"As I make curtsy, bid me farewell."
Cheers to a successful run of As You Like It at PCPA's Marion Theatre this February through March. Honored to have had the opportunity to direct this beautiful production and to join forces with some many lovely collaborators to bring Shakespeare's whimsical, shape-shifting, and most musical comedy to life.
New Play development and direction
Got to spend a week in March developing and directing an exciting new script with some amazing ladies!
Word 'o Mouth by Susanne Skubal
"A death row cook, a new mother, a caramel corn junkie, a court stenographer in an infamous murder trial – these are just a few of the fascinating females you’re about to hear from. A mosaic developed from first-person interviews, real events, cross-cultural texts, and imaginative explorations, Word o’ Mouth is a deeply human tour of the pervasive pleasures, dreads, desires, and dramas of the foods and rituals that unite us all in the most fundamental way. Open wide for this “baker’s dozen” of compelling characters that will make you laugh, ache, and question what goes in and comes out of your own mouth."
Stay tuned for where this delicious new work will be showing up next!
Best Direction of a Stream - Emily Trask InterPlay Festival - PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre
THANK YOU Broadway World Santa Barbara, the Central Coast audiences (near and far thanks to Zoom), and PCPA!
I think anyone who managed to produce theatre over this past year and half deserves an award.
And during a time when so many professionals in the performing arts lost their livelihoods, I have been incredibly lucky to just stay employed, let alone, get to do theatre. I'm so glad some of that theatre reached some people and that they liked it.
Kicking off The Pacific Conservatory Theatre season with two incredible plays! September 23rd - 25th
PCPA's Popular InterPlay Series is BACK! LIVE AND IN PERSON in the Severson Theater (with Sept 24th's performance also offered streaming) featuring TWO phenomenal fresh plays.
Tickets available now!
a few memories from TOGETHER: A Musical Journey
FEEDING YOUR SOUL - an interview with Emily Trask
Had waaaaay too much behind-the-scenes fun
doing this SPICY INTERVIEW for SLO REP
starring Michael Brusasco and Melinda Parret
STARTING THIS WEEK!
FOUR FRESH-PICKED PLAYS ON CALIFORNIA'S CENTRAL COAST!
Into the Breeches! by George Brant - March 5 @7:00pm PST & March 6 @1:30pm PST
Two Degrees by Tira Palmquist - March 12 @7:00pm PST & March 13 @1:30pm PST
Fade by Tanya Saracho - March 19 @7:00pm PST & March 20 @1:30pm PST
FOR MORE INFO ON EACH PLAY CLICK THE TITLE
FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE!
and will be followed by an interview with the playwright that I had the pleasure of recording exclusively for PCPA audiences,
and a live talkback with the cast and director of the reading.
PCPA's HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY'S VIRTUAL CABARET this month!
Rutherford and Son, by Githa Sowerby
part of Quintessence Theatre Group's
Shout Into The Void reading festival.
So fascinating and fabulous to get to direct this phenomenal play and to collaborate with this incredible cast and the Quintessence team.
Check out a PODCAST I did with Artistic Associate, Lee Cortopassi - or better yet! - check out the amazing interview Lee did with Sowerby Expert Scholar, J. Ellen Gainor.
and I can't stop talking about it!
Three fabulous plays down!
loving getting to direct, act, and lead the discussions in this series.
Let us tell you a new story. . . in a new way!
This season we’re serving up SIX fresh-picked* plays on California’s Central Coast.
PCPA will be presenting a different, ground-breaking play every weekend -
September 18th to October 24th.
I'm way too excited to get to help helm this series and to have the chance to direct and be in some of these readings.
Stick around after the readings for talkbacks with the actors, directors, and even interviews with the playwrights themselves!
InterPlay is a ticketed event (just $5!!) and will be performed LIVE! in Zoom webinar format - so no need to worry if you’re camera shy.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FOR TICKETS!
Also. Pretty much all the strawberries come from here - we like our plays and our produce fresh.