Quote of the Month
“Between two evils, I always like to take the one I've never tried before.”
- Mae West
Current & Upcoming
It’s been a month of several rewarding processes, and some new projects are just getting underway. In March I enjoyed getting back to some in-person stage management for the first time in a while, as well as introducing audiences to a delightful yet underproduced classic play, with Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre’s staged reading of A Bold Stroke for a Husband by Hannah Cowley (pictured below).
It was also a treat to spend a week as a Directing Observer at Manhattan Theatre Club during their annual Ted Snowdon Reading Series. Shadowing workshop rehearsals for An Oxford Man by Else Went, I got to participate in the development of a powerful new play and tag along with a wonderfully talented team of artists.
Coming up I’ll be returning to some virtual collaboration to stage manage and create a little design work for Lime Arts Productions’ Twenty by Twenty Fringe, recording in April and streaming in May. Each year the festival features twenty works — including theatre, film, and hybrid projects — by artists in their twenties, striving to provide opportunities for experimentation and connection amongst early-career creators around the country and beyond. Stay tuned for details on how and when to stream Fringe presentations!
A Lab in Progress
Speaking of Fringe… I’ll also be participating in an in-person fringe festival a little later in the year. The festival itself is still a ways off, but since February I’ve been attending virtual seminars and lab sessions with the 2023 WTFringe Lab, an exciting cohort of directors and producers training with the National Women’s Theatre Festival. Our culminating group experience will involve attending and producing at WTF’s annual conference and fringe festival held in Raleigh, North Carolina in June. I look forward to sharing more about our Lab adventures as the festival gets closer!
In the Spotlight
Inspired by Women’s History Month (while acknowledging that the notion of that being a one-month focus is odd…), I’ve had fun putting together weekly posts on Instagram throughout March to spotlight some incredible women of theatre history who don’t get nearly the recognition they deserve. These are now archived and a little expanded on my website, right over here! I hope you’ll take a moment to check them out, and help me share their stories a little wider.
Three March Recommendations
Outdoors in NYC: Greenmarket at Union Square
A great destination for local produce, baked goods, and more right in Manhattan —
and I’m still amazed they’re there four days a week!
Exhibit: Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio at MoMA
From puppetry to cinematography, the breadth of artistry and collaboration of crafts
on display in this exhibition is incredible — see it until April 15!
Classic Play to Read: A Bold Stroke for a Husband by Hannah Cowley
Who needs Taming of the Shrew when you have this 18th-century play,
featuring five distinct and dynamic female characters each with a memorable arc of their own!