Al’ukhraa Blog 6-5-16

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Sarah Eismann (Director, Iago)

Opening is always a tense and nervous time. So many questions, so many fears. Did I prepare enough? Will anyone come? Will they understand it? Will they like it? So much pressure, and especially as artists the passionate desire to reach and engage audiences. The passionate drive to make a difference in our world. This is what I go through every opening. The horrible stress dreams. The inability to sleep. The constant rushing brain never ceasing always thinking I need/could be doing more. I definitely don’t feel ready.

I remind myself to trust the work, the craft, the text, Shakespeare. And I have an incredible cast and crew taking this journey with me. I trust them. And know it’s going to be fabulous!

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