Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Two Timer

There have only been two people in this world Brave and Bold enough to Stage Manage two Rorschach shows in a row. Come to think of it there have only been two people to ever stage manage two Rorschach shows. One was a spunky kid out of PA whose now haunting NYU in pursuit of a post graduate degree in something to do with foreign places (Seriously, Jordan we miss you). The other is our current Stage Manager, Megan Reichelt.

This firecracker from the Baltimore suburbs recently graduated from the Catholic University. Since coming to Rorschach she has won the hearts and minds of many. But just what makes her tick? Gwen brings us some of those answers in:

PRODUCTION QUESTIONNAIRE OF DOOM:

1. What is your position working on Rough Magic?
Stage Manager

2. How did you get involved with Rorschach and this show?

When I was graduating college, I sent an e-mail out to every theatre company I knew of, saying "Do you need someone to sweep? Tie your shoes? Fetch you coffee?" I had seen Beard of Avon and had fallen in love with Rorschach, so I was thrilled when Randy e-mailed me asking if I wanted to stage manage! Unfortunately, I couldn't do it on that occasion, but when Monster came up,and Deb asked if I wanted it, I jumped (however trepidaciously) at the chance. I'd never stage managed before, but Randy and everyone were so amazing, understanding and encouraging that I felt like I found a family. So I kinda hung around for Rough Magic.

3. So, where are you from?
Balmer, Merlin, hon!

4. Tell us about your day job(s):
I work as a Group Sales Associate for Arena Stage. Basically selling tickets to groups of 15 or more. We have a tiny office where there are only three of us, and we talk about recipes, and adventures, and Shakespeare.

5. What other theater companies have you worked for?
Longacre Lea (yeah Ros and Guil!), and Mobtown Players in Baltimore

6. What aspect of this show are you most excited about?
The zany Shakespeareness and of course the fights!

7. If you could be an illegal substance and/or activity, what would you beand why?
Piracy of course! Man the Long Tom, ye bilge rats!
8. If you could be a comic book character or a superhero/villain, who wouldyou be and why?
Luna Moth from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: a mousy librarian turned shining, sexy, kick-ass superhero who can just imagine something and it happens. Who couldn't want that?

3 comments:

The Deceiver said...

I must further testify to her fearlessness.

Anonymous said...

Megan, you are beautiful and amazing and you can be my luna moth any day, night, or afternoon of the week.

-Lee

gwen said...

I'd just like to put in my two cents and say that Megan is pretty hella awesome, as is our ASM Cecilia - and I see them do the 'it's raining men' drag number in the booth every night. Those are some hot moves.