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Directing Resume

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Production Information

True West

By Sam Shepard

Directed by Gregg W. Brevoort

Lost Nation Theater
Montpelier, Vermont

Design / Production Team

Set & Lighting  Design

Costume Design

Sound Design

Fight Choreography

Stage Manager

Kevin Kelly

Cora Fauser

Caleb Magoon

Paul Ugalde

Emme Erdossy

CAST

Austin/Lee

Lee/Austin

Saul

Mom

Kim Bent

Jock MacDonald *

Rich Cianci

Sharry Underwood

*  members of Actors Equity Association

Reviews

the Times-Argus (Review #1)
Lost Nation’s ‘True West’ viciously funny

Hilariously funny

Lost Nation Theater’s professional production seeks out every deliciously nasty moment

Lost Nation’s production, directed by Gregg W. Brevoort, thoroughly enjoys Shepard’s delicious viciousness, and the characters’ hilariously uncomfortable interaction

These are two fine actors, and watching them interact is a heady experience

Lost Nation’s True West proved intense, but rewarding theater

 

the Times-Argus (Review #2)
Role-Switch Gives Lost Nation’
s ‘True West’ New Humor

In community theater, it is nearly always essential to cast to type, but professionals revel in playing someone else – and here it worked beautifully

When the actors switch roles in Lost Nation Theater’s production of the comedy, it takes on quite a different flavor

It’s fascinating to see them each in the same role – for they are very, very different

Either way, this is a delightful – though very black – comedy

Director's Notes

Working on Sam Shepard’s True West – with the idea that the actors playing Austin and Lee would alternate roles – has been a challenge and a learning experience. The approach to rehearsing seemed to hinge on a basic decision – do we stage it once and then switch roles, much like an understudy or a replacement would in an ongoing professional production? Or would each actor combination require a different, specific staging?

We started with the first assumption, and discovered that we required the latter.

It is a testament to the complexity of this remarkable play – that we can basically work and present two versions of the play. It is also a testament to this remarkable cast. It was no small feat!

It’s been a pleasure working with such professionals here at Lost Nation. On all fronts – the actors, the tech and design staff, the administration – everyone here at Lost Nation has been top-notch and clearly devoted to the theater and to the community. I especially respect the work that is being done with area high school students and young adults. I was thrilled to meet and work with Lost Nation’s Conservatory members. As someone who was exposed to theater at a young age myself, and as someone who has risen up through similar ranks, I appreciate and support such programs. I salute the Montpelier community for embracing and supporting Lost Nation.

So thank you for coming to the theater tonight. I think you’ll find this play fascinating. It deals with, after all, something almost all of us can relate to – family and the complex ties that bind. Please come back and see the play with the other actor configuration. You’ll find it equally engaging and interesting. But you will also profit by seeing the same story from quite a different vantage. I’m confident you’ll find it, as Gertrude Stein once said, “Same but Different.”

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