I was fortunate on my first directing project–LULU TAKES A LOVER–to recruit some very talented people who actually knew what they were doing. (Because I sure as hell didn’t.) I’ve heard from a few of them recently about their recent projects:
In MEDITATIONS ON TRAFFICKING, directed by Noel Olken, Krissy Shields (Lulu in LULU TAKES A LOVER) plays an actor struggling to fully comprehend the plight of her character in a play about trafficking, who encounters the real thing. The movie was recently released on DVD after obtaining finishing funds through Kickstarter.
Virginia Smith (Ms. Calder in Lulu Takes a Lover) now teaches directing at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Her latest effort, a musical entitled LOCAL WONDERS, opened November 27th at Chicago Dramatists.