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Carving out the Savannah – creating foam rocks

There are 3 more performances of Lion King Jr.  I love the work of art we have created.  It is truly beautiful... a visual feast! As the set designer, I needed to keep things simple.  With 63 cast members, I needed as much floor space as possible.  I also needed to create Pride Rock, an… Continue reading Carving out the Savannah – creating foam rocks

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Herding Cats – Backstage with a Large Cast

As you sit down to enjoy your next live theatre performance you may have no idea how much coordination and activity goes on during the performance behind the scenes: rapid costume changes, set changes, lighting and sound cues, mic adjustments, and chaos.  Sometimes the "show" behind the stage is just as entertaining as the show… Continue reading Herding Cats – Backstage with a Large Cast

bethelight, Theatre Thursday

#bethelight – Day 112

Today my act of kindness was the extra hours I put into painting the set with little, and then later, no help. My list is still so long. One more late night to go before I have an audience viewing this labor of love. I am super grateful for Joy (a sweetheart of a lady… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 112

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Learning Over Product

This past week I had the opportunity to attend Regional Thespian Competition and to give feed back to all of the tech entries of aspiring young theatre artists.  Most of the students attending Regional Thespian Competition enter acting and musical theatre pieces for the competition. Well.. I guess, technically the high scores qualify for State… Continue reading Learning Over Product

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The Bully Plays

We closed our production of The Bully Plays this week.  The Bully Plays are a collection of 24 small plays, 8-20 minutes long, designed to bring attention to the growing epidemic of bullying and exclusionary behavior and the all-too-often tragic results of bully behavior.  The collection is funny, sad, powerful and important.  These plays help… Continue reading The Bully Plays