So, what are you like? What do you like to do? Jobs, hobbies?
So, what are you like? What do you like to do? Jobs, hobbies?
Well, I'm just me!
Theatre involvement has slowed seriously due to my latest passion- my baby! I have an almost 6 month old at home and she is my main focus.
Past theatre involvement was primarily at the Belfry and a few things at Footlite. Would have done more at Footlite but it's too far away! I've done a bit of acting, directing, assistant directing, managing the costume room, producing, stage managing, and I'm still a board member.
I work as a Purchasing Agent for Aearo Co on the NW side of town. I am responsible for maintaining relationships with the suppliers of our packaging needs. We make safety products- respirators, yellow foam earplugs, earmuffs, hard hats, etc.
I live in Fishers. My husband is Jeff (he lurks on the board but doesn't post often). He's also very involved in theatre- in fact, it 's how we met!
I think that covers the basics. Oh, I'm also a forum junkie. I participate here and am a mod for an Atkins board and a Mommy board. I also have my own website and message board (that board being all things Teagan- our daughter).
By day, I am a Human Resources Assistant for Family Development Services. We run the Head Start preschool program in Marion and Hamilton Counties. I love it there. With my degree in education, it really makes me happy being able to work in the field I went to school for AND work in the Human Resources field that I love. I am currently considering going back for my MBA in Human Resources Management in the next year. Before Head Start, I worked as an Accounting Assistant for Clear Channel Entertainment at the Murat Centre doing payroll, accounts payable, and basic HR functions. I was there for three years. Prior to that, I was an accounts payable clerk at the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library for three years.
I graduated from Butler University in 1998 with a degree in Theatre Education with a Speech Communications minor with absolutely no desire to teach high school after my student teaching experiences. I really wonder if I shouldn't have majored in Elementary or Early Childhood Education. Ah, well...hindsight is 20/20!
I have been an active part in the Indianapolis community theatre scene for nearly 22 years now. I began my involvement at age 7 as one of the pickpockets in OLIVER at Footlite Musicals in 1984. After that production, I got bitten by the bug and participated in nearly every ensemble and show they could cast children in until I began college in the fall of 1993. Some of my favorite productions were SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Footlite), BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (Buck Creek), SHENANDOAH (Footlite), 42ND STREET (Indianapolis Civc), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Footlite), EVITA (Footlite-1985), SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Footlite), A CHORUS LINE (Footlite). I also worked behind the scenes, especially at Buck Creek Players, running sound and lights, run crew backstage, and props master. I grew up in the theatre and loved every moment of it.
Since my graduation from Butler, I have begun directing and have had great enjoyment directing NUNSENSE (Buck Creek, 1999), LIZZIE BORDEN: THE MUSICAL (Buck Creek, 2000), WAIT UNTIL DARK (Buck Creek, 2001), SIDE SHOW (Buck Creek, 2002), VIOLET (Buck Creek, 2004), ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Artists Studios, 2004), SWEENEY TODD (Buck Creek, 2005) and GREASE: THE BCP PLAY-A-PART FUNDRAISER (Buck Creek, 2005). I also had the good fortune to perform in two of Buck Creek's productions this past season: various deceased residents of a small Illinois town in SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY (brilliantly directed by Kari Ann Stamatoplos) and as the Angel in THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL, MARY AND JOSEPH, HEROD THE NUT, & THE SLAUGHTER OF 12 HIT CAROLS IN A PEAR TREE. (And, yes, that is the WHOLE title!)
My next theatrical project is to produce the Indianapolis premiere of A CHRISTMAS STORY this upcoming holiday season at Buck Creek Players. Ed Mobley is directing and auditions are fast-approaching on October 17 & 18!
If it seems that I do alot for Buck Creek...well, I do! While I love working at most theatres in this city, no other theatre really gives you the feeling of "home" quite like BCP. In fact, one of our newest members told me the "BCP" stands for a "Better Class [of] People!" As the volunteer Director of Publicity, Marketing and Advertising for Buck Creek, I said that I needed to get bumper stickers printed that say that!
Well, I think that I have rambled on long enough. I hope that you get a chance to come out to Buck Creek sometime. We are currently preparing to open the Indianapolis premiere of ARE YOU BEING SERVED? It is based on the popular British television comedy and runs for three weekends beginning September 23rd. You can check it out at www.buckcreekplayers.com.
Coming Up Next...
November 30; December 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 8:00 p.m.
December 2, 9 & 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Brighton Beach Memoirs.... To have such a lasting impact in your theater life, somebody special must've directed you in that one, eh, Scott?
Dear GOD... Liz... do I know you?
I am an Account Manager for FedEx Kinko's by day and am a loving husband and father of two incredible children by night.
I have done work at Buck Creek, local theater in Greenfield and was in the movie Saving Star Wars (which I try to plug as much as I can.) You can buy the DVD right here on the website! http://www.indianaauditions.com/news...film/ssw.shtml
I'm currently working on a new film (Open Micr's) and an looking forward to upcoming auditions.
