Oh Derecho . . .

23 Aug

Amy Scheer, photos by Matthew Olwell and Lisa Swenton-Eppard

Well, not having produced a show at Dance Place after all WOULD be really disappointing if the whole weekend hadn’t ended up being so incredibly moving!  We had our two shows!  Despite the huge wind storm knocking out the power at Dance Place, we still held an invited dress rehearsal at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Saturday night, and a show at the National Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Georgetown Sunday night.  The cast packed up all our costumes and props and carted them around the chaotic city, dodging felled trees and power lines.  Our band leader Joebass DeJarnette pulled off miraculous amplifications apparently out of thin air, and EVERYONE showed up – in the midst of so many challenges, we didn’t loose any performers!  I feel overwhelmed with gratitude towards my collaborators and friends who joined me on this journey!

One Response to “Oh Derecho . . .”

  1. Miriam Phillips August 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Emily, I was so bummed to miss this and don’t know how people who did not have power/internet/phones know that your show was still going on! (We got hit pretty bad while moving homes — both places without power). When are you doing it again? Thinking of you. Best, miriam

    Miriam Phillips, Assistant Professor School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies 1941 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 Tel: 301-405-4691 Fax: 301-314-9599 Email: mphill@umd.edu http://www.tdps.umd.edu ________________________________________

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