Tuesday, July 8, 2014


There are many things in life that I'm uncertain about.
But the only constant thing that has remained true in my life, 
the one thing that I've known for certain, is set design.
It's my calling.
It gives me purpose.
I feel it down to my bones, and I know that theatre is where I belong. 

I like to think that I've, in a sense, shown stereotypical signs for this my entire life.
My predisposition to LEGO's as a child.
My name, Tyler, meaning "builder" (I use "meaning" very loosely, I think Tyler actually means tile-er, as in someone who tiles things. Shut up, I'm counting it.)
Maybe it's genetic. My grandfather was highly into woodworking.
My great uncle built sets for Saturday Night Live.
But when it comes down to it, at the end of a long, incredible day of building sets, I feel absolutely unstoppable. 
It fills me with the most intense joy and satisfaction.
There's something so solidly serene about building sets.
Something about working with my hands,
building something from the ground up,
something from a different world,
but made from material that I get,
and material that gets me,
something that challenges me to be both strong and creative,
                                                                      to look past the norm and be impossible.

It's my paradise.
I'll share my passion with the world, and inspire others.

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