Hi friends! So we did it. The show was about 6 months in the making and happened for real last night. I have so many thoughts and feelings whirling around in my brain this morning. First is gratitude. For my education, training, and life in the theatre. Next for the extraordinary new people in my life that now feel like old friends. The other is Process. The idea of a studio. Studio work that Dwayne, our Othello, talked about last night. And Kayla, our Bianca, saying she did this because I said there would be a Phase 3. In other words what is different or unique about studio work is it truly comes immediately out of process. And if process is your focus the outcome will be pretty good. Almost always I think.
Then there is a sense of mission and content in this piece that also connected us last night and throughout the rehearsals with people we may never have known and that now are also like old friends. Danielle and Michelle. Survivors of their own violent stories. And Phil, Stasi and Joe. Parents of murdered children. Inconceivable tragedy and loss and pain turning into concern only for others. These parents who now try only to help others learn from their experience. Healing being their mission. So for Art to have that immediate connection to healing is such a gift and reminds us that what we do is necessary and meaningful and that a life lived in the theatre is a beautiful life. We have to remember that in the lean times. In the harder moments. And have faith in what we do.
And now even while we run the show class will begin again. We have a great young conservatory group but room for a few more if anyone is still interested. They will work on Chekhov and Williams and maybe do The Glass Seagull a slicing of Glass Menagerie and Seagull. With some adult actors involved as well. The Adult Intensive starts Monday night. We are finally looking at contemporary plays! And the actors will get to work with The Denver Film Society as well on some new screen plays with Terry Dodd. So we are busy as always and as always our doors are always open to artists. The door bell is sometimes or often broken but we are in here. So call us if you stop by. Pass the word. We are here to stay! And thank you so much to the L2 community, church and arts and culture center. For their beautiful space and amazing people.
It is June! Happy Summer. Look for news and please come see The Othello Project.