I have wanted to direct 'The Penelopiad' since I first read it seven years ago. At that time, it existed only in novella form, but I could imagine the performance every time I read it.
Seven years later, the play I am currently directing is not exactly the play I once imagined. It is actually much better. The creative team I have been fortunate in assembling have put their hearts into creating something both beautiful and sad. It has been such a pleasure to sit in on creative meetings and watch the three of them really listen to each other and shape and change design choices to fit not only the needs of the show, but the needs of their fellow designers.
Below are photos from a voluntary craft night in which at least half of the cast showed up to help cut, glue, measure, and tie all the messy bits and pieces that will eventually make up this show. It has been a pleasure to work with such a talented group of actors who pour so much of themselves into the characters, the music, and the little tasks that will make this show a success.
This project has been a heart song of mine for sometime.and I can't wait to share what we create with the audience. Margaret Atwood says, "In the end, we'll all become stories." I can't wait to share my echo of her echo of Penelope's story with you.