“Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance.
Time is flying these days, and that feels directly related both to the palpable level of inspiration our plans are providing, and to the amount of passion-work that looms before us. For us, sitting down to do our work means many things. We began rehearsals for our upcoming production of Cinnamon and Cigarettes last week. It felt so good to be back in our theatre space, which still smells of sage from Fool for Love, and feels like home. The first rehearsal was deeply intimate, revealing how the piece has changed since January, and uncovering human connection in unexpected ways.
And, we spent this past weekend in Ashland, taking in some truly excellent theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We saw five plays in three days: King Lear, The Tenth Muse, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Unfortunates, and The Liquid Plain. It is a privilege to witness top-notch artists making exceptional theatre, as part of our research and development. It doesn’t feel like work, but it is part of our work. We are following in the footsteps of founding theatre artists before us. We are staying inspired with the work being done and the possibilities ahead. We are dreaming and formulating and getting specific. We are sitting down and doing our work.