I deeply appreciate the love, compassion, and care with which you treat me. It both reminds and inspires me to treat others the same way! I love hanging out with you and riffing about our shared values around social justice, equity, inclusion, access, activism and of course, ART!!
Even when I misstep, or take a crazy risk, I know you won’t judge me, and that allows for a kind of freedom I don’t always experience. You reassure me that we are all in process – and that process is just as important as product.
But speaking of product, our artistic collaborations have been really special to me. You bring skills and talents to the room that I don’t have, and together I think we create experiences that speak to the heart in different, yet fully complementary ways. See, I think we both allow ourselves to be gloriously human, which I will define in part as being imperfect and quirky and challenging. We both long for purpose-driven galvanizing spiritual experiences. We both believe in being in service to, and connecting with others.
So, in conclusion, I am so grateful to have you as a part of my community, and to be a part of yours.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
*Image CC Chelly Cruz