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Rehearsing "Confessions" at the Coco Moon

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Quote of the Day:  You’re building community. words from friends as they offer support and encouragement for my play

Rehearsing a moment with Roxy and the Moxie Mamas
Remember how that Self-doubt Committee had planned a meeting in my head? Then, I told them to meet some other place. I needed a little help from my friends to make them shut up, and here they are rehearsing my play right there at the Coco Moon just as I’d imagined it would be, and so much more.
Laura describing a kiss.
Some of our scenes are funny. Others are tender, and still more bring out fear and anger. This is a phenomenal cast. They have been enjoying the script through every rehearsal and care about how it’s presented. We’ve been rehearsing at the Senior Center, because it’s free, and we will pay them back by performing for their dinner on April 9, a Monday, open to the public.  It’s another opportunity to see the play as all the tickets are sold out for the two shows we’re doing next week at the Coco Moon.
Subtle eavesdropping on Jewell’s conversation
“Mary” getting a call from home
Lolly & Sam giving Micki encouragement
Laura telling Jewell to sing the lead
Nick making a connection with the Moxie Mamas
I’ve been dreaming about being on a creative team. While I was writing this play, I sat in this coffee shop, surrounded by creative spirit. Then, I invited in the actors and the support people. The energy grew, and now, look at us. We’re providing a unique experience for the folks in the Brainerd area, and I am so grateful for the people who joined this team, and the ones who are willing to take a risk on something new.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt:  Look around you. What is one new thing you could do in your community to draw people in and inspire them?
  1. Now you have your own army of creative people helping to make your dream come true!
    And that’s nice you guys are giving a free performance at the Senior Center in exchange.

  2. Congratulations, Mary! All that work paid off. I kinda feel like you’re having a baby as I remember when you first had the idea. So proud, so happy!

  3. Mary, I love everything about your story, and even seeing that coffee shop here … What charm! Your dedication and enthusiasm is commendable. That Self-doubt Committee can just scram and need not ever return!!

    (P.S. You’d asked about my book over at my blog … The paperback edition is available for pre-order now at Amazon, and will ship mid-March. Thanks so much for your offer, that is very sweet of you.)

  4. It looks and sounds like a lot of fun. Everybody feeling free to express themselves, must be an awesome feeling…

  5. Looks like a lot of fun. It looks like everyone is having a good time.

  6. Mary, it’s been so fun watching this from the outside here in Fargo, and from the inside of your heart from your sharing through the years. I know how big this is and I’m really excited to see the show!!! 🙂

  7. Mary,
    So…wow, I have missed much by not keeping up with my blog reading the last few weeks. Congrats! I am so excited for you! The whole team looks like they are having such a great time. Can’t say it enough…this is so awesome!!

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