We did it! And here’s the ubiquitous backstage half-made-up ‘selfie’ [with apologies to the other awesome performer, but I’m protecting her privacy]. It took us 4 shows to get it perfect, but oh boy, did we soar with the last one; utterly worth all the stress, anxiety, rehearsal, and planning.
I’d stressed about learning my lines in the last post HERE, and we did get last minute changes [waaaaaaaahhhhhh], but all coped. The sound guy turned up on time (always a good omen), and learnt the multiple technical cues fast.
We had full houses (mind you, because it travelled through 4 rooms underneath a heritage building which had no aircon- I’m in Australia remember), we had to limit them to maximum of 50.
It was officially ‘ an immersive & interactive colour adventure for 5-8 year olds’, and the cast of four did an amazing job; I’m so proud and grateful to be part of the team.
Our Director was delighted, and industry professionals and promoters came to see the last show (hurray), so there is optimistic talk of possible regional tours. I LOVE to perform and tour; it is a fabulous way to travel, yet also giving back to the communities we visit.
Plus not paying for airfares, accommodation, and even food is obviously a huge bonus.
Thank you to my bone&silver tribe for all your helpful line-learning suggestions and encouragement; you are darlings. And I’m glad some of you “lapsed and/or terrified” theatre performers can live vicariously through me.
Like I said, I believe I have the best job in the world; my cheeky friend captured this moment perfectly, as I shared a joke about my ridiculous yet awesome life:
In gratitude for sharing my adventures, G xO