What an amazing day!
We spent +/- 4 hours at USM-Portland yesterday, running through the dining halls, setting up outside classrooms, and making brief but informative study interruptions. From there, we set up shop at USM-Gorham for the 8pm performance, which had an audience of about 60 people. Both shows were filmed, so we’ll be putting up some footage when we get a copy of the Gorham show. We also had a personal photographer in the audience last night, so look for some new photos, too!
We had a fantastic write-up from Matt Dodge in the Portland Daily Sun, which was featured on the front page and had a great picture of Shana (that actually helped us get recognized on the Portland campus. Thanks, curly hair).
We have a big list of thank-yous to all the wonderful people who helped make this first show an incredible success: Meadow Davis and Tim Foster at Bowdoin College, Emily Skinner, Jeremy Bernfeld and Linzee Troubh, Julia Bond, Lucia Cowles, Katie Diamond of Salacious Magazine, Dave and Morgan Surkin from PortSports Social Club, our wonderful interpreters Elle Langevin and Kristen White, our PR superstar Jill Doherty at NL Partners, Dave Cousins, everyone at Bard Coffee who listened to us run lines more than once, Cyndi Amato from SARSSM, Cheryl Hamilton from Checkered Floors, Matt Dodge from the Portland Daily Sun, our actors Lexi Helming (Smith College ’08), Danny Gay (USM ’11) and Shana Natelson (Bowdoin College ’10), Nick Smith (Bowdoin College ’09) who performed in the show and was monumentally helpful during pre-production, Clara Porter from the Campus Safety Project at USM who is responsible for bringing us in the first place! We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who facebooked, tweeted, chatted, supported and sat in the audience for the show.
And lastly, but most importantly, we’d like to thank everyone who had the courage to submit a monologue for the show. If you have a story to tell and you’d like it to be included in future shows, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be honored to share your story.