With the scripts hot off the press, our assembled company of 30 sat down to read what writer Simon Startin has been working on over the past couple of months. Watching the scripts race through the photocopier and jump into the hands of our participants, it felt like a seed was being planted. A seed that we would nurture, shape and prune over the next four months. It felt good. And exciting.
Voices of many different ages spoke the words that have been written, bringing them to life as we journeyed through the stories of characters, of families, of history and the tales of the place that we call our community.
The session concluded with a number of “performed” letters being presented to Simon. There were some suggestions, some criticisms and a great deal of food for thought for Mr. Startin.
What did you make of it? Are there any thoughts that you didn’t offer up but that you would like to now? Was it what you expected? Please tell all. Every bit of feedback will help us on our journey….