That has to be the longest steering column I've ever seen.
One of the consistently amazing things about Chatterbox is its global reach -- the fact that the work we do here in Memphis can affect a listener hundreds of miles away. And the fact that said listener can then turn around and communicate back with us almost instantly.
This mind-boggling thought struck me anew as I was looking over my inbox yesterday evening. At the moment, I've got 16 emails flagged as needing a response. They include:
- Four sketch submissions from a comedy writer in the UK
- A networking email from an audio theater producer in Long Island, NY
- An email from our friend Mariele of the great Wireless Theatre Company (in London) about this year's Halloween collaboration
- An email about the possibility of Chatterbox performing at the Memphis ComicCon
- A networking email from another UK-based theater company (Blackshaw Productions)
- An awesome Halloween Show script from Memphis writer Deborah Hyatt (which we're totally going to use)
- An email from Geneva Community Radio in Geneva, NY about airing our shows (Woot!)
- A suggestion from a listener in MN about a book he thinks would make a good adaptation
- A theater student from Macedonia (!) inquiring about the possibility of performing one of our scripts in area classrooms
- Notice of a monthly donation from a generous new donor (Thanks, Nathan!)
What an array! It's amazing, and humbling, that our work has entered the online conversation enough to inspire such communications. When our mission statement says we hope to "advance the exchange of ideas," this is exactly the kind of thing we're talking about. Exactly.
Anyway, long live the internet! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some emails to answer.