Some Thoughts on Assistant Directing So Far

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Now that we’re in the third week of rehearsals for Tom at the Farm, there are a few things I’ve learnt about assistant directing* so far: Assistant Directing is a roller coaster of ‘I totally thought that, too! I’m a genius!,’ and, ‘I never would have noticed that! I’m an idiot and abject failure!’ Worrying about finding ways of being … Read More

World Theatre Day and Directors Lab North

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Happy World Theatre Day! I’m glad to say I was fortunate enough to be in rehearsals today. On that note, Tom at the Farm is going well. I’m enjoying observing Eda and contributing where I can and as appropriate.   A few days ago I got the unfortunate news that I wasn’t selected to direct as part of The Playwright … Read More

Meetings and Branding

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Had a wonderful meeting with Eda, the director of Tom at the Farm, this past Sunday. While I attended a design meeting earlier this month, the opportunity to spend an afternoon with her, going over the show, was extremely helpful and insightful. We’ll be starting rehearsals a week from today and I’m just making sure I have my promptbook prepped, … Read More

Assistant Directing Prep and Voice-Acting

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The past while I’ve been building up to a couple big things. The first is the official announcement to something I’ve been hinting at for a while: I will be assistant director on Buddies in Bad Times’ production of Tom at the Farm, working under the talented Eda Holmes. I connected with Eda last Spring, sending a cold e-mail once … Read More

The Gay Heritage Project

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Yesterday I saw the closing performance for The Gay Heritage Project at Buddies in Bad Times. It was actually the second time I’d seen the show, having watched it the weekend prior and loving it so much I immediately snapped up a ticket for closing.   I’d been looking forward to attending the show since I’d seen it in the … Read More