We were unable to meet at the Millibo Art Theatre last night due to the ongoing construction (they're a couple months behind), so we returned one last time to Black Box Theatre.
The meeting was a small one, with just 11 attendees. Several of our actors were missing because they'd just finished a show this weekend and needed the night off.
The audience included Jess's new baby Campbell, who, at 10 days old, is easily our youngest attendee ever, although it must be said she did not have a lot to contribute to the discussion.
Despite our low turnout, it was a lively, constructive meeting.
We started the evening reading Tim Phillip's teenage relationship drama Never Said. We followed this with the latest pages from Grant Swenson's twist on The Wizard of Oz titled And Your Little Dog, Too. After that, we read more of Jess Weaver's star-crossed romantic drama Georgee's On My Mind. And we finished up with two scenes from my fractured fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye.
As it turns out, we won't be able to meet at the MAT at all anymore anyway because they're going to need all available space for classes, which they hope to expand this Spring. And Black Box is no longer an option because their Christian-centered mission does not align with our desire for free, uncensored theatre.
I'm currently in dialogue with another theatre company in the hope that we can establish a long-term relationship with them. Attendees offered several other suggestions as well, including the Manitou Art Center (formerly Venue 515) and Kathy Paradise's garage studio. All of these options will be looked into.
See you all at our next meeting on Monday, December 9, wherever it is!