Dan Alaimo and I packed a car with a disco ball, hazer and costumes last Sunday. We drove seven hours to the town of Potsdam to share the story of Our Lady with the students and town of SUNY Potsdam. The week was amazing. The students were inspired and filled with so much life. The master classes reminded me how simple and fun acting can be. Dan used light to fill the theatre with magic and a sense of ritual. Although the week was difficult and challenging, I couldn’t be happier with the work that was done.
If I could emphasize one thing that I hope to have left in the hearts of these students, It’s that the power to tell stories rests inside all of us, and we have to simple believe in ourselves as story tellers. The world is filled with so much darkness, and we have to find a way to digest it and transform it into something beautiful… into something that can inspire change.
I hold every experience with this show close to my heart because telling this story is my dream. I have love for you all. Thank you for everything.
After a few notes and tweaks, here is the final trailer for OUR LADY.
“He has taken my children and burned them alive strapped to the fence posts of my home town.
He has decorated the tree limbs with their bodies painted purple and blue.
He has pulled the triggers in the mouths of my precious babies as they wept.
But this Queen has had enough.
Hear me now BEAST!
Let the lighting crack.
Let the thunder roll.
Let the rain pour.
Let the darkness that filled my body be banished with every step of my heel.
I will live.
Tell me I’m disgusting now you sick son of a bitch!”
We have just about 40 days to pull our shit together and change more lives with the story of OUR LADY. I hope you are ready to hear of our exciting new journey towards off broadway. OH YES. I said it.