Well, with two shows under our belt and the third due today, the Three Stuffed Mums have got into the swing of Fringe 2011.
Its been a busy week with lots of radio interviews, dress rehearsals and then opening night on Friday night. So far audience numbers and reactions have been great. Everyone’s found something to relate to in the show – even young single males!
It finally feels that we’ve given birth (so to speak) to this vehicle where we can utilise our talents in a positive and progressive way, so onward and upward!
The comedy industry here in South Australia is so oriented towards young single men that previously womens’ voices (of all ages) haven’t had much of a forum. That’s not a bad thing, its just how it was.
Now we’re creating that forum for both ourselves and hopefully for other female comics to come forward. That’s probably going to be one of the best parts of the Stuffed Mums project – to help and nurture new talent and give it a voice in the world.
We’ve already been booked to play the Ascot Theatre in Kadina in March, and with a Mother’s day show in May and some interstate shows looming, its all looking rather good.
Internally, its an interesting time. I don’t feel that big high that I used to get at times like these when I was younger. In its place is a very deep calm and contentment that, paradoxically, seems to anchor me to the flow of what’s going on. Its not a new feeling, but its never been this strong before and I’m enjoying it very much.
Its a rainy, cool Sunday morning here in Adelaide. Between now and the 5.30pm twilight show there’s washing and tidying to be done.
No.1 (step)son Andy is home from the Gulf – his ship got in this week so its time to claw back his room from the tide of office and exercise equipment to make it liveable once more as a bedroom.
Jeez. I’m stuffed just thinking about it!
Have a great week!