|Keeping tabs on Truant||
The looking back part ...The Truants spent the Thanksgiving holiday season looking back at what was done in 2013. It seemed appropriate considering how much we have to be thankful for.
We met so many new writers, actors and directors last year ... Some of them we may never see again and others we feel have always been and will always be a part of the gang. We are thankful for that.
With Chaos Under Construction 2013, we unleashed four short plays and a full-length upon the world. Wow. That is a really short sentence -- "We unleashed four short plays and a full-length upon the world," but the amount of work and the number of dedicated people involved is huge. We are thankful for all and for each.
We took stock in what we did right and in what we could do better. We are thankful for the lessons learned ... and the lessons we are going to ignore because we had so much fun screwing up.
The peering forward part ...
But, one can't look back forever. To do so is to die, which would suck. So, December is the run-up for 2014 and we are looking at what we want to accomplish.
We met last week for about five hours (some work and some walk, with work attached) and have a list of things we want to give thanks for when we get to November 2014. This is a list of goals for us as an organization (because we must become an organization, unfortunately) and also a bunch of playground equipment for the truants we know and those we have not yet met.
More information will be forthcoming as we work out the details this month but we want to tell you that Truant Arts exists and is worth our while because we get to help build playgrounds for talented people. We want the new. We are thrilled by the possibility of failure and the rush of success. It isn't enough for us to produce a couple of plays a year, if those plays do not swell like zygotes in creative wombs and souls of the people with whom we work.