Directing a Homeschool Play

Direct: to request or instruct with authority; to show or point out the way.

That’s the Merriam-Webster definition. It looks easy when it’s written out like that and I’ve had my share of direction. That’s why, when the mothers of our homeschool group found a script online, they asked me to direct a homeschool group production. I thought, Why not? I know what a play should look like on stage and I know these kids, almost as though I’m a big brother to them. So I took the project on.

Before we began rehearsals, the moms asked whether I’d want help. Not to diss parents or anything, but homeschool moms tend to take control, and because I’m “rebellious,” I decided I didn’t need or want any help. I could do this on my own.

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