"Theatre People Are Cool!"
Last night Flux hosted our inaugural Food:Soul. The food was provided by Flux members (as well as a Flux mother and some old and new Friends of Flux); the soul came from a reading of Adam Szymkowicz's beautiful play, Pretty Theft, directed by Heather Cohn. More on that and all the fantastic people that came out for the event in a later post, I'm sure.
But first - a story.
Today I was carrying some music stands used during the reading back up 7th Avenue. As I maneuvered through the crowd with my fairly awkward load, a man walking near me made the following observation:
"You must work in a restaurant."
Brief pause as I tried to follow his logic:
Failing, I told him that in fact I work in theatre.
"Awwww, man! Theatre people are cool!"
As I continued walking I thought about some of the fantastic theatre producers and various industry folk I had a chance to chat with last night. It was then I recognized the wisdom that had been passed my way from a man I had written off as crazy.
Theatre people are cool.
Thanks everyone for coming out.
And thank you slightly-less-crazy-than-I-initially-thought-man-on-the-street for pointing out this simple truth.