...I know not how else to begin but to try my best to capture what my whole being is going through. Wow... Simply wow... Last night was absolutely magical. I feel that I may use "magic" numerous times and in various ways; please pardon the repetition in advance. To have been on the receiving end of the kind of Love, Graciousness and Support that we felt last night, after our first preview - when elements are still being tested and moments explored - was more than I could ever hope for in a show. I can only imagine what tonight will bring! Perhaps, you, the reader, will be in the House tonight, yea? Don't tell me; I want to be surprised :)
I sit here, listening to Josiah Bell, on Spotify, thinking on all of the jokes, laughs and tender moments that have constantly been shared amongst my fellow Kings - and including our Queen the Stage Manager - during the rehearsal process for Kill Move Paradise. I realize not only how much it has bonded us, but how much that Joy is appreciated when we understand the weight of the Message we have been called to relay. There is a balance. We do not laugh to keep from crying; rather, we laugh out of the release of the burden and the understanding and appreciation of having endured so much, yet still be able to find that Light and bask in its Brilliance, knowing that Victory is ultimately ours. "That's transformation." Until soon...
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Donnell E. Smith