We are well underway with our rehearsals for The Pajama Game and are eternally grateful to this lady for keeping us all racing in the right direction. We wanted to learn more about our wonderful stage manager and she took some time to give us a glimpse into her life in the theater!
Tell us a little about your history in the theater both on stage and behind the scenes.
I have been involved with performing in some way since I was four, when I started dance lessons. I continued with the same studio for 15 years and went on to teach for 5 years. In high school my best friend's family was very active in theatre and that is where my passion started. I have involved in Eastern Mass theatre since graduating from college. I have been onstage, producing, or stage managing. I have also served on the Board of Directors of EMACT and various other theatre companies, including Weston Friendly about 20 years ago!
What have been your favorite and most memorable projects to work on and why?
Such a hard question.... I was in a production of Titanic in Needham and I stage managed a production of Bus Stop at Vokes. Both of these productions told touching stories, the directorial teams worked well together and created a team atmosphere. They were favorites because everyone involved had a positive experience and we created quality productions.
Acting, singing, or dancing... if you had to pick one which would you pick and why?
That's easy! Definitely dancing....you can express so much while dancing.
We are thrilled to announce that Bevie Lord, a WFS veteran who has been involved in more than 20 Weston Friendly Society shows, was recently awarded the Marie Philips Memorial Award for Service to NETC at the New England Theater Conference. Bevie has been involved in New England theater as a director, an actor, producer, costumer, and make up artist and with The Weston Friendly Society as a performer, producer, make-up artist, prop person, and costumer. She majored in theater in college and studied acting at the Ecole De Rene Simone, in Paris, during her junior year abroad. Her later career as a high school french teacher also naturally included directing musicals.
Bevie has been involved with NETC since 2001 and has:
Congrats to Bevie we are so lucky to have you at Weston Friendly Society! You can come see her this spring in The Pajama Game!