Live Theater Phobia

It is a struggle for me to watch live theater productions. I feel tense the whole time because I fear I will witness an actor seriously and obviously botching lines, and watch an uncomfortable struggle to get past the problem.  Something deeply disturbing about seeing the actors’ eyes signaling to each other while, with their mouths and bodies, the show goes on.

I don’t know why I have this fear. I go to live music all the time and never worry about performance glitches there. Maybe I had an abusive theater experience as a child.

Anyone else have this? Anybody?


2 thoughts on “Live Theater Phobia

  1. I just keep thinking your possible traumatic experience and subsequent fears would make for a great live show.


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