This semester I am taking Materials for Youth. I am loving delving into all these wonderful books and learning ways to critically look at literature aimed at children.
I am a theatre person. By that, I mean that I generally am involved in some sort of theatrical production. Mostly, I am a costumer for local community theatres, or high school drama programs. But I have also worked with props, as a stage hand, as a wardrobe mistress, set builds, etc. Note that actress was not on that list. I can talk to kids and people all day long, but put me on a stage, or put a camera or microphone in front of me and I have the biggest case of stage fright you will ever see.
I cannot explain it. It has actually gotten worse as I have gotten older.
I am trying very hard to work on this.
Ran across this blog and I really like this. To be honest, if I were in a costume I could probably get rid of some of my unease and discomfort.