April 15th @ 8 PM Electric Lodge.
Art Reception at 7 PM Meleesa Salon, Art from Otis Students, Melissa Clark author.
Tonya Meek's bittersweet one-woman show, "Flying Standby", reveals how the determination to escape her alcoholic mother carried her through a turbulent ride of addiction, lost love, and a final desperate flight toward reconciliation. Please extinguish all smoking materials and prepare for take off.
In relating her complicated relationship with her whack job of a mother—by portraying her, in many cases—she gives an appealing, raw performance that's full of love, truth, and humor rather than self-pity. (Backstage)
Flying Standby Home is both humorous and heartfelt - and incredibly fun to watch. I was especially moved by Tonya's vulnerability. She reveals her life in a way that embraces the entire (sometimes messy) journey, that you can't help but walk away feeling like you aren't alone, loving yourself a little bit more, and with more hope that the pain can be transformed into something absolutely beautiful. - Ingrid Mathieu, PhD
1416 Electric Avenue
Tonya Meeks, LMFT