Friday, July 23, 2021

Round Two

 We're back on.

After being postponed for a year waiting for the venue. Scheduled, cast, rehearsed and then postponed for over a year due to a pandemic. A pandemic. Production of my one act play has recommenced. 

Auditions have happened. The play is almost cast. Rehearsals start in August with the premier to be in September. 

My poster in the lobby of the theater has been up for a year.

 It is a strange situation to experience. A unique and odd community to have joined. Artists whose projects matured just as Covid 19 hit.

There's an article on npr today about a writer whose novel published the same day they shut down the country. Book Published During Pandemic

I've seen numerous articles in the New York Times about Broadway playwrights whose shows closed over night. Artists who first shows in New York art galleries didn't open. A lot of creative expression that suddenly had no place to go.

Of course, the human cost of the pandemic supersedes any artist angst. People died. Often alone. Families lost loved ones unexpectedly. The economy stuttered and staggered along. Heartless politicians fear-mongered distrust and hate between us. But, finally, thank goodness and all those who worked to make it happen, we're coming out of this disaster.

Hopefully, we can all regroup and forge ahead.

I do wonder, though, what first night will feel like after all this time and trauma.

We're going for a ride.

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Reentry


As we inch toward the end of the pandemic, we have new rules.


Begging the question, how much do I trust my co-shoppers. Are we all doing our best in trying times? Looking out for ourselves and our at-risk neighbors? Or do I suspect some might be right-leaning, pandemic-deniers since I’ve had so many conversations that veered into that territory?

The first time I saw that sign, I didn’t know what to do. Did I trust my neighbors? Well, not really. I ended up walking around carrying my mask. I guess in case a suspicious looking person appeared. 


We’ve been running scared for over a year. It might take some time to calm down.

 

On the other hand, I kinda liked going around town anonymous as an old West bandit. Now I have to remember make-up and to smile and to stop murmuring to myself behind my mask.



Fully vaccinated means we can come out of hiding. But are we ready?

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021