After placing an ad in playbill for our technical crew, I received a slew of applicants' resumes and cover letters, and links to websites. I honestly wanted to contact every single person who applied and say thank you, but the number grew to be quite large. After contacting the folks we decided upon, I interviewed prospective designers all day long yesterday, Friday, October 20th. I sat at a little table on the upper east side at Juliano coffee with my notes and the specs of the theater's lighting inventory and spacial dimensions. I had six folks in a row, lighting, costume, scenic designers, some of whom were early, some tardy, some were prepared, some weren't, and, some are wonderfully promising for our production. NYC's got a lot of young talent walking its crowded city streets. The evening before I had two interviews as well for lighting designers, one in person, one via skype, also both great candidates. I admit, the interviewing process is exhausting. I looked and moved like an extra in 'The Walking Dead' by day's end. A video update has been posted on youtube, and stay tuned for more to come.
so! since july's cabaret, i've spent time cutting the script (down by 10 pages, thank you!) and making it friendlier for scene transitions. we're actively looking at designers, we have audition space reserved- december 15, 16 & 18, and i am so excited about these auditions!! they will be in midtown,they will be exhausting, and they will be FUN. we have folks who have volunteered to the audition monitor, and the readers, which is lovely, and a huge help. we also have our performance dates. :) we open mid-february, mark your calendars!