Tonight we had two shows (at 7:30 and 9:00). It was a very quick turn around between shows, but the adrenaline just kept pumping! We were visited by the wonderful gentlemen from Third Avenue Playhouse, who were thrilled to see us producing new works. We also did a talk back with some high school students and teachers after the 9:00 show and told them about our playwrighting process (how we chose the slate, writing the shows, reading everyone's work, etc), as well as the other parts of the process that you are all familiar with from reading the blog (good on you).
Earlier in the day, we met with Alan Kopischke to discuss the future of Greyfell. We talked about how starting a theatre company without the support of Lawrence and Bjorklunden would look different than our current company, as well as reflected on our experience thus far. We continued the conversation in the afternoon with our professors and gave feedback on how we think this company/class could improve in the future. All of us were struck that this class cannot be recreated. We started this theatre from scratch, nothing. We had no predecessors, few connections, and little to no experience in creating a brand, applying for grants, reaching out to Door County, writing a play and turning this nothing we were given into a show. Sure, next class will still be Greyfell Theatre, but they've already got a website, a blog, a name, a place, a history. It's crazy to think of all that we have created in these last two weeks. It's really something incredible.
But we're not done yet! We've got our final show tomorrow at 3:00 before we wrap all of this up.