This year I have had the privilege to work with a dynamic group of young actors aged from 16-21- The Actors Company at Hunter Drama. As a professional Writer/Director and Acting Teacher, I am used to working with adults- so to work with this ensemble of bright young sparks has been an eye opening experience. This year the group has been challenged immensely as they have delved into the realms of life’s big questions that have arisen from bringing Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology” to the stage in my new adaptation.
If it weren’t for the age range of the ensemble, this production would have taken on an entirely new formation. To connect with the material and subject matter, an emphasis of life before death, rather than life after death had to take the lead in the unfolding of story and character.
Show starts next week at The Civic Playhouse- get your tickets today! Performances- 27th, 28th,29th (matinee and evening shows)- October, 2016.
Come and see this amazing young cast before they’re famous- (front row from left to right: Evie Laurence, Ali Jensen, Jessica Morgan- back row- Will Parker, Isabelle Clements, Laura Macleod, Jacob Gamble and Sebastian Szeszeran)