It’s that time of year again!! That time when we give the blog over to our immensely talented artists and let them share their thoughts about art, life and more. The November Blogathon has become a Brelby tradition here at the Brelby Buzz, and this year we’re wrapping up Season Nine with our favorite Brelby Moments. For the next 30 days, our artists will discuss their favorite Brelby Moments from Season Nine and how that has impacted them and the way they approach their art.
First up, Brelby Theatre Company Member, John Perovich who wrote this season’s unexpected and is working on Season Ten’s production, Spy Love You.
Today’s blog comes to us from Brelby Theatre Company Member and Results May Vary Director, Chelsea Jauregui, who has Stage Managed this season’s productions of Peter and the Starcatcher, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and played the part of Abbott in Whisper Sweetly.
My Brelby Moment
By Chelsea Jauregui
A great moment for me this season at Brelby Theatre was Peter and the Starcatcher directed by Louis Farber. It was such a fast process! The language, the staging, the actors were meant to be off book like the day of (so line notes were fun). As the assistant stage manager, learning under Molly Flanagan who is well comfortable as a stage manager, I felt like I was catching up the entire time. When she received a job opportunity on the East Coast, I had to step up as the stage manager. I was terrified. I had been the gopher this entire process and now was going to be responsible for running the show. Opening night arrives, I haven’t driven the show into the ground and 5 mins into the performance I realize, “oh sh#!, this is a great show.” After all that time of feeling behind and being intimidated by the cool/edgy director, I had managed to get my sh#! together and figure out how not to ruin an awesome show. After that, throw what you want at me, I took on a monster show, with a rad director that I was not experienced for and I smashed it. Good on me.
Good on you indeed! Thank you Chelsea for sharing this amazing experience with us!! Check in throughout November for more inspiring stories like this one!