Wondering What God Is Doing

During the meeting with my co-director last night, we began discussing venues where we might take this melodrama.  We could use the church, of course, but since we want this to be a community outreach, we’re concerned that performing at a church would limit the community response. 

We’d been praying about this for weeks, and no solution had presented itself. 

We were just sitting and talking in the cafe, and like a light switch turning on, I suddenly remembered something.  I have a good friend who runs something of a theatre company near Park City (not really a theatre company, but I’m not sure what else to call it; it’s a place to get dinner and a show).  I had completely forgotten about her until sitting down to coffee with my co-director.

So I emailed her this morning.  Trouble was, the email address I have for her is ancient.  I wasn’t even sure if it were still active or not.  So I prayed over my email and hit the send button.  It didn’t come back, so I figured at least the account was still active.

About an hour or so later, I got a reply.

My friend told me in the email that she was highly interested in allowing us to use their facility for a greatly reduced rate.  She also gave me another email address to use that she checks more frequently.  She told me then that she never checks the address I had used, but for some reason she had checked it today.

Quite a coincidence, wouldn’t you say?

Nothing’s set in stone, but at least we have one option available now!  Yay!!


After an uplifting and encouraging meeting over coffee, my friend and fellow thesbian and I have decided to be co-directors in this melodrama monstrosity.  So Linda Castleberry and I will be working side-by-side to make this thing happen.

I’m very excited because Linda is so much fun to work with, and she has a lot of experience onstage.

So the goal for this week is to secure a location and a performance date (or dates).  After that is accomplished, we can hammer down the other nagging details.  While we were talking, too, I had a sudden insight.  God brought to mind a family I know that has access to a stage and performance area.  So I shot an email off to them this morning, and we’ll see what happens.

There are still a lot of obstacles to overcome, but if God wants this community theatre to happen, He’ll work it all out.

A decision to move forward

Well, the decision has been made.  Lord willing, I’ll be directing a dinner theatre/melodrama at the beginning of May.  The script is one of mine, called A Wild Goose Chase and it’s specifically intended to allow families with disabled children to come adn participate.  All along we’ve been hoping to perform as a fund raiser for Families Together, a not-for-profit that provides resources and education for families with disabled children.

I wasn’t sure what was going to happen with my schedule, but it looks like it will work out.

Auditions are tentatively scheduled for March 10, but there’s a freakin’ load of work that needs to be done before we get there.  In one month, I’ve got to:

1. Find a venue to perform (whether it’s off campus or at the church) – this is the most important right now
2. Set a performance date
3. Designate a rehearsal schedule
4. Pick an assistant director, a stage manager, a costume manager, a prop manager, a publicity manager, a ticket manager, a food manager, a fund manager (or a producer), and a few others who are very important

Only after those things are finished can we hold the auditions, cast characters, and begin rehearsals.

I think this is going to be a lot of fun, and I’m really praying that it can help a lot of people.