• Now & Then

    Now & Then: Brian & Shelby

    The first annual Brelby blogathon was almost a year ago. The funny thing with running a small business is that time can simultaneously fly by…and move at a snail’s pace. It’s been the shortest longest year yet. We’ve produced a full season of theatre, overcome obstacles, attended weddings and memorials, celebrated achievements and births, and we haven’t slowed down. We’re consistently amazed by the breakneck speed at which Brelby seems to be transforming into an arts organization with some clout in the greater Valley. We say it often, but it’s genuinely thanks to the amazing artists that decide to spend their creative energies and precious time with us. Brelby is…

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    Now & Then: Amanda Trombley

    By Amanda Trombley When I wrote my Finding Brelby post almost a year ago (wow, how has a year gone by so fast?!) I wrote about how my husband, Dan, and I had been taking some time away from theatre to adjust to life with our newborn. That newborn has become a toddler and quite the theatrical kid. I have surprised myself by taking on several directing projects this year, and one project that was a highlight was The Tempest. Brelby once again allowed Dan and I to explore working on a project as co-directors, only this time we did it while co-parenting and bringing our son to rehearsals with…

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    Now & Then: Megan O’Connor

    Possible Selves By Megan O’Connor   School is starting soon. This is still, and probably always will be, my very favorite time of year. I’ve always felt like the first day of school, rather than New Year’s Eve, was the official start to the year. In August, life is about change. Autumn is all about new beginnings, uncertainty, and excitement about what’s to come. Because I consider this to be a time of fresh starts, I reevaluate myself around this time of year. I like to try and think about the year to come and determine who I’m going to be. Even though it’s been a few years since I’ve…

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    Now & Then: Fernando Perez

    As I write this update to my Brelby story, I am currently sitting in the studio, working through the lighting design for Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost.  That was something I never expected to happen or even a job I thought I would want to do, but as I’ve been with the company I’ve come to find myself wearing many different hats. Since last November, I’ve designed my first set, Fools, currently working on my first lighting design, Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost, and am currently in the process of writing my first feature film with the help of none other than Brian Maticic.  To add to that fun list, by the…

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    Now & Then: Zachary Arnold

    Zachary Arnold Then. November 29, 2014. I was relatively new to Brelby Theatre Company. I was quiet, naïve, unsure of how to react in this new welcoming environment because it was so different from what I was used to. That became much more apparent when I stage managed Little Shop of Horrors; I had stage managed school plays and assumed it would be no different. I was oh-so-very wrong. I had no idea what I was doing and felt like I kept letting people down. But I didn’t because it was a learning experience. I’m proud of the show because I believed in myself and it was that moment I…

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    Now & Then: Kaylah Kermode

      Hello! I am honored to do another blog for the Brelby website! A lot has happened since my last blog! The last time I wrote about how I came to be at Brelby and how they changed me for the better. It’s been a year now and life has changed again. Briefly, here is a timeline of what has happened to me at Brelby in the past year! February 2014– My first time working at Brelby in the Box Office during Be A Good Little Widow and start my time at Brelby. May 2014– Backstage crew for Oh, the Humanity! also my first time working on a show at…

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    Now and Then: Luke Gomez

    Where to begin. I’ve asked myself that a lot as I tried to start to write this. I decided first to revisit my original November blog, see what I could elaborate or add on and what struck me was how generic I made my Brelby experience sound. It felt short, vague, and barely even talked about what this place meant to me. Compared to others, who had written such genuine and personal pieces on what this Theater meant to them, I felt mine was lacking. And the reason for this is because I’ve been here since the beginning and I don’t say that as a way to one-up what everyone…

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    Now and Then: Devon Mahon

    I began at the beginning and started at the middle. That probably doesn’t make sense at first, but I got my bearings in theatre at the very place where Brelby began, at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Brian and Shelby were already gone at this time as I pursued my undergrad, but we had several near misses whilst roaming the theatre halls as they would pop back up and choreograph fight/dance scenes or lead a workshop. Before we dive into the “Then and Now” scenario of my journey at Brelby let me begin by stating that I am a firm believer in timing; I believe that people enter our…

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    Now & Then: Carolyn McBurney

    For a really long time, I have filled my life with “things that need to get done”. I’m a do-er. I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter.  I go to work, I serve on a bunch of non-profit boards- I stay busy. I’ve been DOING for a long time and somewhere along the line I fell into the mundane.  I don’t mean that in a bad way.  I have some great friends, I have a nice husband, a fascinating daughter and a cute dog- all of whom are very special to me- I personify #soblessed.  But I didn’t spend a lot of time reflecting upon my life. I was mostly…