The roller coaster ride of the Humber Industry Show ended at the Dog’s Bollocks in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
We spent all day on Monday at the Second City, so for me, it felt like work, which is a good thing, even though I wasn’t getting paid. It’s just that, I work there… you see. So, it was nice to be able to consider the performance element of my time at the Second City as work and not have to rearrange chairs and clean up after people afterwards.
I haven’t written much about the process of preparing for the Industry Show, other than a few snippets here and there, but now that it’s over, and I’m no longer writing and re-writing Greece or Ma & Pa Brothel, I have time to reflect.
Reflect upon how unfair the process was to many of us and how were were told to suck it up because hey, that’s showbiz. And on my end, it sucks, because who’s going to recognize the girl who wrote the piece but only had one line and spent the rest of the time in the chorus?
Two events took place at the Dog’s Bollocks that metaphorically represent my feelings about the show and its process:
- Dave Foley bought me beer and;
- I got a parking ticket.
(OK, he bought beer for the whole table, but that lessens the metaphor, so stay with me here.)
This business, this school has been a series of ups and downs, wins and losses and, I guess all I can do is wish myself and my classmates the best of luck at braving the storm.
(Photo credit: Becky Moore)