In November of 2013, I served as the production dramaturg and (to a lesser extent) an assistant director to Shipwrecked! An Entertainment- The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) at Theatre UCF in Orlando, FL. It was my fifth and last year in college so I was soaking up every bit of the experience I could. I had not often spent significant time on “the other side of the table”, from the auditions all the way through tech week. It was a a lesson in just how much time and effort goes into a play, from all aspects of the production. Truly a remarkable process that I took a lot from and relished wholeheartedly.
NOW, I am SUPER ecstatic about “BroadwayWorld- Orlando” recognizing Shipwrecked! in three different categories: Best Play (Non-Professional), Best Direction of a Play (Non-Professional) for the one-and-only Mark Brotherton, and Best Lead Actor in a Play (Non-Professional) for the ever-classy Eric Early.
They, and Theatre UCF, deserve every bit of recognition that comes their way, and I am only too proud and thankful to have been able to play my part on the team. CONGRATULATIONS!