Next week we open previews of The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds at Williamston Theatre.
I’m loving having this project in the building. John Lepard is directing, and it’s going really well. The show is going to be just heartbreakingly beautiful, and that’s only ONE reason I like this project! The other is that it’s a great example of how to mix some veteran union actors, some veteran non-union actors and some up and coming college students and let them all work with each other, learn from each other, and make a great piece of art together.
It’s one of the parts of my job as Artistic Director that I’m just now beginning to fully appreciate, and understand: the composition of teams of people. The responsibility of finding artists that play well together, challenge each other, and make good theatre… and then finding projects to keep them busy.
It’s a part of my job that I’m looking forward to exploring, and expanding, in the future.