My job is essentially over. For the director, opening night is the closing of the work.
I still have a few things to do- in this particular production, I am giving a curtain speech to set up the audience- but in the main, what I can do, I have done.
And there is still so much more being done.
I am reminded, as I watch the emails fly back and forth among the cast and crew, of what a truly collaborative art theater is.
There are those coming early to set up tech, coming a bit later to set up concessions, others are bringing long staplers to put the programs together.
Some are bringing signs; some are bringing repaired props or costumes.
We are just a few hours from opening.
From theater magic!