Summer Theatre

I just got back from a wonderful experience at the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre Company where I had the challenge of performing in three shows in repertory.

 

Our first production was “Tom, Dick, and Harry” by Ray Cooney and Michael Cooney, directed by Fred Vaugeois.  I played Linda, the wife to Tom, who desperately wants a baby and is doing whatever it takes to make sure the lady from the adoption agency is impressed with her home.  Being a farce, everything goes downhill fast, of course!

Photograph by Mike Trantor

Photograph by Mike Trantor

The second show of the season was “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, directed by Harriet Vaugeois.  I played Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre.  This was one of the most challenging roles I’ve ever played.  I worked diligently on learning the harmonies and dance numbers, and was very proud of the character that developed.  I also got to wear Heeley’s!

Photo by Mike Tranter

Photo by Mike Tranter

The final play of the season was “The Last Romance” by Joe DiPietro, directed by Fred Vaugeois. I played the 77 year old Rose, sister to Ralph, and I loved this character.  She had a beautiful story arc that told a funny and heartbreaking story.  The challenge of playing age wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be once I invested in the given circumstances and let the character define herself.

Photograph by Mike Tranter

Photograph by Mike Tranter

Overall my experience was wonderful.  I met so many new people and played to great audiences in Trinidad, Colorado.  Now I’m looking forward to developing my own theatre company in Washington DC and hitting as many auditions as I can.

On to the next!

 

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