Quote of the Day:  I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. – Oscar Wilde

Here I sit at the coffee shop in downtown Brainered, MN, observing life, listening in, and participating.  A 10 page scene of my play Coffee Shop Confessions will be performed this Saturday in Grand Forks, ND.  The Brainerd Dispatch ran the article.  I’m now officially a playwright.  Here’s the blurb:
Baxter woman has play reading in N.D.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mary Aalgaard, a writer living in Baxter, is one of the six women playwrights whose work will be read Saturday at the Fire Hall Theatre in Grand Forks, N.D.

The event “She Speaks — N.D.” is being jointly produced by the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre and the International Center for Women Playwrights.

Aalgaard has been writing short plays with children and skits for various events for years. “Coffee Shop Confessions” is her first full-length play that will be read Saturday. She was inspired to write it because she spends much of her time hanging out in coffee shops. Aalgaard plans to have the full play performed at the Coco Moon in Brainerd later this spring.

The staged-readings are in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Other writers whose work is included are Margaret Bail, Adonica Schultz Aune, Kathy Coudle-King, Charlotte Helgeson and Debbie Pfluhoeft-Hassett. Directors include Marie Strinden, Jared Fladeland, Carly Flaagan and Larissa Netterlund.
Tickets are $5 and go to the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, as well as the International Center for Women Playwrights.

Oh, yay, you’ll need to tie a string to my foot because I’m soaring up in the clouds.  My best writer-mama-pal Roxane will be driving up from Fargo.  She’s bringing the chocolate.  I have the wine.
Wine, chocolate, great friends, theatre, success = A VERY GREAT WEEKEND!

Go. Create. Inspire! And, have your own “up in the clouds” experience. 
(ooo, the view is quite remarkable from up here)

Journaling Prompt:  Describe an “up in the clouds” experience that you’ve had, or long to have.

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