Dear theatre friend,
How do we endure a world without theatre? We create our own! This may sound crazily optimistic, but you all have been going to plays– eager to discover new tales, to understand how others live.
Now, we must virtually connect to hear personal stories–we all have at least one to tell! You may only know me from my occasional emails, but if you’d like to know more– I’ll tell you mine, if you tell me your’s! This is an opportunity unlike sitting aside someone in the next seat .
We can meet for a walk or coffee in Central Park if you’re a local, or you can send me an email: carol@BestofEdinburgh.org. Let me know whether you’d like me to include your narrative in follow-up newsletters or if it will only be for me. If you give me permission to share, I’ll do it anonymously if you’d prefer.
We have an opportunity to speak honestly to each other, or entertain with a lighthearted but interesting anecdote. I hope these previously unknown accounts will inspire—perhaps to write a play for future production?
If love was possible in the time of cholera (homage to G.G. Marquez!) then stories, the heart of great plays, are possible in the time of corona virus.
Please write with more ideas– we can’t just sit at home and ponder the meaning (if any) of these days.
In closing, a wonderful theatre company, One Year Lease, has forwarded a list of ways to help artists whose financial lives have been decimated by closures– please do what you can: Resources for Artists
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.