Saturday, February 12, 2011

Opening Night

Things are going great right now. We're in the middle of our run of The Vagina Monologues at the University of Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Last night's opening show was a packed house performance and the audience was great and they thought the show was great. My coworkers presented me with a dozen red roses and a name tag they designed and wore that said:

Until the violence stops.
We honor Sophie Hawes.
You go girlfriend.

I was so touched--especially when I read the last two lines when I got home. After the show, I met with church friends at a local restaurant, The Village Inn, to have some warm company and discuss the show. The next performance is tonight and our final performance is Monday night. Both shows are already packed with few remaining seats.

Meanwhile, friends are still asking to buy my book when they find out I have one. And they love it. They get about 20 pages from the end and twice I have answered the phone to listen to how much it moved them, tying in their own experiences. I donated 4 copies to the pride center. There are another 4 copies sitting in the local author section at The Golden Braid, a spiritual bookstore. The employees read the book and loved it as well, yet none of their local authors are selling. So, obviously, the problem is in marketing.

One of the counselors of the support group asked me to bring a couple of copies to this next week's meeting to push it. I think I'll bring the remaining copies to the show to sell to any cast members who would like a copy.

Hugs and God Bless,

1 comment:

  1. You GO, Girl!. Knock em dead!

    For two or three years after my first VDay Monologue, I had women come up to me and tell me how much they liked the show and I am always surprised that they remember me.