Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival

Hello dear readers. This weekend, my little family and I are headed to Cedar City, Utah. We make this annual pilgrimage to work at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Most years, my husband joins the artistic staff for the rehearsal process as voice and speech coach for the actors. Then we leave when the shows open. But this year, he and I are both joining the acting company for a full 14 week contract!

I guess this is my official return to professional theater. I've had a long break due to the complicated nature of having children. And when Charlie arrived in the summer of 2010 presenting a stroke and Craniosynostisis, I knew that my baby break was going to be much longer than I had anticipated.

I'm happy to say that Charlie is now stable enough for me to jump back in! And what better place to start than at the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival? What shows are we doing? Take a look HERE for my casting line-up and HERE for my husband's.

One of the two theaters at USF.

While we are perched at the southern edge of Utah, we have the wonderful Moore family staying in our home. I'd like to tell you a little bit about them. Their son, Wyatt, has a rare genetic disorder called MECP2 Duplication Syndrome - a severe neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by low muscle tone, little or no speech, progressive muscle spasticity, recurrent respiratory infections and seizures.

The Moore's home was built in the 50's and is not equipped to handle Wyatt's 24/7 medical needs. This summer, the Moore Family's home is undergoing a huge remodel. But a big remodel costs money. Please visit Wyatt's "Give Forward" site and help this family re-tool their home! What a great way to pay it forward and drastically improve the day-to-day life of the Moore Family! Go HERE to learn more and support Wyatt.

Thank you all and I'll check back in when I hit Cedar City, UT.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Congrats on your return to the professional stage! Lovely to read that you're returning to something you love and that Charlie continues to improve.