I’m in a show called Woody Guthrie’s American song. There’s a song called Hard Traveling, it’s about how hard people were living and all the troubles they were going through.
Tonight we kind of learned eachother’s hard travels that they’ve been going through. We all kind of put energy into this big ball of emotion that slowly engulfed the entire room. We started singing the song and everyone burst into tears. The emotion and feeling behind everything was real, it was beautiful. It was also probably the hardest rehearsal I’ve ever had to emotionally go through. We took a break after we finished the song, a few people had to step outside because they couldn’t really handle being inside with all the feeling bursting out of them. Those of us who stayed inside stayed silent the entire time, some stayed seated in the circle, a few of us paced the room trying to collect ourselves.
And as one of my cast mates just pointed out to me, it was magic.