Today was the day i finally started my process of directing Rabbit Hole. I don’t know where or when it will be performed, who my cast will be, but I don’t care. It feels great to put my ideas on a page and start imagining what this show could be. It’s not something to rush at this point because I’m too young. I haven’t lived life enough in order to produce it. The time will come when I’m ready and the script will come to life.
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay Abaire was the first script I fell in love with. I was a junior in high school taking classes at the award wining Children’s Theater in Minneapolis. At this point in my life theater was a distant yearn. I wanted it, i wanted theater to be in my life, but I didn’t know how. I wasn’t sure if it was practical or ok to want to pursue it so I started with taking classes. After 1 class titled “triple threat” I was sold. I felt at home. Connected. Alive. I remember every moment of that class so vividly because my imagination and dreams started in that studio. Rabbit Hole was introduced to me in that class. The discussions, the emotion, and passion within the class was real. It was the first time where theater had shaken my soul. It was the first time I was blown away from reading such a raw and thoughtful text. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. We analyzed and explored the text and it opened my eyes to a new way of seeing theater. I saw how theater can create change. I saw how theater is more than spectacle and cheese. I saw life.
Ever since that day Rabbit Holes been on my radar. I’ve used monologues from it. I’ve read scenes from it. And now I am working on directing it. It’s a story that needs to be shared. i want to explore what it has and create a world that everyone can see.