It’s extra scary and unpredictable. It feels more risky and more rewarding. Despite having an outdoor show and fully outdoor rehearsals, we ended up missing two families due to covid during tech week. So we wiggled and adjusted (and cried for the people we missed) and we kept going. The way that the show goes on, but it’s fundamentally changed. Multiple young actors took on new lines during tech week, an alum came back to help us and I ended up taking on a full unexpected part. Despite all of this, and maybe because of all this, I am so proud of this show– the changes we made, the questions we pushed, and the ways we dreamed together. Congratulations to all the School Free Players.
Back at Theater Exile for our family’s show with the School Free Players. This year we found ourselves writing (ry) and directing (me) and acting (all) and as always, there is electricity. Can you feel it? Opening night: abuzz with all the joys and jitters, chaos and care and the MAGIC that shows up every time!
Now it is the time of night
And we fairies that do run
from the presence of the sun,
Following darkness, dream tonight… -Midsummer-
Wrapped up a most magical show at the edge of the woods. Thank you to everyone who played with us here. 💖
My family's 4th @schoolfreeplayers panto is in the books. December 2017 to now!
There is magic in the stage. There is magic in the stage. There is magic in the stage. I've said this so many times and it's never rung more true.