“Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that,
because what the world needs is people who have come alive." — Howard Thurman
What About Love? is from the Broadway Musical
THE COLOR PURPLE
ARRANGED BY - Rollo Dilworth
I Am Nothing Without You -The Theory of Relativity by OTT.
VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/_CIuyr5-Y2Y
When 2020 started we had so much hope for what it would offer.
Now the world has been turned upside down and all we seem to be left with are questions:
· How long will this last?
· When will I be able to hang with my friends again?
· Will I be able to graduate?
· Will I be able to start University in the Fall?
· When will I be able to travel again?
· Do I have enough food, cleaning supplies and even toilet paper, to ride this thing through?
· Will my business make it through this?
· If I get COVID-19, will I come out on the other side alive?
On what turned out to be the last day of rehearsal, we tried our best to tape as many scenes as possible, just to document our process, but there came a point where we couldn’t do it anymore. It was too much. The weight of our show being cancelled sat on us like a heavy cloud: we mapped out a course, but the universe had other plans…
Eventually, we just sat in a circle and sang whatever we felt would make us feel better, it was cathartic and healing, and when we finally were brave enough to sing one more song from our show, we chose the finale and that’s when the tears flowed…
As this weekend comes to an end, and we think of what would have been Closing Night, we share with you our rehearsal recording of The Theory of Relativity’s finale: “I Am Nothing Without You”.
Love, Light & Peace,
Reflections On Our Cancelled Show (Featuring students from the cast).
VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XiIi81IvRU
Tonight, April 3rd, 2020, would have been Opening Night for our show “The Theory of Relativity”. Instead our country goes into 24-hr Lock-down.
There's no Zoom meeting that can replace what we could have been experiencing this week if we were able to be in the theatre for hours and hours, working hard to present this show to you...
We know that you're feeling this too, and that there's literally no-one COVID-19 hasn't "touched" in
some way or fashion. We are not alone in the grief we feel.
So today we share with you a rehearsal video of the opening scene from the show that includes: “Person A” and “Relativity”. We hope that at least it provides a few minutes of escape from the madness whirling around you, but if you like it, if it touches you, we ask you to do something in return for us: make sure that today you tell your people that you love them. Today, you make sure they know that this journey on earth would be a lot less bearable without them around to share it with.
VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/yA_brdXrzpw
Today is Thankful Thursday!
INSTAGRAM LINK: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_DfxGwgfu8/?igshid=1pfu3wt0hxct0
We're thankful for the laughter, sadness and frustration, useful tips, video chats until we can finally fall asleep, photos of food made that the rest of us cannot eat, a new book to read, art projects and songs in progress, and sometimes the awkward silence that we have shared among our OTT family over the past few weeks. It all reminds us that we are alive and figuring things out the best we can, and that's enough for now... Sharing our day to day in this way, making space for each other to be seen and heard, reminds us that we are loved.
We hope you too are holding on to the joy and peace of human connection by making sure you reach out and share with your tribe.