AYL: Thank goodness for producers

So, as a director for Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, I needed to find a producer to help me put on As You Like It…someone to handle all of the business/logistical aspects. Now some might read that as all the “non-creative” things, but those are air-quotes there, buddy, because she helps find the lighting designer/operations person, the sound designer/opps, costumer, set designer and construction lead, plus choreographer, fight captain, and…most importantly, stage manager.

In other words, everything that would keep me up at night.

Luckily, I’ve got Laura Comstock as my producer. On the ball, organized, and not tied to a traditionalist view of Shakespeare, this is kind of a marriage made in heaven (regardless of what Wilde said).

She is working on the stage manager (as many of my first picks are actually going to audition for the show). And she’s tracked down lighting and sound folk.

All this before the theater announces the run dates (I have them, but I can’t publicize until the theater does…but when they come out, you’ll be among the first to know).

Needless to say, it’s all pretty exciting stuff.

[oh, and a NOTE: this is the last chance to catch me in Fifteen Men in a Smoke-Filled Room… we’ve gotten some pretty great reviews and this weekend are the final three shows!]

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