It has been nearly five months since I took the helm here at Little Lake Theatre. In that time, we’ve staged five Main Stage and three Looking Glass productions; held two sessions of Theatre Arts Summer Camp; hosted Techie Training class; auditioned hundreds of actors; re-organized and revamped costume storage; said farewell to Sunny and Rob; and consumed countless pots of coffee (okay, perhaps that last part was just me). Now we’re adding the launch of my Artistic Director’s blog to that list!
One of the more fun things I’ve had the opportunity to do is talk with people about their personal connections to the Lake. Over the years, people have discovered new career paths, formed lasting friendships, acquired new skills, met their future spouses, and, of course, made some truly amazing theatre along the way. We’ve laughed and cried and shouted and transformed, offstage and on. Thank you for welcoming me into the Little Lake family and sharing all of your stories with me.
Now it is my turn to share with you. I am hoping this blog gives me a chance to share with you all the interesting behind-the-scenes stories that unfold everyday here at the Lake. I also want to introduce you to some of the amazing people who make this place truly special. We’re launching a new social media campaign called “My Little Lake” that will be a platform for those introductions. We’ll kick things off in a few days with a guest blog post by Melissa Levine, a Little Lake Apprentice who is about to head off to college.
So, make sure that you are following us on Facebook and Twitter, and keep checking back here for all the latest backstage scoop. And next time you are at the theatre, say hello (I’m the one in a dress and knee brace telling you to turn off your cell phones before the show starts)!