Shawn L. Bird

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poem- action awaiting November 6, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:42 pm

ACTION!

awaiting

lights and cameras

Faces gleaming

Feet leaping

Treading the boards

Anticipating an audience

All voices calibrated

to the deaf grandma in the back row.

Adrenaline rushes.

 

Applause.

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I’m in Shuswap Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins.  I’m Miss Lark and (in an amusing bit of type-casting) The Bird Woman.  Our curtain rises in 19 days, but we’re already sold out.  It’s been brilliant watching it all come together. Now the run-throughs begin: we’re counting down!

 

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8 Responses to “poem- action awaiting”

  1. colonialist Says:

    You auditioned just for a Lark? The role is obviously for the Birds. 🙂
    (There has to be SOMEONE to make such obvious wisecracks.)
    Congratulations! Wish I could see the show.

  2. It takes a lot of courage to get up on stage- at least for me it would.

    • I’ve been on the stage since I was 4. I don’t have significant stage fright or anything. Just the rush as you step. Mind you, singing a solo is slightly more terrifying than choral singing, dancing, or acting. 🙂


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