In the loop with Lizzy

Lizzy Dabczyn­ski-Bean is busy as a bee, think­ing about past per­for­mances and cur­rent projects…

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Septem­ber. Wow. Canyou be­lieve how fast this year has passed? Is any­one with me on this, or is it just me? Now, some­thing you mayor may not know about me is that my‘ big dream’ is to bean ac­tor. This is one of the rea­sons for the big move to Cal­i­for­nia that I’ ve ref­er­enced in past ar­ti­cles. Gotta give it as hot, right ?( If you know of any­one in ‘the biz’ I should chat with, pop mea mes­sage!)

So, any­way. When it comes to time pass­ing, I of­ten think of my per­sonal time­line in terms of shows I’ ve per­formed be­cause they take up weeks or months at a time and feel like sea­sons unto them­selves. So for me, it gen­uinely feels like it’ s been only a few short weeks since I was per­form­ing in a pro­duc­tion of A Christ­mas Carol while re­hears­ing for my next show, Peter and the Star catch er. I think, if I had to do ei­ther one of those shows tonight, I’ d be per­fectly fine to go on. They’re still in my bones! Yet, it’ s been over six months since Carol. Heck, it’ s been over a year since per­form­ing my favourite role, Jane Eyre, but it feels like yes­ter­day.

I’ m grate­ful to say that I’ ve been on stage a lot! I was in­cred­i­bly for­tu­nate to live in an area in Utah where live the­atre is widely loved and ap­pre­ci­ated. Isn’ t that un­ex­pected? Who’ d have thought that the greater Salt Lake City area would have ex­cel­lent the atre? If you ever visit Utah( and you should !) be sure to hit a show at the Hale Cen­tre The­atre in Sandy, Utah, or the Hale Cen­ter The­atre Ore min Or em, Utah .( That would be in ad­di­tion, of course, to vis­it­ing the breath tak­ing Na­tional Parks of South­ern Utah, and sight­see­ing the rich Mor­mon pi­o­neer his­tory of Salt Lake. Fas­ci­nat­ing stuff !)

Speak­ing of pi­o­neer his­tory–did you know the state sym­bol, or em­blem for Utah is the bee hive? Mor­mon pi­o­neers were pas­sion­ate about the idea of the bee­hive–worker bees all work­ing to­gether for the greater good of the com­mu­nity. Con­sid­er­ing a rel­a­tively small group of peo­ple were try­ing to re­sist re­li­gious per­se­cu­tion and they headed out west to build a new com­mu­nity, one can see how the bee­hive sym­bol would be apt.

But don’ t you think it holds true to­day? Per­haps it’ s more im­por­tant than ever to act as worker bees, all to­gether, to‘ sup­port the hive’ and take care of one an­other.

I love the bee­hive pat­tern this month, so I’ m go­ing to ex pound on that theme with my man­dala which you can stitch on the same fabric as your other man­dalas, like a series of quilt squares, or you can stitch sep­a­rately.

Have a lovely, busy-bee kind of day, my friends!

Lizzy

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