It's hard to be a senior. First I'm writing this late. It was supposed to come out. Second, I'm more than my fair share of tired. I've shifted positions many times in "Perspectives," and for this most recent show I serve as the Shop Manager. I've been backstage as a general technician and as a supporting actor, on headset as an assistant stage manager and as an assistant lighting head. I've done more each year, but this year, where I've been doing the same amount as this past spring, has taken it's toll. My sleep schedule (and I'm pretty sure all the other senior's) sleep schedules are irreparably messed up. I have no idea what I'm going to do wihout out perspectives to suck up all my time next year.
This year I'm watching people I knew as freshman live out their senior year, my senior year, and realizing that everything we do counts. We only have one shot at getting this right. This sudden realization that my years in high school are crumbling around me leads to another perspective - pun intended. While we may dread cue-to-cues, days where there is no tech, or when an actor doesn't know their lines yet (that was me), it's all a part of the experience. It wouldn't be fun if it wasn't hard. Senior year is fun. So, it's hard.
Aaron, Senior Perspectives' Member, Shop Manager