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Manfred

Meet Manfred. He was a member of the watch in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING this summer. I was not 100% sure how I felt about this choice until the first rehearsal when Dogberry turned to him and said “BEAR you the lantern”. Nobody saw it coming. Collectively everyone froze, eyes widened. Manfred had his place…

MaineStage Shakespeare Marathon

Today, for the final day of their season, MaineStage Shakespeare will do their MARATHON! All 3 shows in one incredible day. 2pm: Complete Works (not mine), 4pm: Hamlet (mine), and 8pm: Much Ado About Nothing (mine). Have a great end to a great summer, guys. Let the festivities begin! (Hydrate and make sure you have…

First Annual Broccoli Awards

At the First Annual Broccoli Awards, Music Director Bobby Tomasulo, Choreographer Elisa Van Duyne, and Director James Alexander Bond won Best Creative Team for their production of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, voted on by the 2013 company of Ocean Professional Theatre Company. Cool. “Everything today is thoroughly modern. Check your personality.” Congrats to OPTC on the…

Theatre West, Nebraska

Theatre West, Nebraska (where I directed SPAMALOT) just ended their season for the summer. Thanks to all who were a part of that special production. ‘Til next time, always look on the bright side of life!

Current and Upcoming Shows

Last night I opened SPAMALOT for Theatre West. Tomorrow I start rehearsing HAMLET for MaineStage. I will absolutely miss the wonderful people and seeing audience responses in Nebraska, but I am really excited to start working with the talented friends who make up the company in beautiful Kennebunk, ME.

TESTAMENTAL HEALTH

I will be directing Jay Ben Markson, Richard Rice Alan and James Rees in Erich Goldstein’s play TESTAMENTAL HEALTH for this year’s 15 Minute Play Festival. ‘Should be a hoot!

The Southeastern Theatre Conference

James spent the weekend adjudicating Community Theatre productions at the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Congratulations to Golda’s Balcony who will go on to represent the southeast at Nationals.

Community Theatre productions at SETC

I had a great time adjudicating the Community Theatre productions at SETC. Congratulations to all who participated and best of luck to those going on to Nationals. link: http://www.setc.org/convention