Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let's Put On A Show!

When I was in college, I was part of a student-organized theater group called We're Not Your Mother. Every quarter or so, we'd reserve the Old Main theater, throw together a bunch of performance pieces (everything from dance to experimental theater to music videos and beyond) and put on a show.

I loved being part of WNYM, loved the opportunity to try new things and stretch my creative wings. My first plays were performed during Mother shows; I got to work in pieces by performers I really admired. And most of all, they were damn fun to do.

So when I heard that someone named Darren Criss was going to be on Glee last week, and that he'd been part of something called A Very Potter Musical, I decided to check it out. And the minute I clicked on the first video on YouTube I couldn't stop smiling. Despite surface differences, AVPM reminded me so much of what it was like to be part of a creative group like that.

The video I have of We're Not Your Mother performances is still on VHS, so I can't share any of them here. But here's a clip from A Very Potter Musical, along with a congrats to Darren Criss on his successful leap to primetime!

1 comment:

Maia Strong said...

OMG, Mother's! I'm having flashbacks of Gregg's Dog right now. Good times, good times. Now where did I put the frosted animal crackers and chunky salsa...