After a tough rehearsal and what should have been a ton of pressure, I had a moment of clarity and calm. I knew that everything would go according to plan. I felt it in my bones. Even the mistakes would be part of the experience and something to enjoy. I remembered my mantra, progress over perfection, and decided there would only be one conversation that entire evening, any thought in my mind would be shared with the audience so I could be fully present. I appreciated every moment. I wasn’t trying to get done, but simply be with those that were there and celebrate along the way. It was the epitome of Win Then Play, and on April 15th with a packed house for both shows, I performed The American Ream. The production team consisted of an eight-camera film crew that included three Emmy winners.