|Holy Sh*t Fan Letter|
Hope to catch you again soon.
From: Michael (Hamburg)
From: Kristen (Berkeley, CA)
From: LSF Programming
To: Janice Perry
From Ira Lightman
...I saw you perform in Dartmouth College in 1987,
when I was a visiting student from London. Your work profoundly influenced
me to see that brilliance and courage could be fun. Big thanks.
From artists participating in an extended performance project, London, 2009
'Janice Perry's expert and fearless leadership can
best be summed up by a quote from the Tao Te Ching:
Whatever the word for “the opposite of risk averse” is, Janice Perry is it.
Very supportive and encouraging.
Really great. Janice is an excellent teacher and good at giving feedback supportively. I very much appreciated her refusal to fret over potential problems and her trust in the group and the process to resolve issues in due course. Overall Janice's approach created a very safe & supportive environment in which to make work and take risks.
"Janice was very supportive and present in the workshop and very much hands-on, working things out right alongside us."
Thanks again for your amazing enthusiasm and energy
My experience with you has permanently changed the way I work.
…the whole experience was intense but made to feel like a safe environment, due to the strong but reassuring encouragement given by Janice throughout the process. (She) reminded me of Mary Poppins - firm, but caring, and no nonsense! But probably the most quoteable phrase … 'Let's deal with the possibilities first and the restrictions second.”
Association of Theater in Higher Education
You're a genius. That's about all I have to say, except:
1. Thank you.
2. Thank you.
3. Thank you.
Professor, Theatre Department, Hampshire College, Massachusetts
P.S. You're a genius.
Let me express my sincerest thanks for your lecture/performance yesterday. Although the college had a lot of other events scheduled for the same time, our turn-out was excellent.
My colleagues and I thoroughly enjoyed the lecture turned performance. What a change from the sometimes rather dry readings one attends so often. You grabbed the audience from the beginning and had them at the edge of their seats for the entire hour. Especially the students, whom I observed every now and then, seemed completely taken in by your delivery. What a brilliant way to expose beginning students to cultural differences between America and Germany.
Personally, I must say that I have never laughed this much at any lecture I have ever attended. Needless to say, time just flew by. I have already received several thank you notes from faculty in other departments that attended the event. Let me quote just one colleague here who writes:
A heart felt THANKS for yesterday's delightful presentation. Janice is wonderful!...I know it got my blood flowing---which, as we all know, can only make me a better teacher.
I don't think I need to add anything to that,
besides the request or sincerest wish that you promise to come back this
fall for an encore performance.
© Janice Perry