"Today is my last official day as Executive Director of Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company. Spoiler Alert, long post ahead. For weeks I have been trying to write a post that would succinctly encapsulate everything I am feeling right now. Every time I would sit down, I would feel blocked. To take a line from our Big Coming Out Show last year, I don’t know how to start this goodbye. Do I thank all the people who had such an immense impact on me, personally and professionally, that helped support and grow the mission of GLM? There are too many people to tag and thank, and whatever words I would muster, would feel inadequate to properly acknowledge their contributions. But know that I am so grateful to all of you. It has truly been an honor to work, grow, and create at GLM.
Do I talk about everything that I have learned and experienced during my time; an iconic sermon to start your Wednesday? No, for that you will have to come to next one-woman solo show in December, tickets available soon on www.goodluckmacbeth.org. I will share, the next time you interact with an Executive Director, or Managing Director, or Producing Artistic Director of a theatre give them a hug (if this is within their boundaries), buy them a coffee (tea is also acceptable I guess), tell them good job (or even great job), and ask them what do they need, and what would feel supportive in that moment. The truth is this job is hard, really f*cking hard sometimes. I think any leadership position is, especially in a non-profit, and especially in the Arts. This job can be lonely, at times isolating, and soul-crushing with the weight of pressure and stress. Reflecting upon the last 8 years, I acknowledge have made plenty of mistakes, things that I wished I would have handled differently, and projects that took up permanent residence in that parking lot of ideas, which never came to fruition. I am not perfect, and nowhere in my job description did it require I needed to be. I also celebrate all the incredible work, joyous times, and beautiful gifts that came out of those eight years. I celebrate the relationships that I have forged and the hardships that we have overcome. I celebrate where GLM is going and the incredible future that is store.
So, I don’t know how to start this goodbye. Probably because it doesn’t feel like goodbye. Today, feels like any other day. I will go to the theater for back-to-back meetings and then attend Evil Dead rehearsal. And really this isn’t goodbye, as I am sure that I will find new and different ways to support the theater. However, that feels like something that will happen later after I have fully processed and grieved.
So today, I am a little raw, a little emotional, and a little nostalgic. Feel free to comment with your favorite theatre memory of us, favorite GLM moment, or favorite iconic queer moments in the Arts – to make me laugh or gay gasp in jubilation. So, I don’t know how to start this goodbye, so I won’t, and instead just simply say I love you all so much, and look forward to what’s next."
- Christopher Daniels
9/1/2022 09:02:45 am
Love you Christopher and wish you all the best moving forwards. You made GLM the most progressive theater in Reno and I will miss that smiling face every time I walk through the door. Break a leg sweetie!
9/1/2022 01:01:16 pm
Chris, I wish you the best, and this is not good-bye, it's "till next time". I'm sure you'll be active in the theater scene around town.
9/1/2022 04:29:31 pm
Chris, a personal thanks for your efforts in bringing Good Luck Macbeth to new heights in live theater. in your role as executive Director, you had to bring GLM through the most difficult period of time it has faced in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. You have met this challenge and made GLM stronger than ever! The best of luck in your new role in Texas and know that we will always love you.
9/1/2022 05:42:42 pm
Lovvie - you are a walking, living, breathing, heart singing MASTER CLASS' of so many talents!!! I'm so excited to see your next manifestation and personally can not thank you enough for your selfless discipleship of the "Blessed Space".
9/2/2022 08:22:20 pm
Chris, it seems like so long ago that we were both working for Planned
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