This week is a hard week to choose a topic because there have actually been so many. I feel like I may be compelled to do multiple entries and get myself through the holiday season.
Tonight, it will be the production of Ignorance by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop. It was a beautiful production that really did give perspective into my own writing. It was in your face, simple and complicated at the same time. Most of all, it fit within the mandate of the theatre company I’ve been trying to develop, which in a way is the best way something can be inspirational for me right now.
It was a show that played to its audience. It didn’t simplify concepts or ideas or play to the least of the masses, but was easily accessible; brilliantly designed, written and performed; and presented in an interesting and entertaining fashion. Never did I feel like I was being preached to; but the message came through loud and clear: each of us is in charge of our own happiness and we need to make the best of whatever shit we are given in this lifetime.