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Aside from directing I haven't really done much backstage work for shows. The two most notable experiences I've had as part of the crew was probably co-stage managing for a student-directed production of Where the Wild Things Are and dramaturging for the first college production of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses (outside of her own Northwestern's, of course), both of which I will later share pictures of. Aside from that, I've worked costume and props run crew for a couple of shows, and run a spotlight for another.

While I've not really had any special affinity for most of the backstage things I've done, I fell in love with dramaturgy. I'm not sure if the research appealed to the anthropologist/researcher in me, if it appealed to my love of the Greeks and Hellenic religion, if I just adored the show much that I had to be a part of it at any cost, or some combination of all of the above, but I fell head over heels for the work I was doing in the production. It allowed me to show a slightly more academic part of myself to the students and faculty, and I adored every second of what I was doing. I think that I would jump at the chance to do it again. Also, I think I would really like to assistant direct for a few people that I really respect and look up to as directors before I jump back into the directing aspect of theatre. I think working with a director who does the things I'm interested in might give me a more solid base for doing those things I want to do as a director myself.