Sitting in a teahouse on a sweltering Memorial Day weekend in NYC, I find it hard to believe that it’s only been a week since we were all standing on a NoHo sidewalk, wishing each other “Safe travels” at the end of Professionals Week with the Drama League.
To say the experience was intense would be an understatement: six hectic days of meetings and shows and getting to know the extraordinary cohort of directors who comprise the 2012 class of the Directors Project.
This is the nature of my memory: not specific, but associative; not events, but impressions.
A few: Patrick’s finding his baseball cap. Knud’s gray jacket. Looking back on 9th avenue with David. Shana’s bathtubs. Cat’s kids. Jess Jung and I are one person. Christopher, always Christopher. Swaine’s got a followup question. Amy knows Indonesia’s policy on blood donation. You’re a good man, Snehal Desai. Julia Hansen’s hospitality. Jano Herbosch’s elegance. The kindness of Paula Kaminsky Davis and Barbara Steel. The beauty of Michael Krass’ home.
Too many more for this brief post, but I can’t sign off without acknowledging Roger Danforth’s leadership and Gabriel Shanks’ nurturance. I feel in safe hands.
More to come from the Berkshires and Shakespeare & Co. in June/July!