You should do these things.
NTC Season Gala
This Sat, Jan 21, at 8:00, the Newnan Theatre Company will announce its 2017–18 season. I will be directing the big spring show, [redacted]. No, the name of the show is not [redacted]. The name of the show is literally redacted, since it hasn’t been announced yet. But I am directing it next year and will be directing a scene from it for the Gala. (I will also be appearing in it, since apparently there are not eleven males who could give up four nights in their total life to do this scene. I’m not bitter or anything. Yet.)
Backstreet Arts Gala
Backstreet Community Arts (full name) is ready to open its doors, and to celebrate they too are having a gala. And how convenient is this? It’s across the street and about the same time as NTC’s! (Both were trying to avoid competing with Newnan’s Burns Supper on the next weekend, and so they ran headlong into each other.) That’s Sat, Jan 21, at 7:00—so you could start at Backstreet and end up at NTC. I understand there will be a signature cocktail, which I did not create.
Backstreet Arts Open House
Then on Sun, Jan 22, 2:00–4:00, Backstreet will have an open house so you can come and meet the artists who will be offering classes/workshops for the target population. At both events you can give money to help support this group’s mission, which is to provide space, supplies, and instruction for those in our community who would not otherwise have the opportunity to express themselves through art.
I will be there because I will be starting the Backstreet Writers. Inspired by some of the work of Temporary Services in Chicago, I want to see if I can provide a venue for people to tell their story. That’s all I have at the moment; since I don’t know who will be interested enough to attend any seminars, nor their skill level, nor anything; all I can do is say that I’m doing this thing, welcome anyone who shows up, and then meet their needs however I can.
You will recall that this project is actually one of my Lichtenbergian Proposed Efforts. I will write in more detail about my thinking about this tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a photo of me that Kim Ramey took up against her angel wall:
You see why you want to be there.