This past weekend was pretty great. After an incredibly busy couple of months I’m in a slower period, for which I’m grateful, but this weekend was the fun culmination of all that work. We closed the world premiere of Pulp by Jospeh Zettelmaier that I directed at Williamston Theatre…
…and opened the world premiere of Rights Of Passage by Kitty Dubin at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre.
Getting to do two new plays at two different theatres (with a one week overlap!) was a wonderful opportunity, and a great challenge. I got super lucky, and was able to work with some really fabulous artists. Very happy with how both productions turned out, and grateful for the chance to spend so much time laughing and enjoying doing the work with quality people. The older I get, the more I realize what a gift it is to be able to enjoy the people in the work as much as the work itself. Sometimes that’s not always possible but, when it is, it’s a thing to be cherished.
I’m excited to spend the next couple of months producing The Nerd (here’s the set being installed TODAY!)……and producing A Painted Window, and I’ll be prepping to direct one of the shows I’ve been wanting to do for years, 1984.
In the meantime, though, I’m looking forward to having a bit more time to spend with my family.
And now – to sleep! G’night everybody!
Some weeks are pretty darned great, y’know? This week I got to have an amazing 1st Production Meeting with the team for Pulp. Rehearsals start in about 5 weeks, and I can’t wait! I LOVE the beginning of a project when you’re working with a great production staff – the excitement, the ideas bouncing around, the energy – such a good time for digging into the work.
Not only did I have that meeting, but I had a great playwright meeting for Rights Of Passage, the other show I’m directing this fall, and I’m feeling super enthusiastic and energized about the project, and the direction it’s headed in. I’ll be directing this show at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and can’t wait to work with the great cast.
Heard from the amazing David Blixt at Sordelet Ink, and very shortly we will get the proofreading copies of our Williamston Theatre Anthology Of New Plays: VOLUME II, so in another few weeks we’ll have copies of both volumes available for sale! PS – To buy VOLUME I, click here!
And today (a little later than normal because of REASONS) we finally were able to nail down the last cast member of our 2016-2017 season, so not only is the whole season cast and staffed, but we just finalized our brochure and it’s off to the printer.
So – for your viewing pleasure – here are some screenshots I took of some of the brochure pages. Here’s what we’ve got coming up!
SO MUCH great stuff happening – lots to be grateful for. I hope you’re finding all the things in YOUR day to celebrate and enjoy. 🙂