By: Corinne Cameron
Hello, fellow mommies! My name is Corinne Cameron and I have a beautiful (aren’t they all) son named Remy, who turned 2 years old on 11/11. Yup he is an 11/11/11 baby and was truly our little miracle. After 8 miscarriages followed by a three year period of complete infertility with my ex husband, life changed for the much better. I met my current husband and soulmate Robert. He was supportive of my fertility struggles and was willing to go the distance with me. That distance wasn’t too far as Remy was destined for this world and was conceived dare I say... easily!
Along with being a SAHM to Remy, I also am a director at local community theatres and for Mashpee High School's Blue Falcon Theatre group. I most recently directed a production of “The Rocky Horror Show” and now that the show is over, I have a little break to be able to write. I have been on stage acting since I was a child and had a brief professional career in my late teens and early 20's. I unfortunately had a vocal cord injury (yes it's a real thing but I'll spare you the details) which, even after rehab, it ended up my voice couldn't put up with the rigors of professional musical theatre. Luckily, I landed in a place where there is thriving community theatre and stage opportunities around many corners.
I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of some amazing productions at many of the Cape's, and surrounding area's, community theatres. I have been on stage as an ensemble member in many productions and also have taken the helm as the female lead in others. I also have had the joys of behind the scenes work as a Stage Manager for many local productions at various venues. Thankfully, all my experiences both on and off stage have led me to being able to direct. I'd never had the overwhelming
desire to direct growing up or while doing professional theatre, but rather found a incredible passion for it in the past several years.
When you are on stage, you are able to take a character and mold and shape it into yours' and the director's vision. It's a fun and fulfilling process if you do it correctly. But Directing.. Wow.. you get to have a hand in molding each character that is up on stage, from the leads down to the very important ensemble members. To sit back and watch the final product, seeing all your touches and such is an invigorating feeling. I love directing and teaching children. To have a hand in molding them as young actors is quite rewarding and one can feed off of their enthusiasm and dedication easily.
My goal is to not only write from time to time on children’s theatre around the Cape, but also to add in my experiences in parenting as I try to juggle the community theatre world and Motherhood. It is definitely a juggling act with many balls in the air at the same time, especially since my husband is frequently on the stage himself.
If you have any questions about children’s theatre on the Cape and surrounding areas, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to guide you in the right direction!
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