One of my big tasks this fall has been to prep for our spring show, A Thousand and One Calgarian Nights. While Col is off working with at-risk youth groups (from which we will cast our Aladdin, Sinbad, Genie, and more) I’m working with a group of my own. Stardale is an Aboriginal Women’s group dedicated to providing support and mentorship for women of all ages, but especially girls. Over the course of the year, I meet weekly with a group of girls, usually about 14 of them aged 10 to 16, teaching them acting, storytelling, and leadership. The Stardale girls will provide the Chorus for May’s show, so we’re going to be spending a lot of time together… and I’m already in love with this special bunch of gals. Incredibly intelligent, deeply empathetic to their peers, and surprisingly hilarious, I’ve already set my expectations high because I know they’ll meet me there!
This week, we were creating fairy tales! Take a look!