I'll use my little website blog pulpit to vent my overwhelming gratitude for the people I was lucky enough to spend so much time with over this past month developing REB+VoDKA+ME at NYU's Sew Studio on Broadway. The cast redefined my expectations (to use corporate end-of-year-review lingo) with their seemingly endless well of energy, and talent and their rare blend of critical thinking and openness to new material. Watching them invest themselves in this show has been moving and humbling. This past week in tech (is it too soon/late to insert a joke about that line from Smash??), though stressful, has been tempered by watching our designers work miracles, creating effects that feel downright magic even in a comically limited amount of time. I will never fully be able to understand how our wonderful dramaturg Megan McClain, choreographer Tara Forseth, music director Rich Silverstein, and director Ben Kamine have so completely internalized our work and made it theirs too, but I am so grateful that they have. And, of course, I want to keep creating pools of memory light with Gordon forever and ever and ever. Being alive has never felt weirder or better.