I started IndianaAuitions.com... well you can read it here. http://www.indianaauditions.com/about.shtml
I administer in moderation and look for ways to grow Indiana Auditions each and every day.
well... I'm a freshman in High School... I love theatre!!! especially musicals!!! I love doing crafts!!!! I'm good in school... I play basketball and volleyball... I go to a small private school in Noblesville... I live in Noblesville! my whole family has amazing red hair (and there are people who can testify that on this website). I really love the Belfry I just think it's awsome... and it's one of the only theatres my parents will drive to. I am on my schools speech team! and I think that's super fun! ... well I guess that's good! thaaaaat's me!
I'd rather be 9 people's favorite thing than 100 people's 9th favorite thing.
I'm Eric Bryant. Leo. Just celebrated my 45th birthday. Returned to Indy in April of 2004, and got married last October. My wife and I just finished building a house in Noblesville (which has grown quite a bit since I left Indiana in 1987). It was actually at the Belfry where I saw my first play at the tender age of 6...I still remember it...THE ODD COUPLE. Don't remember who was in it, but my aunt knew one of the actors, and we got a chance to tour back stage. The magic took hold, and I was fascinated by live theater ever since.
I did quite a bit of theater in college (IUPUI with the Dr's Webb). Ken in 5TH OF JULY; Prosecuter in THE RUNNER STUMBLES; Garcin in NO EXIT; Buckingham in THREE MUSKETEERS; Directed TALKING WITH... and THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, among other things. Did some summer stock in Clinton, IA at the Showboat Theater...probably most memorable experience was playing Pedro in MAN OF LA MANCHA. Community Theater in Indy included Marcus Lycus in FUNNY THING...FORUM directed by a pre-TOTS Ron Spencer, murderer in (The Scottish Play) at the old CTS, the birthday present in BOYS IN THE BAND at the old Civic Studio "C"; the "Man" in BALM IN GILEAD during the Phoenix's early days; and I also had the good fortune to work with the late and extremely talented Tom Archer in 2 different productions of STREAMERS - first at Civic's Studio "C" as an MP, and then at a now defunct theater whose name I forget as Billy (to date one of my favorite experiences). I also was cofounder of The Indianapolis Theater Co., where I played Kosmo in MAD DOG BLUES and directed (and played Hoss in) TOOTH OF CRIME. It was the '80's, and we were really into Sam Shepard.
In 1987 I moved to NY, and studied at HB Studios with several good instructors, though I never got the opportunity to study with Uta Hagen. Timing never worked out. I did get a chance to study with the late Sandy Dennis who was one of the most creative, generous people I have met. She was just as quirky in real life as she was on-screen, and was one of the finest teachers I have had. Did some WTHOB (Way-The-Heck-Off-Broadway) - Eddie in FOOL FOR LOVE, Judas in COLD JOURNEY IN THE DARK, and some other new plays that never really went anywhere. Then I got a chance to tour twice in THREE MUSKETEERS (Aramis, then Athos), and was Road Manager/Understudy/Sound Guy for Chamber Theater Tours out of Boston. I was also fortunate to study with Michael Warren Powell at Circle Rep in an intensive study of Lanford Wilson's work, with Lanford critiquing our final project. I then became an apprentice member of The Lab Theater Co. which Michael started with some other artists, and participated in their new play festivals and various readings.
I realized, though, a few years ago that I wasn't as interested in performing anymore. What I love to do is teach, particularly stage fencing. I have worked with and assisted Joe Daly at HB Studios for many years, and taught classes there, at the Neighborhood Playhouse and other venues. Trying to find the time to offer some classes here in Indy, but I'm focused right now on preparing for a certification course to teach yoga. I may eventually return to community theater, but I'm not sure in what capacity. I think I'd like to focus more on directing and teaching.
I'm the HR database manager for an advertising company based in NY, and in addition to my adult son who lives in South Bend, my wife and I are "parents" to 2 terrific dogs. Well...this is more than I had prepared to write...guess I just got caught up in the wonder that is me!
Eric - I believe that would have been the 68-69 season.
And I believe that was our first (maybe 2nd) year in our current facility! But you had to have been older than 6 if you are only 45 now. We are celebrating our 40th Season this year...
Joe - I keep thinking I must know you, too.
But I guess it's only through this site for now. Hopefully you will come and audition for Run For Your Wife so I can at least meet you!
And I can verify that red hair comment that Dana made!! I'm jealous, in fact!
Thanks for clearing that up, Liz. That actually sounds a bit more realistic (I barely remember what I had for lunch yesterday, let alone what I was doing nearly 40 years ago). I'm just happy to see that the Belfry is going strong after all these years, particularly since that experience has had such a lasting affect on my life! It's a real testament to the community and to the people involved in the productions. Now that our lives have settled down a bit, we're hoping to take a more active role there, if only as audience members.
BTW, I just found out that our neighbor's son had a small role in Don't Drink the Water that Ron Richards directed (Ron and I were in one of the Sam Shepard R&R musicals together). His name is Aaron Ploof, and from what I understand the Belfry community left a tremendously positive impression on him as well! Keep up the good work!
(Perhaps we should start a new game...Six Degrees of Separation - The Belfry Edition)
When are the auditions... (when will they be announced?) and will they be using the english accents in the show?
We brought the show to the states when we did it. It was set in Indianapolis (so people could associate with it better)
Speaking of Run For Your Wife.