A Letter to Our Friends

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects:

WE DID IT.  Three times, we did it! Three amazing runs, all different, yet the same.  Different because it’s LIVE performance and our artists are creating artistry in the moment;  the same because we’re telling a universal story of living in pandemic times, journeying to find ourselves, and stretching to forgive and to love each other.

I’ve heard from so many of you about the impact this show has had on you.  First time opera goers say, “If this is opera, I’m hooked!”  Young and old marvel at the innovation and technology.  Some of you are touched by the strands of intergenerational conflict and redemption, by our focus on our god given right to breathe. Many are moved by the exuberance of life in the midst of death.  And many more are triggered to mourn the deaths of friends and family and the devastation they feel that their loved ones died alone.  I’ve tried to address this pain by showing you the compassion and sacrifice of those who care for our loved ones in their time of need, their devotion to ensuring that they do not die alone.  I hope this brings a little comfort to you and honor to those that serve.

Yes, I’m sitting as usual on my couch with my three pups in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, mulling over this miracle that was the live run of Alice in the Pandemic.  I’m elated, but sad.  I’ll miss the excitement of live performance, of waiting for the curtain to go up.  Most of all, I’ll miss everyone on our team whom I now call family.  I love you all and am eternally grateful for your  generosity as you poured yourselves into the making of this show.  What is there left to say, except thank you.

Be well, be safe, be eternal,
Cerise and all of us at White Snake Projects
An Activist Opera Company