Meet the Directing Team behind Brelby’s fall production of David Mamet’s “Revenge of the Space Pandas!”
Carolyn McBurney, director and Fernando Perez, assistant director.
1) What are you looking forward to the most about this show?
Carolyn: Working with this fabulous cast and crew to get our sci-fi nerd on!
Fernando: I look forward to working with some of the most talented people I’ve worked with as well as work with a genre I have never done before.
2) What is your favorite thing about the story?
Carolyn: Fantastic things happen when you dream.
Fernando: My favorite thing is the fact that no one questions why Bob talks.
3) Who is your favorite character in the show?
Carolyn: George Topax
Fernando: GEORGE TOPAX!!
4) If you could invent anything, what would you invent?
Carolyn: One of those little space scooters you see in The Jetsons and all the space movies.
Fernando: I would invent a way for people to shapeshift.
5) What did you love about working with your fellow director?
Carolyn: I have loved watching him transition from film directing to stage. We laugh about upstage, downstage, and some of the lingo, but he is doing such a great job with the cast. He is a joy to work with!
Fernando: Her ability to make a change that seems subtle but it pulls together a moment in the scene perfectly.
6) What is something that you learned about your fellow director while working on Space Pandas?
Carolyn: I have learned that he has that great cameraman’s eye. He is great with creating nice pictures on stage!
Fernando: SHE HAS AN EMMY!!!!!!!