Hello my Splendid & Soulful friends!
It's taken me over a week to gather my words.
To process all of the unimaginable love, support and community that showed up In My Chair.
To every single person who was part of this grand experiment of connection, storytelling and support; and then continued the conversation after the show, Thank you.
Thank you to those who reached out and shared your thoughts, your stories and struggles- hearing your bravery and perseverance made it all worthwhile.
Every word, email, tweet, and message I received has meant the world. If I haven't responded, know that I am in the process of returning the love, and am determined to finish in the next few weeks!
To the numerous women who gathered in groups to attend the show- cisgendered, transgendered, and female identifying THANK YOU!
Once a month,
once a week,
once a year!
Just keep doing it!
I'm convinced the future of humanity depends on women gathering in
groups across racial geographic, socioeconomic, religious and political boundaries!
50/50 by 2020!
To the men who showed up and were part of the conversation THANK YOU!
To those who came to the show and then returned with daughters and sons and friends, thank you!
There's nothing solo about a solo-show.
It took so many inexplicably amazing people, who’s endless hard work, creative input, and belief in the project, made this thing, a thing!
I'm so grateful for every one of you who decided to take this leap with me.
First, thank you to the inimitable, incredible founding Artistic Director of Virginia Repertory Theatre, Bruce Miller who took my meeting & took me seriously. Thank you for believing in my mission and for introducing my idea to the astounding incoming Artistic Director, Nathaniel Shaw.
Nathaniel, your direction, vision, encouragement and extraordinary knowledge of play development has made me grow in ways that I never thought were possible. Thank you.
Thank you to Managing Director and founder of VAREP, Phil Whiteway who listened to my vision with an open heart and mind and said ‘Yes.”
To the remarkable Vivian Kealser who said “Eva, you need to write a show.” Thank you. Thank you. You have been there from the beginning and pushed me till the end. Thank you for believing in me, even when I doubted myself. You changed my life.