Friday, November 7, 2008
The Beginning . . .
Once upon a time, a couple of girls had some down time while they were rehearsing The Seagull over at Henley Street. Naturally their conversation turned to the state of theatre in Richmond, and specifically the ratio of talented young women to available roles in town (I don't suggest thinking too hard on this topic - frankly the result is ultimately depressing). Now, usually this talk doesn't really lead anywhere, but maybe this time they were especially fed up, or maybe the stars were aligned just right, but they decided to do something about it. And so they did. Several discussions, meetings, and booze-flavored drinks later, an idea was born, and after successfully wooing Andrew Bonniwell to our cause (with a combination of our charm and passion for new theatre forms, I'm sure), we had Night Light Collective. And then we all lived happily ever after. Or maybe, that's when all the hard work began. I always forget how that story goes . . .