How to Tell if You or Someone You Know is Insane from School Musical Volunteerism

annhathawayI am writing this during the most hectic week of my life, the second week of rehearsals for the elementary school play. I have been cast as a co-chair of the school play this year, and, as a method actress, I like to fill my role completely. That is why I have dropped everything, everything for my craft.

I’m like Anne Hathaway as Fantine. I’d cut off all my hair and extract a tooth, if anyone on the PTA were insane enough to ask me to do it. That’s how committed I am to this production of Bye, Bye Birdie.

During production, I do not have any sort of a life outside of what happens in the school gym, which means I have to write this article frantically and in secret.

I am so into the whole thing that I call these two weeks “production.”

Because I am never allowed out and I must be silent while I write, I’m the Anne Frank of volunteerism.

I mean, if word ever spread that I had smuggled a laptop into the elementary school and was writing a humorous essay during this sacred time of play rehearsal, the school board might kick me out and have me redistricted, perhaps to a horrible place, a place without a school play. And then what will become of my performance-loving children? That cannot be. Continue reading here.

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One thought on “How to Tell if You or Someone You Know is Insane from School Musical Volunteerism

  1. I just forwarded this to my friends (I hope!) who met yesterday to figure out how to start the process! I even told them about running into you at HD, but left out the part about emailing Julie to tell her we were celebrity stalking.   Sounds like you’re doing fabulously, and of course as always, it made me laugh out loud.    

    Elizabeth Vickery

    http://edgemontpta.my-pta.org/

    >________________________________ > From: Julie Gerstenblatt >To: elizvickery@yahoo.com >Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:08 AM >Subject: [New post] How to Tell if You or Someone You Know is Insane from School Musical Volunteerism > > WordPress.com >Julie Gerstenblatt posted: “I am writing this during the most hectic week of my life, the second week of rehearsals for the elementary school play. I have been cast as a co-chair of the school play this year, and, as a method actress, I like to fill my role completely. That is why I” >

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