Our lovely Assistant Director sat down with us to give us some personal insight!
Tell us about your history in the New England area?
I am a New England girl born and raised. My parents moved to Burlington when I was one and I have lived in the area ever since.
What are some of your favorite shows that you have worked on and why?
What a tough question! All my shows have been special for one reason or another. I have worked in so many different capacities, they each carry their own special set of memories. Some of the shows that really stand out are: Willy Wonka as it was my first time as a performer with an actual role, A Night of Hope Christmas Cabaret this was the first and probably last time my daughter and I were in a show together, and Addams Family which was my most recent directorial gig.
What do you love about theater?
I love the sense of community in a theatrical production, all these random people coming together to make a production come to life. That's why I prefer being on the production team, rather than in the cast. I like to be able to sit back and watch this little story we have created come to life. With my previous company, I worked on nearly every aspect of a show. The chance to help design a set, paint a backdrop, build something remarkable on stage really speaks to the creative side of my personality. I don't think adults get to do that enough in their everyday life. In theater, it IS everyday life!
If you could work on any show what would it be, how would you be involved, and why?
I would love to direct The Great American Trailer Park Musical. I think the music and lyrics are very clever and the show itself is very funny. My prior theater company did the show twice and it was my favorite by far. Also, I would love to stage a reading of a musical I have been writing...just to prove to myself that I can finish it!