By Jamil Jude, Assistant Director
Today the first preview performance of STICK FLY, I wanted to take a quick moment to reflect on this process and the journey of bringing this play to the Park Square stage
One of the greatest pleasures of working with Marion McClinton is seeing him work with actors around the table. For those of you unfamiliar to the play-making process, table work is usually done in the first day of rehearsals. It is an opportunity for the actors to read the play and ask questions about the text, their characters, their relationships, and it’s a time where the director begins to unfold his vision for the show. What makes table work with Marion so rewarding is that he doesn’t rush the table work. He allows his actors to take their time and really learn as much as they can about their parts as possible before moving on.
If you follow any of our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr) then you will have seen my posts trying to get the word out about our fantastic shows but you have not heard from me personally, so nice to finally meet you! My name is Molly, and I am a junior studying theater at Loyola University Chicago. I began my internship with Park Square in social media last summer and today I say farewell as I move on to a semester in Rome. I hope you have enjoyed seeing posts from me over the past 15 months as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
A few weeks ago Park Square hosted it’s “Paint the Town Red” Event. In the midst of the farmers market, Park Square staff (myself included) set up camp underneath the marquee on the 7th street mall to host a little party. For those of you out there who worked through lunch and didn’t call in or stop by, let me tell you about what you missed (so you know to take the day off and show up next year!) There were 500 red ices given away, 150 Park Square tote bags either won or given away with the purchase of tickets, and in this blogger’s opinion the pièce de résistance was the dart-tossing event!
From marketing intern Andy Schnabel (pictured left)
Greetings to the World Wide Web! My name is Andy Schnabel, and I am the Marketing Intern at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. I’ve been in the Twin Cities for two months now and what a crazy ride it’s been! I suppose you could say that I’m living The Dream, or at least My Dream. I’ve wanted to move beyond undergrad and transition to the professional world of theatre ever since putting pen to paper and applying to South Dakota State University.