A new play by playwright Mark Rigney, Summertime had a pre-premiere run during the culminating “On the Stage” series at the 2018 Ground and Field Theatre Festival.
Points of Interest:
The cast consisted of 2 AEA member actors and 4 student actors from the Theatre Athletics and Ensemble Practicum group study.
As director, I requested an all-hands-on-deck attempt to make this production a “Zero Dumpster” and “Zero (material) Budget” show, focusing on reusing existing stock materials and finding the rest. We managed the former and came very close on the latter.
As with other GFTF projects, the playwright was in residence for much of the rehearsal and all of the performances, making notes and adjustments along the way.