WARNING: LONG EXCITING POST AHEAD!
My time from my most recent project at the Big Fork Summer Playhouse was absolutely amazing (videos coming soon-promise!) but as I write this, I am sitting surrounded by the ever green, ever beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Somehow, it's already July and l'm in the midst of choreographing My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra at Lees-McRae Summer Theatre in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Rehearsals just got underway and I'm thrilled to choreograph to such memorable and iconic songs by Mr. Sinatra. I can't wait to share video of this with you too.
BUT my NEWEST AND BIG NEWS ISSSSSSS *drum roll*...after an extensive application process, I have recently been selected to be a member of the SDC (Stage Directors & Choreographer) Foundation's 2018-2019 Observership Class!
More about the program:
"The Observership Program provides early to mid-career directors and choreographers paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers may have access to the entire rehearsal process from first rehearsal through opening night. Observers will have the invaluable opportunity to observe first-hand the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics. In addition to Observership opportunities provided through SDCF, members of the Observership class are also eligible to apply for the Kurt Weill Fellowship and the Shepard and Mildred Traube Fellowship."
So, in short, I'll be applying for said observerships and grants through the union for the entire year! I'm super excited about this opportunity and will keep you all posted about this every inch of the way! :-)
I am still a director/choreographer at the Youth Academy of Dramatic and upon my arrival back in California in mid July, I'll be choreographing and directing a summer camp production of Peter Pan, complete with flying! I'll also be teaching workshops to children of all ages in improv games and dance at the same theatre in my 'off' time from summer camp.
And lastly, don't forget, that in August I'll be traveling to Marshall, Michigan to choreograph Nunsense A-men for Top Hat Productions at the Cornwell Dinner Theatre!
Other than all of that (I know...Adrienne, enough already), I've been getting back to the gym and the dance studio for class. If you want to see more of my personal life, check out my Instagram and to follow my blog HERE.
Happy Summer y'all!