Has your brain ever caught fire with an idea? Mine did a few months ago when I walked into The Lark and laid out my plans, such as they were at that point, for the event that was to become “Telethon!” The Lark could have dismissed the whole notion as crazy. But they said yes. Actually, they said something along the lines of, “Sure. Go for it. Let us know how we can help." Together, we have crafted The Apothetae and Lark Fellowship and Initiative, and "Telethon!" to foster a broad and necessary conversation around Disability in the theater. I am extremely thankful for The Lark's continued extraordinary support.
I also need to draw special attention to Kristjan Thor; who shot and managed all the videos, The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts and Stone Street Studios for allowing us to shoot in their spaces and, of course, all the artists who participated.
And lastly, I would like to thank YOU. Thank you for watching. With every view, "like" and share, YOU have said 'yes' and offered your compassionate support as well.
The Apothetae is an idea. Without the people who nurture that idea, it is nothing. Throughout this past month, all of you have stoked the sparks of inspiration and ideas. You have allowed us to catch fire.
The theologian, John Wesley once said, “Catch on fire with enthusiasm, and people will come for miles to watch you burn.” Whether you watched every week, or are just joining us, we’re glad you did. This episode is over, but we’re far from finished. We’re just getting warmed up.
- Gregg Mozgala, Founder & Artistic Director of The Apothetae