One Word, Two Ways: DIRECTION

Today we are bringing back our One Word, Two Ways series courtesy of sister’s Katy Wright-Mead and Sarah Mead. Over the years we have received a lot of comments from friends and readers who say they would like to do a post with their own sister. We have always loved that idea!  So without further adieu, thank you to Katy and Sarah for today’s post!!
 
DIRECTION
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From Katy to Sarah: 

As you know, I like giving direction. Remember when we were little and I used to make us put on plays for the family? I would decide which nursery rhyme we would act out and who played what. You were the youngest and would play the baby goat or a star in the sky or something that required the least amount of lines and the most amount of cute. Was it fun for you, by the way? I don’t think I ever asked that. I was a passionate little director and then became more of a follower later in life. Maybe those tough teenage years beat the leader out of me. If only Tina Fey had written Bossy Pants a decade earlier, am I right? Anyway, as you also know, I started directing recently, and it feels really scary (as you can see on my face in the pictures!) but really, really right. I love taking the story that’s playing in my mind and articulating those pictures and feelings to actors and designers in my specific and truthful way, so that they see it and feel it too and become inspired to re-articulate it in their own specific and truthful way. It’s a game of trust and respect and it makes me feel like a kid again and also more grown up than ever.
 
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From Sarah To Katy:

BurntMeadow
I loved all your plays when I was young and being a part of them was the best! I think you have such great direction.
BlackForest
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide
where
to
go…”
-Dr. Seuss

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