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January: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Updated: Jan 29, 2019

Welcome, thank you for visiting!

As a complement to the portfolio/resume/artistic statement of my website, which I don’t anticipate will be changing too noticeably too often, I’ll be updating this blog on a monthly basis. (Maybe with a few special extra posts thrown in every once in a while – we’ll see!) Check back here every few weeks for updates on my current and upcoming projects, thoughts on art I’ve recently experienced, and other assorted musings!

Quote of the Month

“It is required you do awake your faith.”

- Paulina, The Winter’s Tale V.iii

Current & Upcoming

I’m currently in rehearsals for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which I’m assistant directing at Villa Walsh Academy in Morristown, NJ. In addition to the usual fun of being back in rehearsal, I’m loving getting to work on such a big dance show. I’ve been really missing having opportunities to practice and teach ballroom dance since graduating last spring, so getting the chance to help choreograph the extensive waltzing in this production is a dream come true!

New Year’s Resolutions?

I’m setting out to read more things that aren’t plays (maybe I’ll discuss some of them here), travel more (not this month, but keep an eye out for that…), and find more opportunities to exercise and/or dance (the dance part is going great, see above). And I want to do a better job of recording my experiences and keeping in touch with people – looks like that’s going quite well so far!

New Plays!

This fall I served on the reading and selection committee for the New Play-Reading Festival at The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey (Netcong NJ), a festival which focuses on developing new work for young and family audiences. Last weekend, I was thrilled to be able to attend the public readings of all four finalists. Each of the four is rich with potential and strikingly different from the others – I look forward to seeing how they evolve by the second round of readings in April!

Art on a Budget Not sure why it took me until now, but I took advantage of the last-minute availability of standing room seats at the Metropolitan Opera to see the final performance of their holiday production of The Magic Flute. Only $22 for world-class opera! Sure, you're in the very back of the house, but that’s hardly a problem if you bring opera glasses ;)

Throwback – January 2016

Three years ago, I was heading into tech as the Production Stage Manager for a main stage production of Our Town at Kenyon. Oof, that looks fun to call.

(It actually was quite a fun show to call, after the first five or so times of it being extremely frantic.)


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