Sunny Side Up
I'm back to blogging after a little while away. I have been busier than ever in the past few months with amazing opportunities. In August, I finished up an internship at Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires. And then immediately on the first day of classes, I started rehearsals for Spring Awakening. I was the assistant director on the project and it was the mainstage musical for the fall semester.
I was actually glad that I started rehearsals on the first day of classes. It allowed me to get used to a packed schedule instead of getting comfortable with time off (I have classes three days a week this semester).
Once that project finished, I immediately started another show which is what the photo above is from. That is a project called Sunny Side Up. It was presented by one of the student groups on campus called Blurring Edges. They produce all sorts of cabaret shows. These can range from musical revues (similar to Sunny Side Up) to Miscast cabarets. I was able to assistant direct another faculty member on the project which offered a completely different experience to Spring Awakening.
Even though this show opened tonight, I am already planning for my next two projects. Welcome to the life of a DPP at UArts.
Stay Classy, Philadelphia.
David Fertik is a theatrical director, producer, administrator, and designer (specializing in Scenic and Puppetry Design). He currently serves as the Founding Artistic Director of Stage Left Theatre Company and the Co-Producing Artistic Director of Revolution Arts Workshop. Regional Credits include: Delware Theatre Company, Barrington Stage Company, International Opera Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Marian Anderson Award, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, and Playhouse 22. David's senior thesis project entitled "The Circus Freak" featured various different types of puppetry. David is a proud member of the two largest organizations for puppeteers, UNIMA-USA and Puppeteers of America.