||[May. 21st, 2005|12:17 pm]
Chelsea Michigan Theatre Guild
I just wanted to take a second and tell everyone how great this year has been for me in CTG.
Pretty much, I've had one of the best theatre years I've had in a while, and I feel really secure leaving the Guild to all of you. I feel like I can leave and not worry about the Guild at all. It will be fantastic.
You guys have been my friends and my peers through at least this entire year, some longer, some shorter, and I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me. I feel like a completely different person after spending this year in your company. Thank you so much for that.
I just have a few words of advice:
1) Never exclude ANYONE from joining. I know that the group is a social group made up of all of our friends just as much as it is a theatre group. Just because someone isn't your friend, or because you don't like them doesn't mean they should not be in the group. Make them part of the group, and maybe you'll become friends. We've had problems with this in the past, lets not continue that into the future.
2) Have fun. I know how seriously a lot of us take this group. It should be a serious thing, but it should also be a fun thing. It's like cake: If you don't have the cake, the party won't be nearly as cool. With cake, though, everything will be great. Everyone loves cake! So relax, and have some fun.
3) Love the group. Don't ever let anything make this group an obligation rather than a privilage. Theatre Guild is one of the best experiences I've ever had, and I know that it will continue to be great as long as we let it. So, don't forget how great this year was and how much fun Theatre Guild can be.
Above all else, you just need the passion I know you all have. Never lose your wonderful personalities and wonderful selves. Never forget who you are when you're playing someone else onstage. Never let the set fall apart :). Live your life to the fullest and never forget all the good times when you're going through the bad.
I love you all, and I love this group! CTG FOR LIFE!