Wildflower is Born
Today, I went on an adventure to help bring about the beginning of a brand new all-female Shakespeare company called Wildflower Women’s Ensemble. In previous blog posts, I’ve hinted at the creation of this, and now it’s becoming real.
The Work to Do
I knew that starting this would take work. I think I even knew it would take a lot of work. But as I dig into the Articles of Incorporation, tax-exempt status and business licenses, I realize that I need to be more organized at getting all this done. I have 18 windows open right now and can’t remember where I started. But it’s an exciting process and I can’t wait to take the next step.
We scouted for a location today for our first play which will open in Sept. We started in one direction but ended up on the other side of the river, in a spot that will work beautifully if the city allows it. Next, we announced auditions to a small group of women. In the next 8 weeks, we have to audition, rehearse, incorporate, apply for tax exemption and secure our location. Not to mention the crowd funding campaign that should start in about a week. Whew! But it’s all accomplishable…and mind boggling!
If you’d like to see the baby steps of this new company, visit us on the web, Facebook , Twitter and Instagram. We’ll be posting updates there (and I’ll be keeping you all up to date here.)
Thank you for reading!