It’s a busy time.
A Sock’s Fables opened last weekend at Triskelion in Greenpoint and we are continuing to refine the show this week in anticipation of our first visit from the critics on Saturday. We’ve been really amazed to find ourselves promoted on the parent blog Mommypoppins next to mega-brands, and blockbuster shows as one of “The Very Best Shows for Pre-schoolers in NYC This Winter!”
When we’re not rehearsing, we’ve been shooting promos and recording demos of the A Sock’s songs. Tami particularly has been a dynamo getting the word on the street in our local neighborhoods here in Brooklyn and the get out the audience effort is starting to pay off.
Meanwhile, Light; a Dark Comedy is still in full production mode, and our costume designer Theresa Squire and puppet maker Lake Simons are frequently with us building the Light costumes and puppets.
It’s hard to describe what it feels like to be at the center of such a creative storm. The closest thing might be the feeling you get when you open a birthday present from someone who knows you really well and it’s perfect. Only in this case, on some days, that feeling lasts for 6 or 7 hours.
There’s a lot of hard and thankless work that has gotten us to this special creative moment, of course. Perhaps these days feel all the more precious for having come from such a long hard period of laying the foundation last year.
Two parents at A Sock’s Fables last weekend commented to me after the show that they were "planning to come again next weekend.” That kind of immediate, unsolicited affirmation is great proof that our little Paper Canoe is heading down the right stream.
Keep an eye out for the little videos we shot this week. We’re hoping they will give all our friends and supporters a great inside look at the Paper Canoe creative team.