerts in front of my parents, where I would be the winner of American Idol every single time. That was the peak of my achievements. I have no intentions of stopping any time soon. I plan to perform as long as I can. It is my ultimate stress reliever, where I shift all of my focus on the upcoming performance and I can ignore all the stresses of my everyday life. Without performing I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I have a better understanding of the way people think since I constantly pretend to be someone else on stage, which helps me with my personal interactions. I can attribute several aspects of my life to theatre, and I encourage others to give it a try too. I wouldn’t trade performing for the world. It truly is the one of the only places I can call my home.

3 thoughts on “Performance.”

  1. After reading this post, I’m starting to see how influential people’s’ passions are on their lives and who they have become. It seems like passions bring joy and relieve stress to everyone when they are doing what they love to do. You made a great connection between theater and life and how it has affected you in such a positive way!

  2. I like how you included the part about pretending to be someone else. Usually, pretending to be someone you’re not/putting up a facade is frowned upon, as we are always encouraged to be our true selves because “everyone else is taken.” Here, you exemplify the benefits of being someone else, and take the meaning of pretending to be someone you’re not to a different level, conveying it from a point of view opposite from the way people generally conceive it, making it seem as though pretending to be someone else can actually be a way to step into someone else’s shoes.

  3. Casey, you did a great job elaborating on how much you love performing. I get this same feeling when I am on the baseball diamond. Nothing can cure it besides playing the game which in your case is getting up on stage.

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