Aaaaaand another International Thespians Festival is over just like that! I turned around and it was Saturday. When did that happen? Some final thoughts….
Okay. Here it is. Saturday at the International Thespians Festival, the last day! This has been the last thing I’ve had to do. There’s a few straggly catalogues, the last remaining hand-outs from my playwriting workshop, even my badge is off. The only thing left now to do is to pack up and head home.
And I cannot believe how fast this week has gone. It’s been six days, eight workshops, a ton of shows, a ton of exhibit hours, and the thing that I’m left with is how amazing it is to do what I do, to do it for the people I write for – for teenagers. I met so many great students. I had so many great conversations. And, you know, the long hours don’t matter. It’s not coal-mining. And it’s so corny to say but, you know, we’re here for them. We’re here for the kids which is so stupid to say but it’s really true.
I believe so much in the plays that I write and I’m so proud to get them out there and I’m so happy when people come up to me and say how useful they’ve been, how fun they’ve been, how impactful they’ve been. And I have to say, ten years ago, I never would have believed that this would be the type of playwright that I would be. And now, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So, that’s it. That’s it for me. I’m done. I’m gonna stop talking. I’ve been talking for six days.
And that’s it. Over and out!