February 24, 2012
At the beginning of many Acme Meetings members of the council are invited to share an "Acme Moment". The definition of Acme is the point of utmost attainment so we share experiences linked to the production process that express utmost attainment either physically or emotionally. This sort of experience seems fitting for what your asking. Once when asked I shared a story that goes something like as follows. I was sitting on the edge of the stage before my post-show clean-up job needed to be completed and listening to the various alumni reminisce about their Acme experiences. The winter show this year was the same play, although a different adaptation and different script, as one that had been performed over the summer ten years ago. One of the more prominent Acme alums pointed at me during the discussion and said "I was you, ten years ago I was you!" This particular Alum had played the same character as I in his production ten years ago and once asked most of the adults that were still there put forth some recollection of that production whether it was the set design or the 50 white shirts that had needed to be sewn or of the intricate fight choreography all of them had a different story to share. As I was walking home I couldn't help thinking that I could live a very happy and full life, in fact I would feel rather unfulfilled if i did not, return to come see the company in years to come. So my Acme moment was in that moment when I promised myself that I would need to return to see as many of the future plays as I could, as well as to pass as much of my knowledge and experience on to the future generations as possible.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & I helped to design and build the sets for each of the productions.