WEEKS 17 & 18 – “Shows You Would Never See If You Didn’t Know Someone In The Cast”
Director Scott Olson. Scott is a faculty member in the theater department at Columbia College as well as an active participant in the Chicago theater scene as an actor. I really got to know Scott well the first time I participated in the Columbia College 24 Hour Play Festival. I was one of the actors and he was the director. I was really impressed by Scott's energy, enthusiasm and ability to make you feel good about what you are doing while moving you toward a better performance. He was also the first director to jump on a block of scenes. Before the project was even close to wrapping up, he laid claim to this two weeks because he loves Time Beavers and Romeo Pizza. This block also contains some other favs of mine, such as the title piece and two Hopper-related scenes - Nighthawks (A Bladerunner riff) and Summer Evening. Both of those can presently be seen in the Wednesday night Nighthawk Sandwich show at the DCA Storefront theater. (7:30pm, 5 bucks, just 3 shows left!).