"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Monday, April 23, 2012


Black and white makes it artsy.
We were hoping to have 8 people in our audience for Our Time of the Month; one person more than our cast. If we had 8 people, we considered ourselves to be very successful.

We had 23.

TWENTY FRICKIN THREE! (that's more than many under 99 seat theatres!)

And it was GREAT! It went so incredibly well for our first foray - everything went as planned and there were no hiccups - NONE at all!

And don't think that I wasn't nervous about the whole thing, because I WAS. I had the evil butterflies that make me have to pee every three minutes (tmi, anyone?) but once we actually started the show, away they flew and it was great. The audience laughed at all the right places, they teared up at all the sad places, and it was so fantastic to see our baby take its first steps.

When we started what I like to refer to as the second act, which required audience participation in order to work, WORKED. They were happy to share their stories, and it was fun to switch roles, from performer to audience, and from audience to now, performer.

Kisses c. Tracy Clifton
The third act, which also requires audience participation, also went smoothly. And everyone LOVED it.

You know what else they loved? All the chocolate and wine!!!

In fact, the lovely ladies at Once a Month even came and wrote about us. 

Our next show is Friday May 11th. Come and see us, yeah?


Play nice.