I just finished my latest directing endeavor, the Rupert Holmes comedy-thriller Accomplice, at the Barley Sheaf Players in Lionville, Pennsylvania. I’ve decided to make a few “behind the scenes” posts, documenting some of the process and the decisions involved. There’s no plan as to how or what I’ll post, so don’t expect a chronological or comprehensive guide to all things Accomplice; I’m just writing about what strikes me, when I have the time to do so. To begin, the story behind the somewhat polarizing curtain speech that I created for the show.
Continuing my efforts to widen the scope of this blog. Previously, I touched on another of my main hobbies, home brewing. The other hobby that demands much of my time is community theatre. I write, I act, and I direct… in addition to “smaller” design work (set, sound, logos). I’ve often heard from people that they like the way I run auditions, so I though I’d touch on my basic process here.
This past weekend, we did a quick trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to get some holiday shopping completed and get into the holiday spirit. It turned out to be a great trip—just what I needed, really—though it was not without a few bumps.