Theatre- The Missing Piece

I’m currently at the 7-week countdown mark for closing my Korean chapter and opening up a new one on and off the beaten paths of South America.   I can hardly contain my excitement these days and have eagerly started packing up all important files and memories I’ve accumulated over these whirlwind years.

Surprisingly, something hit me recently that I wasn’t ready for.  I’m seriously going to miss a lot of things from my time in Korea.   One in particular has been my baby since September 2008- The Daegu Theatre Troupe.

The group would have not come to light without the amazing experiences I had while diving into the world of theatre in university.  I changed my study focus a few times back then, and I finally settled on taking my theatrical studies more seriously.  I met countless inspiring professors during that time who pushed me beyond where I thought I could go in acting, directing, and design.  At the same time, I was being filled with curiosity through classes of theatre history, theory, and theatre in a social context.

Throughout my university studies, I was able to attend professional shows, as well as become involved in the school’s performance seasons.  Simply sitting in a theater, watching a story develop before my eyes, breathing in the words as well as the preciseness and complexity of  visual designs, made my mind tingle.

There’s a sense of magic and mystery  as you enter the world of play–both on and off the stage. I was determined to  follow this longing.

As my university career moved onwards, I became  involved in the management aspect of performances, stepping in as stage manager and production manager for numerous projects.

I finally became aware that I could fulfill a desire for travel, exploration, helping those in need, AND being a part of the theatre world.

I could do this by CREATING a theatre world around me.  Thus the Daegu Theatre Troupe was my next step in completing the puzzle that is my life.  There are still many pieces to fill in, and I am certain my upcoming adventures will help with this.  I am also certain that the Daegu Theatre Troupe was not the final theatre piece in my puzzle.

photo credit: Hori Varian

photo credit: alancreaver

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Theatre- The Missing Piece

I’m currently at the 7-week countdown mark for closing my Korean chapter and opening up a new one on and off the beaten paths of South America.   I can hardly contain my excitement these days and have eagerly started packing up all important files and memories I’ve accumulated over these whirlwind years.

Surprisingly, something hit me recently that I wasn’t ready for.  I’m seriously going to miss a lot of things from my time in Korea.   One in particular has been my baby since September 2008- The Daegu Theatre Troupe.

The group would have not come to light without the amazing experiences I had while diving into the world of theatre in university.  I changed my study focus a few times back then, and I finally settled on taking my theatrical studies more seriously.  I met countless inspiring professors during that time who pushed me beyond where I thought I could go in acting, directing, and design.  At the same time, I was being filled with curiosity through classes of theatre history, theory, and theatre in a social context.

Throughout my university studies, I was able to attend professional shows, as well as become involved in the school’s performance seasons.  Simply sitting in a theater, watching a story develop before my eyes, breathing in the words as well as the preciseness and complexity of  visual designs, made my mind tingle.

There’s a sense of magic and mystery  as you enter the world of play–both on and off the stage. I was determined to  follow this longing.

As my university career moved onwards, I became  involved in the management aspect of performances, stepping in as stage manager and production manager for numerous projects.

I finally became aware that I could fulfill a desire for travel, exploration, helping those in need, AND being a part of the theatre world.

I could do this by CREATING a theatre world around me.  Thus the Daegu Theatre Troupe was my next step in completing the puzzle that is my life.  There are still many pieces to fill in, and I am certain my upcoming adventures will help with this.  I am also certain that the Daegu Theatre Troupe was not the final theatre piece in my puzzle.

photo credit: Hori Varian

photo credit: alancreaver

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Kristin’s Backpack won 1st Prize for TESL Ontario’s 2011 ESL Week Blog Contest.
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Welcome to Kristin’s Backpack! I jumped on the blogging bandwagon in 2010 to share my Canadian-theatrical-backpacking perspective on my world adventures. With my return to Canada, I will continue to dig into my pockets and reflect on life as it has come to involve Teaching, Travel, and Theatre. Time to unzip the pockets!
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This is what summer is all about- finished a book yesterday and am on to the next today.  I just opened The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which has been on my shelf for ages.  I have been extremely interested in reading accounts that stem from true stories in a dark history that is often swept to the side.  
At the same time, I have been listening to The Maze Runner series as an audio book and have been extremely captivated by the young characters’ circumstances and their view on the world.  
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