Tuesday April 9, 2013 will go down in my books as a historical moment.
Mix a borrowed Cafe, tea, a variety of cookies, an eclectic group of writers, directors, a sound artist, actors, creators, and me with a freshly printed personal script and you have my evening.
Currently, as I write this, I am settled into pajamas with a glass of red wine and my yummy gluten free cheese bread toasted. My body aches a bit but I think I’m content. I say “I think” as I’m not really sure what I’m feeling other than relieved and super pooped. I think that was one of the hardest things I’ve done.
It’s one thing to read aloud a script written by someone else, or a script written by you, but one written by you that is also your personal story is a whole other ball game. Some parts were fun to read, and other times I thought, what am I doing??!! Who is speaking right now?
Apparently it was me.
So I kept going.
As directed, at the end everyone scribbled their comments, thoughts, ideas, and questions for useful feedback. Then we chatted. Ideas got bounced around, and angles were offered from the variety of skills in the room.
I have a good team here.
I haven’t read the notes yet but will shortly. Maybe I will read just a couple of them, and save the rest for tomorrow. It’s a lot to process. I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed but in a good way. Some private comments made to me after were very positive so I think I have a strong base. I hope.
I’m utterly grateful for my friend’s warm cafe (Cafe Trafiq) she shared for tonight’s event and to each individual who came to support me.
Now… I think I need to wind down on the couch with my wine, and give myself a gentle pat before I think too much about the amount of work that is ahead for Dusty Shoes.
Thanks for tuning in!