I’ve been very busy over the past month refining my new original music show for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. After developing the single ‘Someday‘ through the Interplay artist development program in 2020, I’ve decided to curate a selection of my original songs to present as a mindful cabaret. I’ve incorporated positive psychology and neuroscience into a show which is part motivational talk and part cabaret performance. It opened on Saturday 20 February at Nexus Arts.
The creative process of writing, directing, presenting, and performing an original show is a very arduous, emotional, yet gratifying experience. It’s daunting to share something so personal with the world but as Alain de Botton writes:
“With no attempt there can be no failure and with no failure no humiliation. So our self-esteem in this world depends entirely on what we back ourselves to be and do.”– Alain de Botton, author of Status Anxiety
When I completed my Adelaide Fringe Festival registration late last year, I really hoped that the people who needed to hear Someday’s positive message would find it. I left my worries at the side of the stage on Saturday and the moment the music started, I knew that the universe had guided the right audience into the room with me. We were able to take a mindful journey together and I felt at peace with my decision to create and produce Someday.
I’m grateful for the positive feedback from patrons after the show and I’m ever so delighted by the review from The Adelaide Podcast Show here. My show received 4 stars on its first showing and my heart is full. Carol Dweck’s research has fostered in me a growth mindset and, while I know there is always space for refinement, I’m so happy about the warm reception Someday has received during its opening weekend. I look forward to Saturday 13 March where my musicians and I get to do it all again.
Thank you to my wonderful musicians Amber Fibrosi, Loretta De Palma, and Jakub Gaudasinski for trusting me on this creative journey. Thank you to my past and future audiences for giving Someday a chance to become real. If you’d like to attend my next show, or you know of someone who needs a healthy dose of positivity, please visit the Adelaide Fringe Festival website to book here.