After finishing up my summer stock contract, I was just moseying around my apartment, packing for my big trip across the pond. I had some extra time with nothing really to do, so I reached out to some local overhire opportunities as well as some of the theatres I used to work for to see if they had any job I could do.
Lo and behold, one did!
The Omaha Community Playhouse was one of the first places I worked after graduating from undergrad. I enjoyed the people and theatre there very much. They were one of the places I contacted, and they snapped me up very quickly. Originally I went in just to bring to life some of their older Christmas Carol wigs (they were balding and needed some ventilating).
Once I was there working, the resident designer asked if I would style some wigs for the upcoming musical, Sister Act. I said, "I can do that!"
Next I was asked by the associate designer to style a wig for her show, To Kill A Mockingbird. Again, I said "I can do that!"
It is important to me to say "yes" as much as I can. That small little word opens so many doors and opportunities. Not only did I style the wigs for Sister Act, but working with the designer, she had me design then as well. This lovely design credit and experience would never have happened if I had not have said "yes".