By: Emily Tindall, Program Manager
Throughout my time here at Theatre Action Project
, I have often thought …” wait, we’re making WHAT?” Never before have I been surrounded by such creative, capable, artists. This year I have seen TAP Staff create beautiful pieces of art, giant puppets, and about a zillion other things out of virtually nothing. This has been a truly impressive thing to watch because not only are they creating beautiful artwork, they’re making it out of what some might deem nothing more than trash, and using their intuition to guide them in their process. I have never heard a TAP staffer say “that’s just too hard,” or “I can’t make that, that’s just impossible.” An alligator out of foam and fabric? An owl out of a parasol? A full size bull out of Papier-mâché? You betcha!
Watching these transformations from trash to treasure have been some of my favorite experiences working for TAP. I feel incredibly blessed to be surrounded by folks with a “can do” mindset, who never blink an eye at a difficult project. I truly believe that this is what is at the core of TAP, and it has propelled us forward to where we are as an organization now. I know that this will continue to serve us as we deepen our relationships in the greater Austin community, and I hope it inspires you as much as it does me!