One perk of working in regional theater is discovering the locale you are working in. In 2011 I was working in Arizona, and some of our cast rented a car to drive to Sedona. It was such a beautiful day, and it’s one of my favorite memories from that year.
That day I ran over a tumbleweed with the car, we hiked the red rocks, had a great dinner, and laughed until we cried on the way home.
I have to admit that I liked doing regional theater well enough, but I was really there for the local experiences and adventures. I took road trips whenever possible and was constantly exploring.
I am grateful for my travels, as there are all of these pieces of Americana I have stashed away in my memory, and those memories are very dear to me.