It's all happening.
"Room for One" is a play about how sufficatingly hard it can be to feel like a real person in New York when you're trying to be an artist. About how family can simultaneously keep you afloat but also hold you back, about the guilt of trying to balance your dependency and duty to them with your responsibilities to yourself. And it's about the terror of winding up alone with all of that, and how it makes us do some horrible, some hilarious, and some beautiful things.
Alec's play is equal parts funny, horrifying, and poignant, and it was afast, furious process to get such an intricate piece on its feet and in front of audiences. But the strength, skill, and resourcefulness of our fearless director Jenna Worsham and the multi-talented multi-hyphenates in the Middle Voice Company pulled it off with grace.
Last night, some of the students from the MCC Youth Company came as our audience for the final dress of Room for One!
It was particularly special as Alec is the Playwriting Lab Assistant. As Lucy pointed out, his students got to see that he works as hard as he asks them to work and is as brave as a writer as he asks them to be. It was a perfect first audience for this beautiful play.