Bring on 2016!

After a wonderful holiday visit to Ohio, I’m back in Quincy ready to begin work on our outstanding 2016 season!  I can’t believe I’ve already completed my first season here, and I look forward to the projects that lie ahead. I’ll be back in schools this week, teaching acting workshops as part of QCT’s outreach…

Treasure Island photos, fall classes, and Shrek auditions…oh my!

Hello all!  Keeping very busy here in Quincy.  Treasure Island was a great success – we had to add an extra performance due to high demand!  There are some great production photos on my flickr page, courtesy of M2 Photography, as well as this awesome slideshow from Coonrod Photography.  It was quite a show with…

Stories Begin

After this week’s big season announcement, I can finally reveal the wonderful projects I have coming up next year at Quincy Community Theatre.  I’ll be directing the student theatre productions of Shrek TYA, Totally Red!, The Halloween Trilogy, and A Wrinkle in Time.  In addition, I’ll be working with the Quincy Junior High Drama Club…

Treasure Island Blog

Ahoy, mateys!  I am looking forward to starting my new big project – directing Treasure Island at QCT.  Auditions start next week, and I am eager to find my pirate crew!  On QCT’s website, I will be blogging about the process of directing the show.  You can check out my first post here. As we…

Photos and More!

This weekend, the good folks at QCT closed our fantastic (and sold out!) production of Mary Poppins.  I had a wonderful time with this cast and crew!  There are a few photos available on my flickr page, plus here’s the gallery of pictures taken by Coonrod Photography.  Chet Coonrod does beautiful pictures for all of…

Mary Poppins

This week I am delighted to make my debut on the QCT stage in the title role of Mary Poppins.  I have been having a ball spending my evenings dancing through London town with a beautiful score, a talented cast (of 40 people!!!), a glorious set, the best stage crew a girl could hope for,…

Snowflakes and other upcoming events

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…

Honk! Jr.

We’ve had a wonderful week of performances for Honk! Jr. here are at Quincy Community Theatre.  There’s one performance left tomorrow.  If you’re not in the area, check out these awesome photos by Chet Coonrod Photography. It’s been a very special process through my QCT debut.  Auditions for the next one – Snowflakes – are…

Feature in the Quincy Herald-Whig

Greetings from Quincy!  I’ve been settling into my new job as Head of Education/Director of Student Theatre at Quincy Community Theatre.  So far I’ve been in rehearsals for Honk! Jr. (tickets are on sale now!), doing outreach workshops in local public schools, and prepping for the slate of spring classes that are starting next month….

Honk Jr.

Happy New Year!  Tomorrow I’m so glad to be starting work as the Head of Education/Director of Student Theatre at Quincy Community Theatre.  My first big project is directing Honk Jr. with a talented cast of student actors.  I attended their auditions this December (via Skype – thank goodness for modern technology!) and couldn’t be more…

Quincy Community Theatre

I’m so glad to share news of my latest adventure: in January, I’ll be moving to Illinois to join the Quincy Community Theatre as their new Head of Education/Director of Student Theatre.    QCT does a lot of excellent work with QCT does a lot of excellent work with first rate local talent.  I can’t…

Act One: One Act Play Festival

Greetings from Syracuse!  I’ve been working hard among a group of 12 talented teaching artists as we assemble and teach arts-infused curriculum in the Syracuse City School District.  Right now I’m using modern dance to cover topics like teamwork, weather, addition and subtraction, the food chain, and the water cycle.  It’s a very exciting program….