Back from Asia straight into lovely, exciting rehearsals and creation for new projects

From the left: Soraya Peerbaye, Randi Helmers, Evalyn Parry, and Anna Chatterton. Our first reading for the new full-length play about Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas written by Anna Chatterton and Evalyn Parry, directed by Karin Randoja.

From the left: Soraya Peerbaye, Randi Helmers, Evalyn Parry, and Anna Chatterton. Our first reading for the new full-length play about Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas written by Anna Chatterton and Evalyn Parry, directed by Karin Randoja.

Returned from travelling (New York, Vancouver, Taipei) and went straight back into the studio, library, theatre, dance rehearsals… And of course scoping, proposal-writing, etc. I was really happy to come home. Usually I like some more time to rest before I jump back into the swing of things but there was no time for that. After the initial awkward period of re-entry, it’s actually been feeling really good — really busy but really good to reunite with life and work at home — especially as all the projects I’ve committed to are with great people, based on interesting questions and intentions.
I was just thinking the other night, I seem to have hit that sweet spot with all these current projects. (This was foretold by Valeria in Argentina as she had told me last December that this year I would be coming to an apex, a culmination. Valeria is a musician and an astrologer.) I am so happy to be working in that lovely intersection where what’s being asked of me (by others and by myself) is something I want to do, something I can do – I have the skills, knowledge, experience, training – and simultaneously demands, oh, just a bit more from me. (Sometimes a lot more.)
So I have to  s t  r   e    t    c     h.
It feels great to stretch.
More precisely, it feels great to stretch and still be able to breathe while I do it. 
You know what else felt great? Last night’s reading! It was the first workshop reading for the full-length version of Gertrude & Alice and it went so well. I really enjoyed hearing the play with other (new) bodies in the room. I also enjoyed the feedback; it helped put my finger on some questions and possible new directions that I was wondering about but not quite able to express.
Now on to another meeting about another show. Save the dates! October 26 & 27. More to come…
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