Monday, March 30, 2009

TERRORiSTKA: Afterglow

The staged readings of TERRORiSTKA were a great success this past weekend!

Carla Pauli as "Zarema"

We are beyond ecstatic. We accomplished all that we set out to do: we know so much more about this play - what works and what doesn't, more about the historical situation in Chechnya-Russia, more about the staged reading process, and more about ourselves as independent producers!

We had wonderful, smart, inquisitive audiences on both Saturday and Sunday, and the feedback session on Saturday was one of the most informative, insightful talk-backs I have listened to in ages.

Unfortunately, we had to cut Sunday's session short, but in chatting with you at Cafe Royale after the event, we learned so much from what you all had to say. Thank you for continuing to send us emails with your thoughts!

To sum up, some words from Rebecca Bella, our TERRORiSTKA playwright extraordinaire (pictured below!)

It was all too fantastic!
My mind is full of rhyming lines.
And yet, the soaring aspirations!
And pursuing apparitions!

Thank you to our emerging community of artistic partners. We look forward to incorporating your thoughts into the text and eventual full staged performance of TERRORiSTSKA.

Until soon!

Judith Reuter as "Fatima" and Carla Pauli as "Zarema"

A Big Thank You to Kathy Wangh for capturing these great shots!