Dressing Up

"Barry & Dwayne, Danville, VA. 1970" © Emmet Gowin

My husband's friend was a pizza table for Halloween once. My brother was George Michael. Complete with fake 5 o'clock shadow, he carried a boom box on his shoulder and sang "I've got to have faith."

As children, we delight in dressing up. We pretend to be anything, anyone. We try out ways of existing in the world.

Performers get to do this too. By embodying a full range of human experience in rehearsal or onstage, we sometimes find ourselves more present in the world.


  1. Kathy has a picture of "the pizza table" if you'd like to see it. She says it was very cute and one of the Halloween memories that most stands out for her.

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