8 Things We’ve All Done When We’re Falling Asleep in Rehearsal

Written by Tatiana Rodriguez

January 9, 2018

It’s that time of year. If you’ve started work on a production, you’ve probably found yourself struggling through at least one sleepless night. But no worries! It’s apart of the theatrical process. You’re in need of your beauty sleep! And it can be difficult to stay awake in rehearsal for hours a day.

1. Deny it: Me? Tired? Psshh, I don’t need sleep.

2. Avoid it: Caffeinate, caffeinate, caffeinate.

3. Ignore it: Let me just reread the same line in my script over and over and over…

4. Day dream about it: One day… soon-ish maybe…

5. Power-through it: Maybe if I just take a quick cat nap?

6. Embrace it: You know what they say, “no sleep for the wicked.”

7. Own up to it: I think maybe it’s time for me to get some S-L-E-E-P.

Tatiana Rodriguez is a student and a writer, currently studying at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is working to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater, as well as a certificate in Multicultural Theater Practice. She is a stage manager, a playwright, and an aspiring director.