So it finally happened: the last show of the tour.
I went out with a bang. The tech went smoothly; I rocked the show, I don’t know what else there is to write.
What to do except sum up the tour (at least for now)?
- Smaller houses than planned for
- Disappointing financial returns
- Some organizational problems within the various festivals (e.g. my previous post)
- Probably cannot afford to do another tour for at least two years
- More than 400 people came to see 39 outside of Japan
- Made innumerable and innumerably valuable Fringe friends in each city, some of whom I hope to collaborate with, in Canada or Japan, over the next few years.
- Fulfilled a lifelong ambition to do a Fringe tour
- Great enthusiastic feedback from almost all the other Fringe artists who came to see 39
- Saw more than 35 plays over a four-week period; more than I’ve probably seen in my entire lifetime so far, thanks to free tickets from other performers
- Out of those 35, only three or four were absolute stinkers
- Out of those 35, about ten were brilliant and jaw-dropping
The pros, my friends, far outweigh the cons. Thank you to everyone who was a part of the 39 2010 Summer Fringe Tour!
That includes the creative team, the stage crews, the techs, the Fringe volunteers, the Fringe organizers, our WONDERFUL AND GENEROUS donors, and, of course, my stalwart Stage Manager/Production Manager: Ramona.