If not back to school, then back to rehearsal! I started the month wrapping up a festival process for a new play, and have now switched gears to dive back into the classics. It’s always a joy to have such a varied month of work!
Quote of the Month
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Current & Upcoming
I am thrilled to be back at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey this fall, where I am currently in rehearsal assisting director Ian Belknap on an upcoming main stage production of Romeo & Juliet. As iconic as this work is it’s most often produced in an abridged or otherwise re-interpreted form - what a treat to work on a full, large-cast production! Performances will run October 16 through November 17, and full ticket information can be found here.
Later in the fall, I will be assisting Bonnie J. Monte on her staged reading of Marisol also at STNJ, which has been rescheduled to Monday, November 4. This will be a special one-night event, and more information is available here.
While I am enjoying spending many less hours per week commuting to rehearsals for my current project, I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to work on my first NYC production earlier this month. I now have a much better understanding of festival rehearsal and performance processes, many new and renewed connections to artists I’m excited to work with again in the future, and let me tell you I know all the ways to get downtown by Subway.
Before journeying to the Italian Renaissance for Romeo & Juliet, I started the month with a wonderful day in the English Renaissance. I truly don’t know why it took me so many years to finally get to the New York Renaissance Faire, which is all of 45 minutes from my house, but I am so glad I made time for a visit this year. If you find yourself free this Saturday or Sunday, we are heading into the last weekend of the NYRF season and it truly is a delightful day trip of jousting, artisans, and more live performances than you can possibly attend!
Throwback - September Beginnings
Early fall has become a frequent directing and assisting slot for me, as I’ve begun rehearsal processes the last four Septembers!
Betrayal, 2016 at Kenyon College; Body Awareness, 2017 at Kenyon; Charley’s Aunt, 2018 at STNJ
And coming soon Romeo & Juliet, 2019 at STNJ!