My largest project to date has come to a close and there are a million people to thank.
First, I want to thank Cynthia and Jim over at The Refinery for all of their hard work, dedication and support of me throughout the many days and weeks leading up to and including the production! They are the best employers out there and I love working with them in new capacities. And also a thank you to all of the volunteers that Cynthia coordinated who wanted to see my show enough that they were willing to do some dishes and serve some drinks!
Next, I want to thank Colin Lepage and Bruce McKay for being my first audience for this show! It gave me a lot of perspective and allowed me to make some changes for the better. Add to that my good friends who were so supportive of me- especially to Jaron Francis who kicks butt at making promotional videos and tolerating my endless chatter.
I want to thank all of the people who tweeted, posted on Facebook or Instagram or generally promoted my event for me! Your support made the show as successful as it was- over a hundred people saw this show because of all that sharing!
I of course have to thank my cast. Emma, Mitchell, and Nathan, thank you so much for your hard work, enthusiasm and positivity! Literally this would not have happened without you! You're all inspiring artists. Thank you for putting up with me for the past month.
Hugely, I want to thank my parents. My mom in particular. She pushed me to be better and sat with me through all the frustration and tears that came with the stress. She fed me a lot. She hugged me when I needed it. And more importantly, she made the show better! Thanks for letting us mess up your house when we needed rehearsal space!
Finally, thank you to everyone who came and laughed and shared this experience with me. I am so happy to have brought this show to life, and I am just as happy to now put it away and move on to something else!