The Adventure Continues

It’s taking shape

This past week has been a whirlwind of activity for the Wildflower Women’s Ensemble artistic team. We’ve scouted locations, built a baby website, got started on social media, and held auditions/first company meeting. All while working at another Shakespeare festival and holding down a 40 hour a week job. There were times when I thought I couldn’t handle this much, but I love it when I prove myself wrong. Grant it, I’ve done a bit more nothing these past couple days because I needed to. I’m ready to get back in the thick of it!

First Company Members

On Saturday, we held an invited audition for our first production, Henry V. It was invited because we need specific abilities and skills based on the type of production this first one is. I’m so excited that 14 women showed up as I was hoping for 10. The best part was the excitement and enthusiasm they brought. As I continue on this path, I am learning how important it is to have this company, dedicated to expanding the opportunities of women on stage, here in my city.

Nina Dramer, Samantha Hannum, Emily Labowitch, Shelby Saumier and Faye Taylor.

Nina Dramer, Samantha Hannum, Emily Labowitch, Shelby Saumier and Faye Taylore.

First Meeting

There is something intriguing about seeing “founding member” on someone’s resume or biography. I now get to put that on mine, Founder – Wildflower Women’s Ensemble, something that makes me crazy proud. I also plan to make the 14 women who showed up founding associate artists! This makes me crazy happy.

Back to work

As I sit here, I realize my “break” is over and I want to get back to work. Until next time!

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18 thoughts on “The Adventure Continues

  1. Ahhh, that is great Lori Ann, you are an amazing person. To take on everything you have and excel is the mark of a true achiever. I am sure that this venture will be a great success for you and all those involved in it. Well done! Cheers, Ian

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  2. Love that you are blazing new trails and inviting amazing and talented women along on the ride! Sounds like you are forming a solid core of talented and committed women who show up and are ready to share your dream by becoming a part of Wildflower Women’s Ensemble. Very exciting to envision something and then bring it into reality step by step. All the best and congratulations for continuing on a journey that is so important to you, Lori Ann!

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  3. So many people say they want to do this and that. You are DOING IT!. Kudos to you because creating anything from nothing is monumental. Love hearing about your journey. Keep going & keep it coming.

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  4. Hi Lori Ann,
    Congratulations! How wonderful to be a “founding member” of Wildflower Women’s Ensemble, What an amazing accomplishment. All the best as you continue your journey, and i look forward to hearing more.

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  5. I would say you’ve found your path, Lori Ann! All of the pieces are falling into place for you – lots of planning paying off here! AND – the self-care you’re taking (breaks when you need them) will serve you well. Enjoy the journey!

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  6. Lori Ann, This is such wonderful and exciting news! Congrats! I am jealous, as I cannot use “founder” on my resume…yet! 🙂 Way to go! Enjoy every minute of it. 🙂

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  7. Founding Members and first meeting are sure signs that this IS a serious venture, Lori. May the Angels carry you to further success as you strive towards your goal.

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