Sometimes I talk in terms of things being "post-production" (show,festival,event).
I've been on spin cycle since my last blog posting. So much so, that I haven't taken the time to write about that which has eaten my days.hours.minutes.
That note about some "big news"? It's the biggest of my life.
When the board of SVFF started to break up, the last remaining members approached me and asked me if I was interested in the role of Artistic Director for the next festival. This was at the Jonathan Byrd show that I put on at the Mill, a show I was already immensely proud of putting together. (I'd never done something on that scale and I was so pleased with how it turned out)... then I had to sit on the information for a month.
The board turned over and the last of that old board left. The new board approached me and asked me to write a proposal. .. where did I see the festival going? What did I intend to do with it?
I wrote a proposal. .. and next thing I knew I was handed a festival.
Just like that.
It has been the most ass backwards crazy ride ever.
I could go on for pages about the roadblocks left for me, the lack of information, the attacks on my work ethic, the sabotage of the position, and more... but it's not worth it. I choose to be above that crap.
I put my absolute everything into this year's festival.
And I'm so proud of what I accomplished.
Of what we accomplished.
It was beautiful.
And I'm a wreck.