Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Great Blaze of Light

Little known fact: sometimes, I act.

Although I worked in the theatre department all through college, I mostly stayed behind the scenes. It was there that I met Kyle, and some of my very best friends, even to this day. I am truly grateful to constantly be surrounded by such talented and artistic people. (And that they're willing to chance working with an untrained actor.)

A Great Blaze of Light is a play that has been (almost) entirely produced by GVSU theatre graduates and some of our closest friends. It's about a group of twentysomethings who are just trying to get their shit figured out post-college. It's shaping up to be a fantastic little show, and I must say, I'm proud to be a part of it. 

Despite the inevitable frustrations that come with late-night rehearsals and 15-hour days, I have truly loved this experience. It has been so refreshing to do something different, something creative. Too often I get caught up in the minutiae and stress of daily life that I forget to do something productive that makes me happy. Although I'm looking forward to getting more than 5 hours of sleep per night, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with myself when it's all said and done.

A Great Blaze of Light goes up this weekend at Dog Story Theater in downtown Grand Rapids. If you're local, be sure to check it out. Spend the day exploring ArtPrize, enjoy some theatre in the evening, and come out for a beer (or three) with the cast after the show. 


  1. i've always wanted to try acting but never have, definitely wish i would've! break a leg!!

  2. It's amazing that you've found such a wonderful outlet! I've always been PETRIFIED of acting, but I always went to plays and musicals at my high school and I've seen a lot of musicals, ballets, etc since! I love being in the audience :) Wish I could come see your show!