I have been involved in theatre my entire life, but recently fell out the habit of it. That’s why, when I heard about the YAP program, I decided to sign up and rekindle my interest.
And now, months later, after having been involved with the production in some way almost every day, I’ve certainly done that! I think about nothing but theatre these days, to the point where I’m even in Strathcona Park in my dreams at night.
My main job is taking tickets and keeping track of how many people come to the show every night. The second part really engaged the math-loving part of me, and I started to play little mental games involving the numbers of people. Mostly, I keep track of how the numbers from one day compare to the last day, and even figure out the percentage it’s increased or decreased by.
Although I’ll be over the age limit and thus unable to take part in this next year, I would take part if I could, and hope that I’ll be able to volunteer.