So, tomorrow is the show. I’m excited. Somehow, thru all the craziness, we were able to pull this together. It always amazes me how actors can come together and just create something out of almost nothing. I think thats what I love the most about being an artist- how we can just get a group of us together- shout out some ideas, create an outline, and before you know it- BAM- we have a show! All it takes is a group of energetic, passionate actors, a little bit of time, a willingness to take risks, and the desire to move people in some way.
Elizabeth, the director of the show- is such an amazing woman. Shes the one who was able to sift thru all of the ideas and actually create an arc for the show. She also came up with this really great idea of engaging the audience by inviting them to share their feelings on paper- and having actors read them at various points thruout the show. Paul, who is the one who initiated this whole project- was great about providing tons of information and articles that we could learn from and use as “fuel” for our pieces.
I wrote a personal piece of my own that I will be reading, and there will be slides showing and music playing presented as I read. I’m also going to be reading some pieces written by some great leaders in the environmental activism movement.
This is only the first “incarnation” of this show. We hope to tweek and improve on it and build on this for another, larger scale production. Its been a great journey so far and I cant wait to see what happens next with it!!!
My football team lost today, so morale was a little low. But it was still fun. I am starting to get the hang of it more. Step by step…
Off to Mad River now…have a great Saturday nite everyone!!!! Its great to be alive!! 🙂