Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thank you!

We had our first and last showing of Untitled-a Play, last night at Dixon Place. I was thrilled to see that so many young theatre-goers had come to see us- being that at most downtown shows I've been to lately, the main audience demographic have been thirties and up. ETG hopes to kill that cliché and help show the arts community that our generation still cares about and loves seeing and making theatre. Yesterday was a great start! I was definitely a nervous wreck backstage before the show, but the overall performance went smoothly with no major mishaps. I always love how an audience's energy changes a play and obliterates expectations. The audience last night seemed quiet in comparison to Teddy's random outbursts of laughter during rehearsals. The pseudo silence kind of wierded Tos and I out but to the audience's credit, this play is actually totally weird. We all found everyone's reactions truly helpful and exciting. Teddy facilitated a post show discussion which was fantastic because, being a young group with no name or fame or money or reputation, people are always quick to give advice without typically refraining from giving honest criticism. And criticism, without a doubt, is the most helpful and crucial when you are in development of a show. My only regret is that we didn't pass out an ETG mailing list sign up sheet!!!!!! ARRRRRRRGH!!!! WHY?????!!!!!!!!!!!! So, if you happen to have seen the show last night and want to be involved with ETG's inception by joining our community, please contact me at Leah@everywheretheatre.org and I'll add you right in! Thank you so much to all who made it last night ( and thank you to Dixon Place, who we are in love with) we truly appreciate your support and feedback. If you have anything you want to say about the show, please drop us a line at info@everywheretheatre.org or please visit our message board. Oh…after the show, a friend of mine asked me, "You guys did ALL this work just for one performance?" Of course we did! We put 110% in to every opportunity we can get and hopefully, Untitled-a Play will get another chance. We'll keep you posted.


Tos and I backstage before the show!!! NERVES!


Post-show Teddy and ETG actor Katie Hannigan!


Sound Designer Brendan Byrne relaxing post-show...


Untitled cast and crew at Dixon Place: (from left- Chase Voorhees,
Leah Winkler, writer/director Teddy Nicholas, Tos Sasitorn, Brendan Byrne)

3 comments:

Chase Voorhees said...

that picture of all of us looks so awkward! Great Job!

Teddy Nicholas said...

Tos' eyes were almost closed and I need to shave. But god, we're a good lookin' bunch.

ryoko said...

りあちゃん
写真見たよ。みんなよく、うつってんじゃん。
ショーが成功してよかったね。
また、あたらしい写真楽しみにしてるね。
ママ LOVE YOU!