I never enjoy the part of putting on an event that requires me to update my website, all social media, eventbrite pages, profile pictures etc. It's the kind of thing that really sets off my personal anxiety gremlins. I always forget a platform or type the wrong date, and I hate it even when it's the public debut of something I care so deeply about.
This week I have the unfortunate task of doing all those annoying steps to tell you about things that are not happening, or happening very differently than planned. True Colors and WOW Cafe Theatre with Chicava HoneyChild have been rescheduled, and further changes could be made to those events. I'm postponing the Boston April 3&5 shows indefinitely. I don't feel confident in making big plans right now.
I will be livestreaming rehearsal from my living room March 27 at 7:00 PM and April 4 at 8:00 PM. The production values will be minimal, but I've enjoyed watching live performances from other artists and I want to offer this to you! If you want to support this project with a little cash, that's appreciated, but not required at all. You can buy a ticket at eventbrite or donate via our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.
I'm vacillating between being devastated that this years-long project is postponed, to being devastated for the world, to teaching myself to sew surgical masks. I'm cooking, baking, sewing, working out and doing PT for hours everyday, and figuring out ways to stay connected with my students and community. I took a couple weeks off from rehearsing this piece, but I'll start back up again to prepare for the livestream!
Ultimately, you all give me so much hope for this show. I've never had advance ticket sales this good, and each ticket sold is an affirmation that people want to see this work. I was so excited to share it with you all. I feel so proud of all the details I've refined and how much it's improved since Hartford.
Today I should be at The True Colors Conference, an event that was so important to me so much as a young person growing up in Connecticut. They offered community, purpose, lessons in how to organize and serve community with grace, integrity, and compassion. My heart goes out to all the youth and adults who were looking forward to it! I know when I was in high school missing the conference would have been heartbreaking. (If you've seen the show, this is the conference the young me character talks about.)
Stay safe and take good care of yourselves and each other!