JSP Journal #9

A late post about a rough Thursday two weeks past:

I was totally not having this practice. Oliver and I were reassigned to a new room. Clearly the Youth Life coordinators put little thought into what sort of room would be conducive to practice theatre. It was a regular class room with tables and chairs, but it was too cramped to reposition any of the furniture, so there went our stage space!  Also the move proved to be way too distracting for the kids. No one was cooperating. Strange kids were banging on the door and interrupting us.  Everyone was having side conversations. People were being rude and disrespectful to each other. I decided I was over it, stopped giving instructions and gave up on them for the day. It was disappointing and defeating. I was honestly just tired of trying. They are two practices out from performance day and shouldn’t be acting like this.