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Monday, December 31, 2012
OSL in November: Production!
November is when things started to really take
off. We hired Jose Rincon to fill the newly-created Administrator for Artistic
and Education & Community Programs, as a way to create more fluidity across
educational and artistic initiatives (the idea being that they shouldn’t be so
separated—it’s all artistic, with slightly different audiences, repertoire, and
Sandy also struck New York, putting all of us back and causing much more
hardship than just the inconvenience of lack of electricity for many. People
lost their children. People lost their homes. Vanished, just like that. It made going into work and typing
up notes from last week’s meetings feel a little trite. I wrote a blog about
one volunteering experience I had during that week, here.
Soldier’s Tale, with puppets!
many, many hurdles, our production of Soldier’s Tale in collaboration with the
amazing Puppet Kitchen went off fabulously. I am deeply grateful to Emily
DeCola and her team for being so awesome, to Damon Gupton for being so flexible
and masterful as conductor and host, to the whole team at Hunter College’s Kaye
Playhouse, to my wonderful team at OSL, and to the musicians and actors who
made the production come to life.
learned: always be honest with everyone, including yourself. And work with
friends whenever you can and it makes sense. Texting Emily on that Friday in
October was the best call, ever.