Actor, Amalgamation of Life, Costume Designer, Director

Open letter to theatre.

I've done my best over the past year (and some change) to be as honest as possible with my thoughts and feelings relating to theatre. I think, going back and re-reading some posts, that I have been forthright and accurate in my depiction of my feelings; it's a love-hate relationship. Theatre is not a beast… Continue reading Open letter to theatre.

Actor, Amalgamation of Life, Director

Rules for strikes

I recently discovered that strike means different things to different theaters and does not have a universal list of priorities. Standard 'to-dos' are: An entire set has to be disassembled and a new set has to be reassembled (although this second part can take a few weekends), Costumes have to be laundered, Props organized and… Continue reading Rules for strikes

Actor, Amalgamation of Life, Costume Designer, Director

Strategy for the 2018-2019 Season

I wish I had remembered sooner that I drafted this blog post before August.. especially, before the end of August. I should have had a strategy built for this season prior to auditioning, casting, and planning for All Shook Up. But(!), I do have a plan and I am excited to share it with you… Continue reading Strategy for the 2018-2019 Season

Actor, Amalgamation of Life

Ensemble Actors

Ensemble actors--how do you make them pop while not distracting from the story? It can be hard reining people in from showcasing their exuberance and personality on the stage. I can speak to this directly concerning the work I've been doing on All Shook Up. Actors, myself included, have to be reminded that while you… Continue reading Ensemble Actors

Actor, Amalgamation of Life, Director

Rejected.

How are you supposed to react when you're rejected by a production staff? It sucks and it isn't easy getting over any kind of rejection. Not that it is anything like a break-up, but it's similar in the sense that you are often told: "We are going in a different direction." "There's no chemistry." How… Continue reading Rejected.