Oh, Theatre! Thou art my true, lasting love
You’ve stood beside me, steadfast, all these years
Methinks that thou were sent from hea’en above
To grant me laughter and some humble tears.
Expression is something we humans need
To find our truth and look it in the eye
Good theatre happens then, I feel, indeed.
It’s not just “who, what, where” or “how” but “why”
For when I saw thee, it was not enough.
I had to have experience with thee
You’re not the stage, the lights, or other “stuff”
You’re the connection betwixt them and me.
A good relationship is give and take
And ours has both. I thank thee, for art’s sake.