I have not written in sometime. We ended our june young conservatory intensives with three sisters kardashian. I loved this project. The idea came to me in the middle of the night as we were working on a Chekhov class and I had watched a lot of e channel. It struck me that the kardashian s had so much in common with the three sisters. A family always in crisis obsessed with love and relationships desperately seeking meaning in their lives in a material world that often felt empty and ridiculous. The addition of the media layer and their confessionals to the camera paralleled chekhovs use of monologues. All in all an idea we will revisit I hope this year .
then Shakespeare. Our final open rehearsal a series of scenes and soliloquy under Rik sargents sculptures in our gallery. Life and death and love and identity. I look forward to revisiting the soloshakespeare project this winter.
and people leaving and new arrivals. A goodbye to Maggie and Mackenzie and David and Taylor. And interns Kelsey and Melanie and Andrew. Amazing people and artists. Our season auditions are this Saturday. I hope we see a lot of new faces. And welcome to Katrina our new associate artistic director and Nicole our new literary associate and Leslie our marketing and development volunteer and amazing new board member Joe Smith.
i can’t believe it is already three and a half years since my mom died and we started this project in my kitchen. Performance kitchen is a new phrase I love. The art district in Santafe is growing and I love it here. One day we will need more space but we are ok for now. We will focus this year on new work with our ensemble and any new comers. I want us to use the training to have more impact on our community not only of actors but the general public and I want to see our young conservatory grow.
i am committed to this work and I am committed to Denver. We have a lot to do but we are in a great place to grow now. There will always be openings and I will keep saying yes. To artists with a passion for their study of technique and the desire to get better. And most of all a desire to make the world we live in a little better.
i will be writing my own response to the question why does theatre matter. To be continued as the work begins again!