Aside from all the usual experiences of new cultures and the creative inspirations that travel brings, (and it does!), I have two particular travel memories that stand out.
The first was in Florida when I was there performing in the Florida Fringe Festival. At the end of the festival, a group of local performers invited the overseas actors to a “swamp party”. There was a huge cargo net strung between two enormous trees that became a twenty person hammock for an improvised music session.
What I realized from that magical night was that the language of creativity and art is universal. We can go anywhere in the world with stories in our heart and collaborate and share them.
This was reinforced by the second memory of a night by a lake in Auckland, NZ that saw myself and a group of local Maori actors swapping Shakespearean monologues for hakas. Creativity has no borders.