#IntheseCreedeStreets (if this becomes a thing remember where it started)
Last week was life changing, I traveled to Creede, Colorado for the National Winter Playwrights Retreat. Thank you to Nickclette (AKA Nneka the Uber Driver) for sliding in my DMs and telling me about this opportunity. Here is a list of many of the wonderful moments/memories there.
1. Met the most amazing playwrights that challenged me and made me laugh (Lauren, Patrick, Georgette, Alice, Tracy, Jordan, Ali, I'm talking to you). Look them up. Read their work; purchase tickets to their shows, etc.
2. Ate at Arps (Thanks Rhonda for making us laugh).
3. Wrote poetry and did the Brennan Check-In technique with the Queen of finding your peaceful state Kate Brennan.
4. Toured the Creede Reportory theatre!
5. Met the incomparable Manuel and Ann (the retreat founders) and their cute newborn (Btw, they are dynamic, interesting and talented people).
6. Had lunch with rising stars Lauren and Taylor Trujillo.
7. Got my life saved by Paula more than once (she is a superhero).
8. Gained valuable insight and laughs from Nan from the National New Play Network (and ate her delicious food!!!) .
9. Listened to dramaturgical notes on Delivery and chatted about diversity University of Texas at Austin's Theatre Department with Liz.
10. Wrote 30 pages of a new play called St. Idris and the Golden Age (Yes, Idris Elba is a character).
11. Laughed at Damon's jokes and marveled at his acting chops.
12. Had a reading of Delivery and received real, honest and constructive feedback about the piece.
13. Had the best suite mate (Lauren, Jordan, Ali).
14. Was reminded that my work, voice and being is beautiful and a force in American theatre.
Thanks National Playwrights Winter Retreat for the magic, relaxation and freedom. I learned so much and laughed a ton. I love Creede. Thanks to Paula, Ann and Manuel for making this experience one for the books. To every playwright, artist, and actor that I met, thank you for showing up and being vibrant spirits. Thank you City of Creede.