A few days ago I received a press release from Lori Raffel at the Phoenix Theatre. The news was of their new assistant director internship program.
Reading it brought back good, rich memories of my own assistant director experiences at the Phoenix in the late 1980s, before it was a professional theatre with Equity contracts and all that. I first assisted Bryan Fonseca when he directed “The House of Blue Leaves,” by John Guare, and then “Bouncers,” by John Godber. Then I assisted Rock Mers when he directed a show called “Nightbreath,” by Dennis Clontz.
It was a pleasure and a privilge to work with both of these directors. I learned a lot about myself as well as how to make theatre art. I also had a wonderful time.
So…this new A.D. internship program sounds very cool. Congratulations to each of the seven new interns!
Here is the full press release: