Saturday, May 06, 2006

Another season, another reason...


...for making theatre!I hope this blog can start to be a discussion launch point for folks like me involved in theatre in some way - professionally or non, who (like me!) are not necessarily always in touch with the Great Big World O' Broadway out there... but still love the theatre life.So dive right in.If nothing else, I can babble about My theatre life which is usually crazy and at least relatively interesting to people who know me. If you don't know me, I'm sorry. I hope this provides some kind of fodder for your brain while you drink your coffee. Or try to fall asleep.Moving on.This summer I'm employed as stage manager at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in beautiful Bigfork, Montana, a little artsy tourist town on shimmering Flathead Lake in - you guessed it, the Flathead Valley. It's right near my hometown which is handy, and this will be my third year with the company. It will also be my final year, since I recently earned my Equity card. But more about that later.Tomorrow begins rehearsal for a comedy called 'Tour de Farce' which will open our season and run through June until the musicals begin. Every year the Playhouse puts together a singing, dancing extravaganza - four musicals in rep All Summer, all stage managed by Yours Truly, with actors and technicians from all over the country. Most are still students, still learning (but then aren't we all?) and some have been in the professional world for a few years, many years, or no years at all.If that doesn't sound crazy to you...you must have a busier life than I. If it does sound crazy and interesting, well... enjoy. Here the adventure begins.

2 comments:

MontanaJill said...

How about a photo of you? Perhaps in your red dragon gear? MontanaJill

Jess said...

I'm waiting on something to upload a photo. It's a really stupid process - you have to upload it from another website.