After two and a half years of pub quizzes, panel discussions, outings and a tiny out-of-town meetup, Laura and I have decided to call an end to our involvement in Twespians. We started planning Twespians at the end of 2009 because we felt that while the arts community had a strong voice online, there seemed to be very little opportunity for them to meet offline, especially in a completely open environment. Around 20-30 events later, most of the theatre folk on Twitter are able to put a face to a Twitter name, and I’m happy to say that Twespians has played a small part in that.
It’s been a tough decision, but Laura and I have mutually decided that our time at the helm of Twespians has come to an end. Not for any one reason, we both feel that we’ve given all we can to help Twespians grow, and it’s time for someone else to take over, or failing that, to let it die a graceful death and let something bigger and better to rise out of it’s ashes.
So, if anyone is interested in taking the mantle of director (or co-director) of Twespians in the future then please let myself and Laura know (our emails are our first names at twespians.co.uk) and we’ll update everyone as to the future of Twespians.
In the meantime, thank you to everyone who has made Twespians what it is. Personally, it has proved an invaluable part of my work persona, growing me and my work to where I am today. More importantly, I’ve made friends I’ll keep for life. I’m sure Laura could say the same thing (and I’m sure she’ll have something to say in her own right).
So, let’s see what the next day brings…