I love my job so much! I am convinced that when I sit in a theatre, someone releases a jar of butterflies inside of me. The world is a little brighter when I find myself in a dark theatre.
I am the director at Alabaster Theatre and this October we are celebrating 10 years of original storytelling on the stage. I was feeling very nostalgic about it all one day. I was talking about some of our fail stories and high moments over the last decade. A friend listening, came to me later and asked if I would consider writing my story for the stage. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and so I started to draft a script and ideas, memories and life lessons I’ve learnt began to flood my mind.
In our very humble beginnings, I made the commitment on behalf of the company that we would never turn down an opportunity to perform. I decided that every door that opened was an opportunity to meet someone new and expose our love of storytelling to any size audience. Over the last ten years we have found ourselves in festivals, churches, schools, parks, films, flash mobs and theatres! We have stood in front of ten and we have stood in front of thousands.
Every story and performance has brought us to this moment right now. It has always been and will continue to be about that moment when the lights go down and we are honoured to take the stage and tell another story. This time, it is The Story of Us. Based off the lives of real directors, writers, musicians and performing artists. Raw and gritty, get a look at what it took a bunch of Alabaster Theatre artists to tell stories on the stage for 10 years!