I looked at the application for the Target Margin Theatre Institute Fellowship program for weeks. I went back and forth about applying and then I got one of those amazing nudge emails from a former professor, Robert Lyons. He said, "Apply!" So I stopped everything I was doing and applied. Then I forgot about it cause I didn't think I had a chance. Weeks later I get an invitation to come and meet with David, Moe, and Sarah. I didn't know what to do because I wasn't in town, I was in Texas for the holidays and it would mean making a trip to NYC. But I watched this video: https://vimeo.com/90036690 and fell in love so I booked my ticket and was on my way.
Then I get into their office and see this hanging in the window.
I walk in and meet with David, Moe, and Sarah. I'm a nervous wreck. I feel completely unprepared and blown away by their humor, intelligence, kindness, and open ideas. I leave with sweaty armpits and my gut telling me I did really poorly. But I left feeling happy to meet such incredible people. They inspired me.
So when I was back in Texas driving out to the ranch with my son to visit his grandparents and got the call from David inviting me to join the Fellowship I almost crashed the car. It's going to be a fantastic year. Feeling incredibly grateful and excited to explore, fail, and get messy with these folks. The other fellows are damn talented and I cannot wait to meet them tonight for the first time. I have the blind date nerves but in a good way.
I'll post more about the process soon.
To be continued...