Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp interviews Natalie and Joe Carmolli about their upcoming performances in ‘A Betrothal’

Dear GardenComm members,

Greetings from the chilly Midwest, where fall has finally arrived and winter is just a few weeks away.

2020 has been a year of firsts:

• First COVID19 pandemic of our lifetime.

• First time companies of all kinds had to shut down and then adapt to first-time curb service, deliveries and online shopping.

• First time the GardenComm conference and expo were virtual.

• First time many of our lives have gone virtual with friends, families and clients.

• First time Zooming for many of us and the first time for Zoom (or similar apps) as the only way we can do programs.

When things are so challenging, what can we do? 

Let’s put on a show! One with a flower theme! Done!

GardenComm will present its first end-of-the-year special event fundraiser. A Betrothal is a 35-minute comedy about two iris growers who meet at a competition under a tent during a rainstorm. Natalie and Joe Carmolli will perform in the play by Lanford Wilson, which will be videoed by Adriana Robinson of Spring Meadow Nursery. Pat Stone, publisher of GreenPrints, will entertain with a musical introduction.

A Betrothal will be video taped making it available on demand December 3 through 6. This makes it very easy to select a convenient time for viewing …and to pause it for a break, if needed. We hope you, your family and guests will enjoy this GardenComm special event. Tickets are available now here!

Author: GardenComm

GardenComm, formerly known as GWA: the Association for Garden Communicators, provides leadership and opportunities for education, recognition, career development and a forum for diverse interactions for professionals in the field of gardening communication. GardenComm members includes book authors, bloggers, staff editors, syndicated columnists, free-lance writers, photographers, speakers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, publishers, extension service agents and more. No other organization in the industry has as much contact with the buying public as GardenComm members.

3 thoughts on “Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp interviews Natalie and Joe Carmolli about their upcoming performances in ‘A Betrothal’”

  1. Hurray for such a creative approach to holding a fundraiser! Thank you to the actors, and the tech crew for making this show possible. I enjoyed all the behind the scenes info in this video. Be well, break a leg!


  2. I just watched the play-enjoyed it immensely! Between being in a course of study to be a daylily judge (paused by Covid19) and participating in writing course centered on floral artistry, so much in the story resonated with me. The dialog, describing iris’ texture with descriptors such as velvet or chamois, gave me ideas I wrote down for my writing course notes! And the judge-y judge characteristics pinpointed by the actors’ dialog! Laughed aloud by myself as my kitty stared quizzically! Great entertainment! Creative approach to fundraising, too! Thank you!


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