After years and years of saying “No, I’m sorry, I can’t. I’m too busy,” I swore that whenever possible I would now say ‘Yes!”. Yes opens doors. Yes takes you on adventures. Yes introduces you to a whole world of new.
When I was asked if I would direct a “devised play” on the theme of motherhood for the Fringe next summer, my automatic response would normally have been. “Um, let me think about it…. No!” You see, I’ve never had children of my own, nor have I been a disciple of collective creations
Jodi, however whose brainchild this is, is bubbling with creative energy, ideas and roll-up-your-sleeves-know-how. As a mom of two toddlers, she has her Masters in Writing for Performance from the UK and an extensive background in devised theatre. Both of us have a penchant for edgy, immersive and experimental and neither can stomach work that is benign or cute.. Jodi also has found us the perfect venue – a cafe on Harbord Street for our site specific piece.
Soooo…… last week I said yes to Jodi.
Yesterday, our spot with the Toronto Fringe was confirmed. We’re in!!!
So, now we’re looking for Moms to workshop with us one evening a week downtown Toronto beginning in January. We’re looking for new moms, old moms, young moms, teen moms, single moms, adoptive moms, ethnic moms, lesbian moms, pregnant moms, modern moms, old-fashioned moms, working moms, moms with disabilities or kids with disabilities, artist moms, actor moms, musician moms, dancer moms, great moms, bad moms. truck driving moms…. and moms of all stripes and colours.
If you’re interested in being part of this or learning more, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org