Saturday, August 16, 2014

Living the Dream

I climbed New Arthur’s Seat the other day. As I sat on a rock overlooking the city and writing in my journal I couldn’t help but feel a joyful serenity within me. How wonderfully blessed I am to be sitting here in Scotland.

As a young child never would I have dreamed that I would someday venture to Scotland and study theatre for two months. Never would I have dreamed that I would devise a piece with a company from my universityand then perform it at the international FestivalFringe.
Yet this dream I never dreamed still came true. And now here I am in the middle of our run sitting atop a hill in Edinburgh. Only three performances left. Knowing the end is so near I am sitting and pondering what I will do with what I have seen in the last two months. From devising, to the master classes, to the theatre I have seen how do I take this home with me? As we say in our show, “We can’t go back”. We must move forward with our lives and keep a little piece of Scotland forever in our hearts. Soon it will be time to take our new knowledge and experience and use it to motivate and inspire our work in the future. We must forge ahead and as Cathy likes to say in her pep talk before the show, “Keep the energy up!”

- Chelsey Maus

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