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.
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.