“What if I come with you Lee?…What if I come out with you to the desert?” –True West by Sam Shepard
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” -African Proverb
Yeah, you could go at it alone. But it’s nowhere near as fun as when you enlist others on the journey. And the way you do that is to dig deep, figure out what you’re passionate to say and why. Commit to that passion. Set the date. Communicate early as often. You’re a passion recruiter! And then when people come on board, welcome their ideas, their artistry, their input. Give them the space to create. Without ego. Best idea wins.
In the theatre, I’ve been blessed over and over with co-conspirators. People who cared as much about the project as I did. Who shared in the struggles and the triumphs. Who always had my back. Who lifted me up in the down days. I’m eternally grateful for them and can’t imagine ever doing a future project without co-conspirators.
Nor should you.
Who can you enlist on your journey?