What I want.

 

I want a theatre that treats the audience like co-creators. I want to honor the sacred space between actor and audience. I want to make people laugh so hard their cheeks ache and bellies hurt the next day. I want to hear grown men sob during the show. I want people’s eyes to shine as they mill about the lobby at intermission. I want my actors to be incredibly proud of the work they do every night. I don’t ever want to be satisfied. I want to sell out shows and have to extend them. I want to take big, big risks that scare the bejesus out of everyone. I want comfortable seats and enough toilets in the women’s bathroom. I want a state of the art lighting system. I want a bar in the lobby. I want to change lives. I want to pay actors a decent wage. I want rabid fans and volunteers who feel like they own the place. I want to say “yes!”. I want long, indulgent production meetings, where we have intense discussions about colors and textures and metaphors and myths. I want to bring my dogs to work. I want to laugh. A lot. I want plenty of money for productions. I want to produce the best theatre in Knoxville. Scratch that. The best theatre in Tennessee – in the Southeast. I want an advisory board that holds us accountable and demands our best work. I want to develop a national reputation. I want to produce new, astounding work. I want to find new audiences, new ways to involve current audiences. I want to make money – have I said that already? I want to find something essential and life-changing in every production and share that with the audience.  I want to kick some serious ass. Is that too much to ask? Tough. It’s what I want.

Jayne

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2 comments on “What I want.
  1. mrussell417 says:

    And you know what? You’re gonna get it–in spades! They say what commands your thoughts is that which you get. So obsess away, darlin’ Morgana! And get those bushel baskets ready to receive the bounty.
    xoxox

  2. Nancy says:

    Sounds fantastic

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