I am so blessed to make a living doing what I love with fantastic people all around me. 2011 was no exception. I worked hard, and the hard work paid off. It was a year full of highlights, especially the world premiere of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’ Re:Union by Sean Devine. It was the most challenging piece I have ever worked on in pretty much every way: technically, thematically, and working in a time crunch. But we did it. And we did it without compromising the artistic vision that made the show what it was. The video below gives a small hint at what we pulled off, magically, in 2.5 weeks of rehearsal.
If the video doesn’t display properly, please click here to watch it on vimeo.
In chronological order my year was as follows:
1. Stage Manager - The Pillowman - Wild Geese Equity Co-op
Ashley O'Connell, Mike Wasko & Aaron Hursh in The Pillowman. Photo by Michael Sider
2. Sound Technician - Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train - Glass City Theatre
Rob Olguin as Angel Cruz. Photo by Itai Erdal.
3. BYOV Coordinator & Onsite Facilitator – Vancouver International Fringe Festival
Photoshoot for Melissa Aston's Duck Off as part of the Onsite program. Photo by Lois Dawson.
4. Box Office Manager – Prodigals - 20-Something Theatre
Brandyn Eddy, Timothy Johnston & Jameson Parker in Prodigals. Image provided.
5. Sound Designer – The Verona Project - Stones Throw Productions
Susie Coodin as Juliet and Maryanne Renzetti as the Nurse. Photo provided.
6. Stage Manager – Homegrown - A staged reading in support of SummerWorks
If the video doesn’t work, you can watch it HERE.
7. Stage Manager – ReUnion - Horseshoes and Hand Grenades & Pacific Theatre
Evan Frayne in ReUnion. Photo by Emily Cooper.
8. Stage Manager – After Jerusalem – Solo Collective
For additional Year in Review posts see:
Andrew McNee and Deb Williams in After Jerusalem. Photo by Itai Erdal.
Shows I Saw.
This just in from Sabrina Everett, the Artistic Director at 20-Something Theatre:
We’re doing a spring workshop production of a new play we’ve been developing that goes up at the Havana April 26-May 2. I’m pretty sure you are busy with Pacific Theatre but I was wondering if you knew of any other young/emerging sm’s/asm’s that might be interested. It’s a fairly small show so it would be a good opportunity for someone looking to get more experience.
Details for the show (called Prodigals):
Rehearsals start end of March/beginning of April. (Exact dates TBA.)
Performances are April 26-May 2nd.
The show will be a box office split.
If you’re interested/available send a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
While I have not worked with 20-Something before, I can attest to the high production standards of the 20-Something shows I have seen. If you are available, I would definitely consider getting involved with this show.