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This week I had the honor of being interviewed by Debra Prinzing on the Slow Flowers podcast...that was just released today! Link to show page with a few notes and photos of yours truly can be found HERE. Look for me in the second half of the podcast in the “Fifty States of Flowers” segment.
We had a great chat about all things Nevada, the challenges of being a Slow Flowers advocate in the desert, and a bit about my background. Debra oh-so-insightfully noticed the parallels between theatre and weddings - which is a topic I love to talk about!
In my experience (16 years in theatre, 7 in weddings), the two fields directly overlap in so many wonderful ways, and it’s this overlap that I believe has made me feel so at home in events. A wedding and a performance are both inherently and delightfully ephemeral - existing only in this one place, this one moment, never to exist the same way again. The people involved fall into very similar roles: Actors (the bridal party), director/stage manager (planner and/or coordinator), set/costume/lighting designers (vendors such as rentals, DJ, florist, seamstress), and the audience (wedding guests).
Both involve months (or years) of intensive planning, labor, setup, blood, sweat, and tears by all parties. And when both are done, we strike and clean up and move on to the next beautiful event, forever moved and changed by the experience.
I have so much respect for the creatives involved in both art forms. Every single artist I know in both the theatre and wedding space pour their hearts and souls into creating these incredible experiences, these labors of love. That’s why you’ll hear me talk briefly at the end of the podcast about my new project in the works - creating a space where artists can come together as a community to build deep relationships with each other - relationships which we all crave in one way or another, but may not know how to achieve.
This deep need for connection is something I’ve been hearing about a lot lately from my fellow creators, and it’s also been a lifelong journey of my own to find and nurture these important, supportive, heartfelt relationships. Keep an eye on this space - I’ll be launching a Facebook group dedicated to the cause in the next couple weeks.
Thanks for reading! Go listen to Debra’s amazing podcast HERE.