This is true of producers, actors, audience members… we want to hear from you! We want to talk to you. We want to be helpful and provide useful tidbits… to create an open source experience as you mount, perform, experience, and process the show. And more importantly – what everything that goes beyond the play (because, after all – that’s really the heart of it) means. What it leads to.
Want sound cues and slides? We got ‘em! Want to get ideas for creative projects or riffs you can explore? We’re happy to brainstorm! Have specific questions about local and/or national marketing efforts? We’ve got stuff ready for ya!
It probably comes off sounding hokey every time I say it, or at least I worry it does, but honestly… the play is not the thing in this case. I mean, yes, it’s good. We believe in it. We’re proud of it. We think it’s a great vehicle for bigger stuff… but in the end, what really makes this Festival exciting is knowing we have a powerhouse of 44 creative communities who are willing to engage in art-making that directly impacts their local environment.
Your contributions—your interpretation, your way of making art, your insights, your photos and stories and backstage footage—that’s what makes this thing important. That’s the “thing.”
And the more we can share those stories… tie this all together in one, massive, national, collective conversation… the more powerful our united voices become.
So keep it comin’! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Know that when we email or send blasts or whathaveyou, we’re truly interested in what you have to say. Tell us how we can help. Share the awesomeness of what you are planning, what you are doing, and what impact your work has had.
You’re the thing.