November 2019 Blogathon: Sarah Bary

It is Brelby tradition to dedicate the month of November to giving a platform for our artists to share their stories. This month our annual Blogathon theme returns to its roots with a visit back to the topic of “My Brelby Story.” We’ve grown a great deal over the past few years, and many of our original bloggers have moved on to new careers, new lives, new challenges, and new cities. Enjoy this year’s series with 30 Days of Blogs.

When I auditioned for Brelby about 2 ½ years ago I was only looking to add another show and theatre to my resume, little did I know I was going to find so much more than that.

Brelby has become not just my theatre home but my second home as well. I never would have imagined I would meet the most supportive and uplifting people . The atmosphere drew me in immediately, I was greeted with smiling faces, open minds and open hearts (something I was told would be impossible to find when going into the theatre world).

My first show was the 4th annual miscast concert and it was shaking in my boots. I was at a new theatre and didn’t know anyone else in the cast. However, that is the performance that I finally began to break out of my shell. It is crazy to think that since then I have been a part of 15 productions stepping into the role of actor, stage manager, and designer.

Just when I thought I couldn’t be challenged anymore I was asked to join the company. Being trusted to take on more responsibility and to be a core artist was truly an honor. Brelby has helped me step out of my comfort zone and grow as an artist in so many ways. I know that no matter what I do or where I am I will always have the love and support of the artists there.

Brelby is my home, it is where my people are and I will forever be thankful for finding a group of such wonderful artists to call my family.

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