Grant-writing.

On Saturday I took the better part of the beautiful San Diego day to sit in my room and fill out a Grant application for Circle Circle dot dot.  It was actually the first Grant I came across- it was due within a week of my finding it, but I decided I was up for the challenge despite a busy schedule.  It required I speak on the audience interaction of our project.

Since I believe all of our pieces will be Community-driven Theatre, it was not difficult for me to speak on this.  I also hope to one day turn this into a fully-functioning project with Community-Outreach and educational services.  I have always dreamt of starting an Augusto Boal-styled Community-Based Theatre troupe, and I think this is the perfect opportunity with the perfect group of people.

I’m going to keep this brief.  There is a lot going on, and many projects happening that I am allowing members of the company to take lead on, because I trust them, and that feels magnificent.

Tomorrow Brendan is meeting with a Lawyer to fast-forward our non-profit status.  Crystal continues to construct puppets to my delight.  She sends me pictures, and I for the most part want to keep some of these things a surprise.  Patrick is working on designing his set, and building a model for us to see.  On Sunday, we have our Company Photo Shoot for marketing purposes, so you will be seeing our faces more and more.  I am working on finding an affordable website to call our host.  In other words- things are moving along swimmingly.

This weekend I had the opportunity to sing in a show.  It was a fabulous experience and my heart felt full with the blessed chance to perform.  Tomorrow I will be acting for the second time in a staged reading with Triad Productions at Diversionary Theatre.  I did this last Tuesday as well, and it was a lot of fun.  It is good for me to be doing this now, because I will be working a lot behind the scenes for Circle’s show.  A lot of the cast asked me why I didn’t just act in and direct the show, but I just decided it wasn’t the right way to go about things.  Especially for our very first production.  I will be acting with Circle Circle dot dot in the future, but now is the time to be in charge, and to make sure this piece can launch us with staying power in San Diego.

Ok, I’m done rambling on.  I hope you all enjoy the beautiful weather we have in store this week.  Go see the ocean- it will inspire you.

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