Precious Little is Such a Joy
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 8:58 AM
It's has been such a joy working on Precious Little with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Working on a new play is always such a wonderful experience, and Madeleine's script is funny and touching and her voice is so unique. It's also been so great to be back at the DCA Storefront Theatre. The Storefront Theatre is such a gift to the Chicago Theatre community. I first performed there in 2007 with Seanachai Theatre in their production of War, and I really appreciate how dynamic the space can be. For that show we were in proscenium, and for Precious Little we are in the round.
The look and feel of both of those environments is so different — it's so wonderful to walk into a theatre that you've been in before and feel as if you are in a totally new space. It's also a great opportunity for smaller Northside-based theatre companies to reach out to new downtown audiences. Some of my favorite moments of this experience have been talking to audience members after the show who were really moved by the production, and to find out that this is their first Rivendell experience!