I am very excited to share what I will be working on this summer.
In May I will be designing scenery for KidsWrite 2014 at Burning Coal Theatre. This is my second year being a part of this project, which allows students to submit plays as part of a competition, and if selected, these plays are performed by professional actors in a staged reading type atmosphere with limited set/costumes/props. It never ceases to amaze me how talented these young playwrights are.
For the rest of the summer, I will be returning to Tidewater Stage, now in its second season. Tidewater Stage is the professional theatre company in residence at Regent University in Virginia Beach. Last summer I had to privilege of being a part of the inaugural season, serving as Paint Charge for the productions of Forever Plaid and Barefoot in the Park. I will be returning as the Paint Charge for Pump Boys and Dinettes and Driving Miss Daisy. In addition, I will have the honor of being Scenic Designer for Driving Miss Daisy.
Regent University is my second theatre home. My first professional job (non summer stock) was working at this university. For two academic seasons, I served as the Paint Charge for a total of twelve theatre productions and various film projects. I do not have the words to express how much I grew as an artist and as a person during those formidable years. What I learned from them prepared me for graduate school and helped launch my career. I look forward to every opportunity to visit or work with them again. Summer 2014 is going to be amazing!