This project is something that I’ve had in mind for a couple of years, but wasn’t sure I could do it. At least not on my own. That’s where a great teammate comes in.
Sabrina Evertt is the artistic producer of Twenty Something Theatre. Almost four years ago she was one of the very first people who interviewed me for a job as stage manager for their production of Suburbia. Unfortunately it didn’t work out, but we agreed at that point that we wanted to eventually work together. When Sabrina needed an extra pair of hands to help with auditions, load in for the cabaret, running FOH/Box Office, I often volunteered. And when I was hiring designers for Glass City’s Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, I was thrilled to be able to hire her. And we became friends, but still hadn’t worked together (something that was hindered by the fact that I’m now an Equity member and her company is non-equity).
We were having dinner back in July before one of the apprentice shows at Pacific Theatre and talking about scripts when I pulled out a script I happened to have with me and said, “You know, I think you need to read this.” I told her that I thought the script was funny, but wanted another opinion anyways. A week later she emailed and we began to plan the reading because she agreed – it read as funny on the page, but how would it translate out loud?
I am so excited to be collaborating with Sabrina on this project. She has a lot more producing experience than I do but she wanted an opportunity to work with Equity members, something she was unable to do with her own company. So here we are. Teaming up and moving forward. Finally getting to work together. And I couldn’t be more excited.