Dear supporters--thank you again for your generous contribution to The Epic Project!
Last night was our first rehearsal--and boy was it Epic! Everyone in the room was reminded of how very special this project is. Designers and actors exchanged ideas, musicians talked of how they intersect with images and emotion, we played on poles and ladders, we saw dream-makers, and heart-snatchers and crones, we played...and we played some more. We looked to the "great reminder" Peter Brook as we entered largely unknown territory:
In everyday life, "if" is a fiction, in the theatre "if" is an experiment.
In everyday life, "if" is an evasion, in the theatre "if is the truth.
When we are persuaded to believe in this truth,
then the theatre and life are one.
This is a high aim.
It sounds like hard work.
To play needs much work.
But when we experience the work as play, then it is not work any more.
A play is play.
We are so grateful for the support that we have so far, but we have a ways to go. If you can, please spread the word to your friends, colleagues--anyone who might support this exciting, collaborative experience.
Stephanie and the Epic team