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14 Side Effects Of Being A Theatre Kid

A recent study that I made up shows that theatre kids might be susceptible to the following side-effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately because you might be a theatre kid.

1. You’ve forgotten what the sun looks like

Theatre kids

Late rehearsals… enough said.

2. You talk to walls

14 Side Effects of being a theatre kid

No one has heard your audition piece more than that wall.

3. You only see your family when they come to your shows

14 Side Effects of being a theatre kid

With late nights and early mornings… you’re like a ghost in your own house.

4. Show tunes either excite you or infuriate you

14 side effects of being a theatre kid

One day you love them, the next day you hate them.

5. Your characters come out in front of other people

14 side effects of being a theatre kid

Embrace yourself even when others don’t.

6. When you don’t have rehearsal you’re not sure where to go

Theatre nerds

Having free time is so foreign.

7. School gets in the way of rehearsal

14 side effects of being a theatre kid

If only you could go to school… and just do rehearsal.

8. Your wardrobe is comprised of only show shirts

14 Side Effects of being a theatre kid

Someone else always wears the same show shirt as you to school.

9. You have a natural resentment towards athletes

Theatre Kids, Theatre Nerds

They might get all the glory, but we know where to find the real talent!

10. You know the proper way to spell “Theatre”

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“Theater” refers to a building and “Theatre” refers to an art-form.

11. Limited social life

Theatre Nerds

The only people you are able to hang out with are the people listed in the program with you.

12. You don’t sleep

14 side effects of being a theatre kid

School + Rehearsal + Homework + Responsibilities + Everyone Else’s Problems = No Sleep

13. You’re broke

Theatre kids

You don’t have time for a job and all the fees add up.

14. You keep coming back for more

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No matter how much it hurts sometimes… the reward is always worth it!

What are some of the side effects you’ve experienced from being a theatre kid? Leave a reply below…

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Written by Eric Eidson

Eric is a playwright, director, actor, and theatre educator from Aurora, CO. He received his BA in Acting and Theatre Education, and is currently an MFA candidate at the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University. (Hi Mom!)

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