Comedy Festival is over. I have had the most amazing time. I feel I have been swept up in an incredible journey and a wild, wonderful ride with my show - Death Rides a Horse.
Even though this show was my first solo show, by no means did I attempt to do this production by myself. I have some wonderful and talented people to thank - I could not have done this show without these amazing people. Firstly my darling Adam McKenzie who convinced me that I should bring this story to life and unflinchingly believed in me (dispite my doubts) and who stayed up with me nights talking about the show. He also did my poster, which I love.
My director Nick Caddaye, who came on board after I drunkenly blabbed about my idea for the show to him on New Years Eve, I could not have done it without his help with the script and editing. His insights and clarity kept me on track, on the ball and his keen eye for comedy helped me see laughs that I couldn't see from the inside. His little pep-talks really helped my nerves too... best director ever.
Merrilee Afton McCoy, came on board after I realised it was fucking crazy trying to produce your own comedy festival show! She became not only producer extrodinare but publicist, marketing and moral support. I would not have an audience without her hard work, great organisation skills and smarts. What a woman.
Rob Kidd (Bor Ddik) without Rob I would not have the wonderful music that is so integral to the show. His incredible talent and professionalism not to mention calmness helped me put together 7 songs in 8 weeks!! Amazing. It was an absolute pleasure working with you Rob and I hope we get to do more music stuff together soon.
Marcus Willis, helped me with marketing stuff (and my new website!! yes, new website) Marcus completely believed in the show and me and I can thank him enough for his support.
Kim Pinney, helped me put together costume and set, she is an all round awesome chick and great under pressure :)
Tank Monsternova helped me with the artwork on the sets and did an amazing job. What a talent and a top lady.
Mark Gambino took the photos for my poster, his photos inspire and continue to inspire, sooo many people commented to me about the poster and his photos, an amazing artist all round.
Both my techs, Alice from Revolt and Ben from Tuxcat. They were incredible, their hard work and learning the show on the fly was amazing.
Leah Collins, Tegan Marie Higginbotham, Patti Stiles and many others gave me encouragement and support all through this wonderfully nerve-racking process. Thank you!!
All these wonderful people are incredibly talented performers and artists in there own right, who donated their time to help me bring my crazy dream to life... I only hope that I have to opportunity to help in some way with their dreams too.
I want to thank the reviewers who were so enthusiastic and had great insights into the show. And Revolt for being so incredibly supportive and a great venue.
And lastly I want to thank everyone that came to see the show, without you without your support, encouragement and personal reviews on facebook, twitter and word of mouth - the show would be nothing.
Soooo, I feel I am not ready to let 'Death Rides a Horse' ride off into the sunset just yet, I have become very attached to my story and characters. I am looking to put the show on again at some stage... I will be letting you know when. Until then.... Yeeehawww.
Thanks again and big love,