We finished our tour tonight at The Flynn Theater in Burlington. Two shows today. A student matinee with over 1000 students in attendance, and an evening show with 600 audience members.
What an exciting way to finish our work, reaching a larger audience than MAW has ever reached before. We stared the curse of the Scottish Play in the face and found that instead of trouble, we had a smoothness and a serendipity that was notable for a large, complicated show with a cast of 20.
This was an experience I will treasure for years to come. The beauty of theater is the way it brings people into collaboration. A whole bunch of people who don't know each other that well, come together, devoted to a common cause and every single element of that group strains to understand, explore, express and shape something that could only come out of that particular time, place and group. It's just an amazing experience.
Thanks, everyone. Now go get some sleep and let's defeat that tyrant in the making, Donald Trump.
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Melissa Lourie is the Artistic Director of Middlebury Actors Workshop.