Jack and Allison here.
We have started the second part of our statewide tour and thought it woul be good to blog about it.
Driving up to Fairbanks yesterday, we had the realization of how big this play and tour are, and how intense it is. Let's face it, Time Immemorial covers subjects and attempts to heal generations of cultural suffering. Allison and I are both proud, tough individuals, and we think we should be able to handle everything. But right outside of Nenana, it hit us: This play deals with ALOT, and we are carrying on our shoulders. It's OK to be affected by it. It's OK to need to take a moment and cry. It's OK to ask for help. It's OK to share what we are going through. We don't have to do this alone.
Already, we've seen the impact of this play on different communities and we realize now that starting this dialogue, this blog, is part of a continuing healing process for everyone in Alaska, both Native and non-Native.
So, this is going to be a crazy couple of weeks, and we hope to keep up with this. If you are in Fairbanks, Nome, Kotzebue, Anchorage or Valdez these next few weeks, come and see the show.
We are also asking anyone who has seen the show to create a video, or audio post on their social media, or write something about what they got out of the play and how it has changed your lives. Whereever you post it, send us a link to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll share the link with others here.
Thank you everyone for all of your support. We hope to see you in the communities we visit. And see, hear, or read your post online.