A new piece I wrote for Theater Pub, covering my very first year as part of the SF Fringe Fest.
*[2021 Update: If the original link (below) no longer works, the entire piece is available in the attached screenshot.]
Charles Lewis III returns to talk about his first time working behind the scenes at the SF Fringe Festival.
“Clowns are the pegs on which a circus is hung.”
– PT Barnum
We’re always told that first impressions count for a lot; that you can’t make them twice; that they will forever define you in the eyes of the other person, whether they admit it to you or not. So naturally I wanted to make the best impression as a new house manager at SF Fringe. I’ve always been one of those folks who believes that I don’t just represent myself, but also the company whose logo adorns my shirt/name tag/pay stub. I mean, they don’t just give this bright yellow shirt and laminated badge to just anyone, do they?
So as I stood in front of an anxious, impatient audience, I can only imagine what they thought of…
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