Training Wheels on a Roller Coaster
What a ride this last week has been!
It wouldn’t be true re-telling of the road to brick-n-mortar without including some of the hurdles we have to leap, would it?
The past 8 days have been a true testament to the reason I speak in the plural when I say things like “we’re” opening a dessert speakeasy. No one person can attempt something this asinine by themselves, and I have my 20+ years’ experience in the theatre to credit for knowing how to collaborate, and why.
So I can’t start this story without first telling you, nay BEGGING you, to hire the best collaborators you can afford, even if you think you can’t afford them. Pay them whatever you have to, offspring included, because eventually, they are going to save your sanity, if not your entire ass.
Case in point:
This Week at HWBC:
Tomorrow we have a staged reading of the highly acclaimed play WOMEN written by Housing Works’ frequent guest Chiara Atik. The play is a mashup of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and the hit HBO show Girls. Tickets are only $5, and it’s going to sell out so be sure to grab one now! More info and tickets available here.
On Wednesday night, DISH, our monthly food event is back, this time with The Way We Ate, Owney’s Rum, Luke Barr, and Charles Blackstone. They’ll all share readings and stories with hosts Kimberly Wetherell of Spirited and David Gutowski of Largehearted Boy.
Finally, Thursday, Seth Fishman, author of the brand new YA novel The Well’s End, and Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, will read fan fiction for each other. The event is named The Well’s Wife and The Tiger’s End, which is great and overall just representative of how the night’s going to go, so be sure to come out!
Turning this into a dessert STAT. #staytuned