This year is flying by. I’m letting my head rest from angling Steel Tango. Not giving up, just taking a breather. For the Playground Experiment’s Faces of America Monologue Festival,…
The year is flashing by - but things are happening. Even in the heat and humidity.
Our performances of Scratch went well and I only wish we had a few more because the actors were so good. It was gratifying for me as a director to see the work take shape and fly. Also, it was the first time I had done lights, which was scary for me, even though it was just fade in and out, nevertheless it was stressful till I did it a few times. I have new respect for the technical talent that helps create our shows. It definitley requires that certain ‘something’.
We open SCRATCH in the New York Theatre Festival this month and have 3 performances - June 14, 15, and 18, at Teatro Latea, 107 Suffolk St, on the lower east side. The theatre space is nice and the neighborhood is trendy.
And SCRATCH is good! It’s been a blast rehearsing with these actors and their work is exceptional.
And a lovely month it is. I am well into rehearsing Kevin Hauver’s interesting and arresting play Scratch with 4 dynamic actors, Kevin being one of them, joined by Luke Hofmaier, KoDee Martin and Chris Rothbauer. We are working in an unusual way too, since we have not the usual time crunch, we’re spreading things out and letting the play ‘seep’ into being.
Happy Spring! Lots to report and to look forward to. Pride & Prejudice closed on a high note of cast excellence and audience adulation. I’ve never enjoyed a cast so much ~ everyone was uniquely suited to their role, and performed it so well. Hudson Classical Theatre Company was wonderful to work with, and I look forward to another opportunity to do so.
Wow! The past few weeks have been amazing and March will be too. We have another four performances of Pride & Prejudice this week and then the show closes….sigh. It’s…
I am thrilled I have been cast as Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the Hudson Classical Theatre Company’s production of Pride & Prejudice. This is a company whose work I have admired and now am very happy to be part of this wonderful cast, directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.
That’s a good number, 2022, I’m hopeful.
I started off the bat with Ken Davenport giving me a pep talk, so I am fired up about All Catherine and Steel Tango.
As this year comes to a close, I am happy to report I was asked to direct five monologues for the Playground Experiment’s 2021 Faces of America annual monologue festival last month. I was also on the selection committee this year, and we had 300 monologues sent in from all over the US.
Last month was fast and a little furious, but oh so much fun. We opened ‘Troll’ in the Short Play Festival at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village. This is the second time the playwright Dave Malouf and I have teamed up, adding to this play my talented friend Brian Richardson as the Troll.