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.
Stephanie Spencer, seen in Brelby’s productions of Peter and the Starcatcher and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, provides us today’s moment.
My Brelby Moment
By Stephanie Spencer
There’s always something so exciting about table reads. The new faces, the bubbling excitement of a new project. Table reads have always been my jam, and I’m such a complete dork about them. A new set of pencils and highlighters in my bag, ready to dive into whatever is in front of me. One of the best moments for me in my time with Brelby was getting to sit around a table with a bunch of people just as dorky as me for the first reading of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. It was definitely a bucket list show for me, and Olive had been a dream role since I was in, I don’t know… 4th grade? This show has such a special place in my heart, and with all shows like that, you go into the room wishing that everything is going to turn out perfect, and it actually happened. Everyone at that table was so enthusiastic, energized, and ready to sing and to play, and I knew in a moment that this was a group of artists that I could trust. I’ve never built a community so quickly with fellow artists, but there was something truly magical about that table read – we were all there to work and it was going to be one hell of a time. That’s one of the things I’ve truly loved about all of my Brelby experiences – there is a level of professionalism and dedication to the work that is so wonderful to be a part of. It’s a place where you can really focus on the caliber of work you put up, while also having the time of your life with genuine, friendly, enthusiastic artists who love what they’re doing just as much as you do. I never had a bad rehearsal, or an off day, or any sort of negative experience in my time at Brelby – it’s all just really great work with truly great people.
We think you’re pretty great too, Stephanie. We’ve got more blogs coming throughout the rest of the month. Keep checking in!