Here in Quincy, I’ve been working on some very exciting new projects. The first is a show for QCT’s On the Road production, which tours to local schools and community groups. This year we are collaborating with the Quincy Area Autism Support Group to produce Snowflakes, a play by Debbie Lamedman that explore what it’s like to be a person on the autism spectrum. The Herald-Whig ran a very nice feature about the play – read it here. Snowflakes will begin touring on April 10th, and we’ll have a public performance at QCT on April 11th. For more information or tour dates, visit QCT’s website.
Because photography is an important element of Snowflakes, the cast is documenting parts of our process on Instagram. If you follow #QCTontheroad, you’ll get a behind the scenes look at what we’re doing. Once we’re on the road, the actors will be updated photos live during the show.
I am also directing Quincy Junior High’s production of Twisted Tales of Terror, which will perform on April 30th. It’s a unique comedy where all your favorite classic horror stories – Dracula, Frankenstein, etc. – are woven together to hilarious effect. I’m having a blast with the junior high Drama Club students.
Later this month: auditions for the summer student theatre production of Stellaluna. There will be sign language! There will be puppets! I’m so excited about it!