Saturday, March 31, 2012

Globe Day 2012

Today, I got to go back to my earliest artistic roots. My first and most long-lasting artistic endeavors have been in the theatre. For the last 28 years, it has been the backbone of my creative life.

 I have run the gamut from stage crew to actor to stage manager to director. I had the chance today to uphold a Homer High School tradition. Since 1969, HHS has erected a replica version of London's Globe Theatre. It has undergone some changes in the last 43 years, but it remains the jewel in the Homer Shakespearean Society's crown.

The apron waiting to be assembled.

It represents much more than our mutual love for Shakespeare; however.
It reminds us that we are part of something much bigger and much longer lasting than ourselves. It creates a sense of community so cherished that people remember both the first and last times that they put it up.

The author, multi-tasking on bracing duty.

This program and the students who work there way through are part of the structure of my lie. If I am not rehearsing a show, I am researching the next one. Plans get made around rehearsals and set construction, students cease being children and become friends. 

Some of my proudest moments have happened there and I am forever grateful for the chance to share them.

The Globe Theatre of the Homer Shakespearean Society


  1. I miss this so much, and I do remember the first and the last time I put up The Globe. I think about My Family often and miss all of the fun we had during rehearsals and set construction. No wonder I have the logo of the Society tattooed on my ankle. I loved every minute of it. One of these days I will make it back to Homer for Globe Day, and when I do, I know there will be Hawaiian Pizza with extra pineapple around. =)

  2. This was my first and last time putting the Globe up, as a student/cast member, but I know I'll definitely be back around in the future to help! I really didn't know what I was missing by skipping Globe day. It was such a fantastic experience and I hope the rest of Merry Wives will be as well! I hope these memories will keep me sane through college... :)