Amalgamation of Life, Director

Bending

Bending genders? What are the rules and regulations? Or...do I make them up as I go... I've been faced with some hard questions and realizations when it comes to Forum. It's a male heavy show but I picked it and I *thought* I could get away with reversing genders on all of the roles. I'm… Continue reading Bending

Amalgamation of Life, Costume Designer

I’ve been thinking…

I've been having these moments where I shift back and stop to think for a minute, "how did I come to that decision?" Or, "was that the best decision to make?" It's a bit alarming. You know you did well, every one has clothes and every one has been taking care of things pretty well… Continue reading I’ve been thinking…

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

Amalgamation of Life, Director

How did I pick? Part II

How did I pick a production staff? It wasn't easy, I really didn't know where to go aside from my close knit group of friends. Was there any body else? Sure, but did I trust them? Frankly, no, I did not. I trust my friends with any of my personal possessions and even myself (when… Continue reading How did I pick? Part II