Christmas is a few days away. How strange and sudden it seems. Stillpointe will be finishing up Return of the 5th Sister this weekend and then it will be time for a swift rest before moving onto Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Time is constantly moving and so is Stillpointe. We are very proud of our work this year, and excited for the shows coming up.
Our opening weekend of 5th Sister was a success, we had many friends and family members come into a space at the EMP and enjoy the show. A show about love, and family and being….willing to let change happen. Which I think is a perfect way to end the year as a company.
We had a fabulous sit down interview with Peter Davis about Stillpointe and our creativity and vision as a company. Check it out in What Weekly this week. It is truly a pleasure to sit back, look around a table and see people you love and believe in, still there, sitting beside you so many years later.
I always say I remember the first time I saw each member of Stillpointe. Danielle—-wearing blacks and introducing herself as my TA for Voice I when I was 18 years old. She had a severe short black hair cut. And I thought her kindness was beautiful. Amanda—-she was laying in a full straddle split on the floor of the Studio theatre laughing up at someone. And I thought her joy was beautiful. Charlie—-I saw him on stage in Angels in America…there was something foggy about the light he was standing in, and somehow the fog made him magical. And I thought his mysteriousness was beautiful. And Ryan—-he was wearing a scarf that looked like it was 18 feet long, all wrapped around his neck. He looked intensely in the direction he was walking, I wanted to grab hold of the end of his endless scarf and follow him. I thought his strength was beautiful.
It is strange being in love with so many people for so long.
5th Sister closes this weekend. We will have fun, and enjoy and be proud. Break down the set and spend a few days with our close family and friends. And then we will be back.
Come out for auditions for Bubbly Black Girl, tomorrow at the Strand (See the facebook for details!) and come support 5th Sister’s last 3 shows.
I wrote a few weeks ago about “being ready”. I still don’t know what that means. Maybe it just means holding on to the people you love and finding strength in their love to move forward. That’s what 5th Sister is about. And that is what Stillpointe is about too.
Fitting. And so full circle.
Hope to see you all this weekend. Happy Holidays.
Katie O (And the Stillpointe Family)