When It's Not Working, Hit Reset

Roller Derby Saved My Soul opens tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in the Studio Leaonard Beaulne - 135 Seraphin Marion - U of O - Ottawa Fringe Festival Venue #5 Tickets are 2 for 1 on opening night, which means it only costs you $5 if you come with a friend. You can buy advanced tickets for any performance by clicking on the link above.

How great is that?

I'm going to be honest with you. This past week has been a whirlwind of amazing. On Sunday, I finally realized what had not been working with the script and went all the way back to some of my original drafts from months ago. A metaphorical reset button was hit and inspiration was almost instantaneous. Everything, everything, EVERYTHING started falling into place.

I have never been more proud of my team and all the work we've been doing. I breathed a deep sigh of relief when (and theatre creators will understand the sentiment) a few days ago I realized, yes, this is a show. And a pretty damn good one at that.

********************** Tonight's rehearsal was particularly hard though. Blame it on nerves or the heat or just a general sense of fatigue, but it all just felt gross.

I am scared. I feel like a marathon runner less than a kilometer from the finish line. After all this time, after all this effort, could it be that I'm almost there? I sure as hell can't stumble now!

What does NancyKenny say to the God of Death? Not today.

Tomorrow, we get three hours to tech the show. During this time, I hope to familiarize my skates and I with the venue floor and map out some final blocking changes. Then my stage manager will remind me to eat something and help me run lines all afternoon.

Then, for the very first time, I will perform my own words in front of an audience.

I would be honoured if you could join me.

Roller Derby Saved My Soul runs for 6 performances between June 17 to 27 throughout the Ottawa Fringe Festival.