February 27, 2011

Ready to listen


This is my set up. I am here early, before the first audition of the day.

Yesterday was amazing, as I expected, but a bit more mind-blowing than I could have imagined.

How is it that every-one has such a unique story to tell? - and - I want them to be able to tell it.

But, I can only choose a handful for my show, to make it The Show. Each piece could stand on its own, but in the end, for The Show they must marry each other and compliment and flow.  I feel honored to have heard the words of the women and men that share and bare their souls and hearts and jokes to me (and Samantha and Sarah, who so kindly sat in on auditions with me.) We grab tissues, nod heads, and laugh.out.loud. So many of these folks are not even writers or bloggers. They knew they had a story and finally wrote it down.

What story do you need to tell? Write it down. Discover.

My hope is that for those that don't get cast, that they know that it doesn't make their story any less worthy of the ones that are chosen. I hope they will continue to share it, tell it, post it, speak it somewhere. Be heard. Some-one will listen, and I've found often that it will be the very person that was meant to hear it.

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15 comments:

  1. I am so glad that everything is going well! I can't wait to see the show!

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  2. Nervous but excited about auditioning. And I totally get that it's about the Show, not necessarily the individual pieces. If I get chosen, great. If not, I'm just excited for the opportunity to audition. Don't know if the sentiment makes you feel any less stressed (because I do not envy you your position!). I'll see you soon!

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  3. Wonderful.

    (and that food looks gooooooood)

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  4. I wish I lived closer so that I could come watch. It sounds like it's going to be one amazing show!

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  5. I'm just thankful that my first 2-3 solid minutes of talking since sick went to this. And to see you, always thankful for that.

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  6. I tried to like Erin's comment. Which I can't. But I totally would if I could. Also? I really admire you for doing this. I'm so glad I took the chance.

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  7. I'm getting so excited to see the show. I know you must have been on cloud 9 listening to all of the auditions. The food looked yummy and healthy.

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  8. it would have been cool to be a fly on the wall at the auditions. but hopefully i will at least be able to make the show!

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  9. ummm....i took home some of that soup. i asked for 4 bowls and they only had 1! =)

    [proud of you.]

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  10. SOOO wonderful, Steph. This is going to turn out so phenomenally <3

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  11. This is a beautiful thing you're doing, Stephanie.

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  12. You have no idea how excited I am to be able to see the show in May-will be so fun!!

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  13. This is such a beautifully simple and elegant post.

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  14. What an interesting post. Is that tomato soup? And a salad of some kind?

    Best wishes w/ all of the decisions you have to make.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  15. "Some-one will listen, and I've found often that it will be the very person that was meant to hear it."

    Love this. I've been absent but popped in on you today to catch up. :) Miss chit chatting. You sound well -- happy to see that.
    xo

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