How joining a shadow cast of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” helped me embrace my awkwardness

I’ve always been what you’d consider awkward. I’m always uncomfortable, and thoughts of stupid things I’ve said while struggling to make small talk haunt me weeks after the fact. I typically like to fade into the background, and when it comes to being the center of attention, I’m hardly interested. My friends and family are well aware of my desire to avoid the spotlight, but this statement would surprise people who see me onstage in my underwear at the local arthouse theater. You see, I’m a member of a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast.

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