Did you know that Penobscot Theatre Company employs many guest artists, directors, performers, and designers throughout the year? In order to provide our audiences with a variety of voices, a wide range of perspectives, and the artistic vision and talent of people people all over the country we open our doors to those “from away.” We want you to get to know them as well as hear what they think of the fair Queen City. Our first profile is of Kappy Kilburn, the director of our world premiere of INK.
Not only is Kappy a talented artist and director, she is a fellow blogger! In her most recent update Kappy writes:
“After several days of record breaking 80+ degree heat in Bangor, we went into tech as the temps dropped back to freezing. Some are sad to see the beautiful days go but I gotta tell you, it makes two long tech days easier to get through if you aren’t yearning for the sunshine outside! (Besides, I already had to go out and buy cooler clothing and now my suitcase is going to be overweight for the return flight. And our tech went really well. You know you have a fantabulous team when you get through the show fast enough to have time for scene work on Saturday night and get in two solid dress/tech runs on Sunday. It looks and sounds BEAUTIFUL!!! The story telling continues to grow and strengthen. Now it should get “stronger, faster, bigger, better”!!
Tomorrow is our first audience and it is a “Pay what you want” so it could get VERY interesting! Alice joins us tomorrow as well so I am anxious to get her response.”
You can find Kappy’s full blog at http://awaketodream.wordpress.com.
Kappy Kilburn served as Associate Director of Artistic Development at Pasadena Playhouse where she created and produced their new play development program “Hothouse at the Playhouse.” Favorite Hothouse successes: Sister Act the Musical (multiple Tony Nominations, London smash hit), Ray Charles Live! (opening on Broadway as Unchain My Heart), Hollywood Arms (with Carol Burnett), and Number of People (with Ed Asner.)
Director: Servant of Two Masters and Psycho Beach Party (Chapman University), 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), Scarcity (Need Theatre – LA Times Critics Choice), Painting Churches (Group Rep), Safe (Circus Theatricals – LA Times Critics Choice), Isn’t It Rich – A Sondheim Celebration (Pasadena Playhouse), Shh! Art!, Work and Hindsight (Hothouse at the Playhouse), ABC’s Diversity Showcase, Three Hotels (Fremont Center Theatre),The Man Who Could See Through Time (Balcony Theatre), Romancing Stereotypes (LATC), Fast and Furious at Sacred Fools, multiple AMDA Showcases.
Associate Director: Broadway/Off Broadway: Bobbi Boland (Court Theatre with
David Esbjornson), My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz; Mark Taper Forum: Frank Galatti
(Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner, also at BAM), Gordon Davidson (The Talking Cure by
Christopher Hampton), Lisa Petterson (Body of Bourne by John Belluso); Ahmanson: Sir
Peter Hall (Romeo & Juliet), Lynne Meadow (Tale of the Allergists Wife National Tour);
Kansas City Rep: David Ira Goldstein (Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure). Producer:
Directors Lab West, a spin off from Lincoln Center Theater; The World of Nick Adams
celebrity benefit for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camps at the Kodak Theatre; Pal Joey for Peter Schneider Productions; Stephen Sondheim’s 75th: The Concert at the
Hollywood Bowl; NEA’s Shakespeare in Los Angeles; Ahmanson’s All About Gordon Farewell Gala.
Kappy is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, proud Kappa Kappa Gamma
and Associate Member of SDC. She is thrilled to be in Bangor!
So, when you see our new friends downtown say hello, ask a question, or simply give them a smile. Once they’ve become a part of the Penobscot Theatre family, they’re not really “from away” anymore. And be sure not to miss INK making its world premiere this Friday at Penobscot Theater!