The secret to effectively utilizing 14 student builders is being very organized. This week we tackle building Sherwood Forest.Read More Welcome to Sherwood Forest 🌳
Today we officially started set construction for The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. I’m excited to say that my build team has more than doubled from last year. Today’s inaugural session was a bit of trial by fire when we moved a couple thousand pounds of platforms, flats, and plywood from ramp room storage, […]Read More My Merry Men
Lighter fluid. Flaming arrows. Compound bow. What could go wrong?
My tale of creating the Robin Hood auditions commercial.
Despite taking place in the 13th century, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood contains humorous anachronisms, pop culture references, and British comedy wackiness. For all those reasons, we decided in preproduction that it would be funny if Prince John sat on the Iron Throne. This is how I built it.Read More Hold the Door! The Iron Throne is coming to Nottingham
It struck me that building our own Character Cut-Outs could be a great promotional tool in what I’m now calling Operation #SoldOutShow—a mission for what will be the first ever sold out fall play at Lampeter-Strasburg.Read More Creating Character Cut-outs as a Promotional Tool
After a disappointing turn out for our 2016 fall play Arsenic & Old Lace, I made it my personal mission to get more butts in the seats for the 2017 show. But how? Here are nine things you can do to improve attendance at your next performance.Read More Looking for a larger audience at your next performance? Here’s my plan to put more butts in the seats.
I’ve experienced the death of two fathers.
The first was 25 years ago when a tragic accident robbed him from me. No seven-year-old boy should be without a father; a man who will guide him, teach him, love him. Lucky for me, nature abhors a vacuum, and it was my grandfather who stepped in to fill the void.Read More ‘Further on Up the Road.’ A Eulogy for Grandpa Benson