But before I get to describing all of that, I'm ALSO currently stage managing at the Lincoln Center with my favorite Trusty Sidekicks. We're in the final stretch of rehearsals to put up the show called Up and Away, a beautiful adventure loosely based on "Around the World in 80 Days", and created for an audience on the autism spectrum. It's not only incredible work to be a part of, but it's going to be such a powerful experience watching an audience of 8-12 people with their caregivers, seeing a show that is made just for them.
Here are some great photos from the rehearsal room, and some developmental photos of design.
Below is a beginning model of the set design. Each family will get to ride in their own balloon with the Fogg family on a journey to all sorts of incredible places. Set is designed by Nick Benacerraf.
And second, my other huge/exciting/can't believe it news, I will be directing the premiere of Begochiddy written by Charlotte Claire Moroz this May at Under St. Marks. Begochiddy is a new work inspired by the Native American creation story and being presented as a one woman show/puppet show/musical. The show follows the journey of Begochiddy, a child-God, who must climb from the beginning of time to today, beyond fire and flood and a very nasty restaurant manager, to get up an enormous reed to the new world. I have fallen deeply in love with this story and am looking forward to sharing it with you May 7-9, and May 14-16. More info and beautiful photos coming soon.
Below is some of the beginnings to our poster art