For those that never had the privilege of doing a show at the Dom in the good ole days... you wouldn't know that there was a small kitchen area just off stage right that served as a dressing room. Well, really more of a dressing AREA. We had a 4 ft. table with double sided makeup mirrors surrounded by some folding chairs in the center. After applying your makeup, you stood to let someone else have a turn at the mirror while you stepped aside and dropped trou right there in front of God and everybody. During quick costume changes, you literally bumped butts with your castmates as you were all changing within about 16 sq. feet of space. We didn't need to play cast bonding games after seeing everyone's underwear. Speaking of which... that reminds me of another story...
I had an opportunity to act at Stage 212 during my last spring before I moved away. I even landed a lead on my first try. I played Susan in 2012's Don't Drink the Water. I can say I've never had more fun. There is a photo... somewhere.... of me during our rehearsal when I was first confronted with the best prop I've ever seen. Larry Kelsey on a copy of Time Magazine. I'm clearly cracking up and trying to remain in character. I can only hope someone still has that magazine.