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Do other theatre lovers get post-play depression. - October 29th 2012, 11:43 PM

I've just finished a production that we began rehearsing for 5 months ago, and now I have that horrible after-performance week feeling of I-don't-know-what-to-do-with-my-life.

Although the last few months have been a bit up and down with my feelings towards this play I had an absolute blast doing it overall and loved every minute of being onstage -as I knew I would. I can't quite take in that it's all over.

We went to take the set down on Sunday and I wanted to cry, seeing what represented all our hard work over the last 5 months being taken apart within an hour. I have hundreds of lines and dialogue in my head that have nowhere to go. I keep thinking of things that I've been meaning to mention to various people in the cast before remembering I won't be seeing them any more. I keep thinking 'I can't wait to do that bit of that scene in that act again' before remembering I never will.

I know how I should cope with this - just keep myself busy and allow myself a bit of mourning time for the play. But do other people experience this after a show - any kind of show?? I'd feel silly mentioning to someone that I'm depressed - more than just a bit sad - simply because I've finished a play.


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Re: Do other theatre lovers get post-play depression. - October 30th 2012, 12:32 AM

I think it's just that you were on a high, keeping busy, enjoying what you were doing and being with people with the same interests. I get that feeling if i've been staying with friends/going out because your having such a good time and then just so quickly it's over.

You can still keep in touch with your cast mates, no one is stopping that and hey there are always plays and shows looking for actors, keep yourself busy, enjoy being in that enviorment again!

It's not silly at all, it's really really common, your on a natural high enjoying yourself and all of a sudden that's gone and you don't know what to do and your twiddling your thumbs!

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