Auditions and Other Fine Things

It’s been a really long time since I took the time to sit down and write anything. For those of you who have been watching, I apologize; naturally I’ve been focused more on getting the logistics involved in getting Portraits: The Last Leaf / Still Life on its feet than communicating. For that, I am deeply sorry. However! I do have a number of important announcements, other than the obvious one – audition dates have been set.

First of all, I’d like to introduce the production team we have so far. I’m very excited about this because of the talent we have on board. I really think this show is going to be great. So, here goes, in no particular order:

  • Directing: me.
  • Music Direction: Nathan Lofton
  • Lighting Design: PJ Strachman (
  • Scenic Design: Dahlia Al-Habieli
  • Costume Design: Shannon Gmyrek (returning after doing a stellar job for The Last Five Years)
  • House Management: Anika Bachhuber (who did a phenomenal job as our Stage Manager for The Last Five Years)
  • Additional Orchestration by: Joe Delgado

I’d also like to send out some thanks to Nick Brown who found Nathan for us, thanks to Martin Holbrook at the Arsenal Center for making it possible for us to perform there, and Harriet Sheets for helping coordinate things for the Arsenal Center earlier this year. Additional thanks go to Jenny Giering who has been extremely cooperative in helping us produce her music for Still Life.

One position we are still looking to fill is that of the Stage Manager. If you are interested in perhaps coming on board, please email me at , preferably with a resume attached, and I’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP.

I spoke with a marketing professional earlier this year who told me that I should come up with a new logo for the show. Therefore, once the show is cast, we’re going to do a little photography and see if we can come up with something a little more compelling. Stay tuned! Much more to come.

All the best,
Jesse Strachman