Posted on April 27, 2015 in Behind the Grand Drape

    Ferndale Repertory Theater is offering free workshops on technical theater to teenagers fourteen and older. Teens can register to study theatrical lighting, or theatrical sound and must choose which technical specialty they wish to study. These hands-on workshops will give participants a basic understanding of the equipment used to create lighting and sound effects in […]

  • From Leira

    Posted on March 29, 2015 in Behind the Grand Drape

    The FRT mission statement begins: To provide quality live theatre which will educate, stimulate, challenge, and excite our patrons, theatre artisans and performers. I think about that every day. Let me start this inaugural blog by sharing something I learned from our resident scenic designer, Ray Gutierrez, recently. We were in technical rehearsals and a light […]

  • Fiddling with Fiddler

    Posted on March 29, 2015 in Production Journal

    This is not my first Fiddler. But it’s fun to return to this material, because it is so good. Last time around, I directed a production at Santa Rosa Junior College, where I worked with wonderful design colleagues. One of those colleagues was Maryanne Scozzari, who by coincidence was once the resident costume designer at FRT! It is a small […]

  • The fun of a sold-out house

    Posted on March 27, 2015 in Production Journal

    It is every artistic director’s dream to have sold-out houses. It means you are doing things right. Producing good shows, and getting the word out. Sold-out houses are good for the bottom line, and good for the narrative of your organization. And they do not happen by accident. So this artistic director wants to acknowledge […]