For my whole life, I’ve been a perfectionist. I’ve lorded over group projects in school and volunteered myself for more work than I should have, always wanting to do things myself. If I do something, then I know it will get done the way that I want it to get done.
I used to think that this was a strength, since it meant that I was a hardworker who was capable of doing lots of different things. While it does mean that I am confident, it has donned on me in the past few months that my keen attention to detail in every facet of everything may, in fact, not be as positive as I previously thought.
And this epiphany came courtesy of directing Hipster! The Musical.
I started writing the script in December 2011. At that time, it was a pitiful fourteen page thing, with more characters and fewer songs than it has now. But, even then, I had a strong vision of what I wanted the final project to look like.
And I was going to get what I wanted. Read more →