Theater caught me in high school.
That's when it took hold.
High School Drama Club was the real beginning. I got a principle role in the spring musical OKLAHOMA!
I helped design, build, and paint the sets. No one knew much about building them so I borrowed a book on stage craft from the library and read it.
I stole a white picket fence from some people down the road because we needed one for the production. What was I thinking? Obviously, I was single-mindedly focused on the goal of the production.
The play worked, I worked, and it changed me. The play closed on my sixteenth birthday. What bliss.