The story of how I finally met one of my idols... and completely screwed it up.
By Michael Kras (Actor, Director, Playwright)
They say that you should never meet your heroes. I now think that's because there's a good chance that you'll come across as a creepy stalker. And with that, allow me to begin my story.
As you can see from my byline, I'm a playwright. And the other night, I attended the premiere of a new show by one of my idols... a young, extremely talented up-and-comer in the playwriting world (who shall remain nameless). I'm a big fan of this playwright's work... you might even say I consider her an inspiration. Now, I've seen quite a few of her shows but have never had the opportunity to meet her.
So I get to the theatre, buy my ticket, and tell my friend I'm heading upstairs to the bathroom. I start climbing the stairs and, as I do, I see the playwright descending toward me.
And this is where it all starts to go downhill.