Judy Russell doesn't have much time to talk right now. She is busy rehearsing her production of Cabaret, which closed at the end of November.
" More arms! It's kick, kick, push back, and then I want to see those arms "
A child looks you in the eye. A child with squared shoulders. A child in command of their words. And behind that child is another child, and another, and a line of young boys and girls from preschool to young adult. It is a brick wall of assertive, confident speakers.
Matthew Shaw jumped in the truck. If it were May it would still be dark outside, but this was January so the air was fleecy with cold blackness. But the engine roared to life under frosty protest. The 10 miles down to Plateau Mill went by like a rehearsal for a play he already knew backwards and forwards. When the shift was over it would be the same thing in reverse a drive back home in the dark in the same car, to the same house, to the same fate the next morning. Almost four years of...