Mother Antonia: Script reading for the St. Kate’s alumnae relations department. A tough crowd – hard to read – but they said afterward that they were absorbed by the piece, and they had cogent things to say about it. It’s both intimidating and satisfying to present material to subject matter experts. One of the alumnae has clearly studied St. Kate’s history in depth, to the point of being able to list its first accrediting body off the cuff. She mentioned only one factual gaffe on my part, so that feels like a win.
This will probably be the only time in my career I am able to set up “Cite your sources!” as a laugh line.
Megan Campbell Lagas is performing. She gives M. Antonia a nice dry wit and understated relish of her (many) victories.