Yesterday was the first rehearsal of Autumn's Harvest and today is the first rehearsal of C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar) by David Brian Colbert (crazy...I know)! C.O.A.L will be helmed by the wonderful Craig Baldwin, and I'll get the awesome opportunity to perform with this small cast of four at 59E59 Theaters, a dream theatre of mine. After many months of back and forth trying to figure out whether I could do both productions feasibly, I am so grateful to be working with a new family during these cold winter months so thank you stage managers and producers for making this work out.
Woman: Lisa Bostnar
Man: David Brian Colbert
Girl: Mirirai Sithole
Boy: Jackson Tanner
The pictures above, taken by producer extraordinaire Mary J. Davis, are from when we still had Evander Duck playing the role of Man before an actor emergency gave us the rare opportunity to act with the playwright...he's a jack of ALL trades!
Today was the first day of the second run of Autumn's Harvest by Dominique Morisseau for Lincoln Center Education! Last time I was with this wonderful cast turned family, it was the hot summer and now it is still the coldest winter. I was also a new member of equity then, and although the joy has not yet worn off, it's great coming into a room with familiar faces to work on a play that still means so much to us. Although many things are the same, we do have a few changes: Ruffin Prentiss has taken over for David Pegram (busy working at Radio City) as the male / musician understudy and Reg Douglas has stepped in to guide us back onto our feet while our original director Jade King Carroll is working on "The Whipping Man" at Portland Stage Company in Maine. She'll be directing us remotely via the great invention of Skype and we can't wait to see her in person once we get to tech week! The funniest part of all of this wonderful news?....this isn't the only show I'm doing! Go read Double Duty: Part 2 to see what other theatrical parts I'll be juggling.