Tuesday
Mar102015

Kid Victory - Carry On

It's a funny feeling, one I never anticipated having as a director/choreographer, and it usually comes up around this time during the run of a show.

After a rigorous rehearsal, tech and previews, the show opens, and I travel home --- usually the morning after opening. The actors and stage management team are more than ready to carry on and maintain the show until closing. I travel away, but a part of me stays with the production...in spirit. It's a funny feeling to feel like I'm here in New York and in Arlington, in spriit, at the same time. 

Kid Victory: View From A Tech Table

I carry on, taking steps toward my next projects. And the show, as perfect as I'd left it, carries on too. Today I'm thinking about the company as they tell the story of Kid Vick with grace and care night after night. 

 

Sunday
Mar012015

Kid Victory - Happy Opening!

This weekend we celebrate Kid Victory's opening and maiden voyage. It was an amazing journey to get to this point. We survived snowstorms, spatial deprivation, colds and flus, and even power outages. Yes, yes. On opening night a neighborhood power outage in the Village at Shirlington brought the lights down in the Signature Theatre, and the show came to a halt. After a twenty-five minute “intermission”, the lights were on again and we picked up the show where we left off...and a good time was had by all.

 

In honor of opening, enjoy this:

Saturday
Feb212015

Kid Victory - Behind the scenes

Here is a behind the scenes video featuring composer John Kander, book writer Greg Pierce and Director Liesl Tommy. 

 

Monday
Nov032014

KID VICTORY... Signature Theatre

A new musical by John Kander & Greg Pierce. 

Directed by Liesl Tommy

Music Director, David Loud

Choreographer, Christopher Windom

 

At Signature Theatre, February-March 2015

A co-production with The Vineyard Theatre

Wednesday
Sep172014

Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Will Tour PERICLES

I'm giddy with excitement to share my latest news. Theatre enhances the experience of living and The Public Theatre's Mobile Shakespeare program goes the extra mile by bringing Shakespeare to the boroughs of NYC.

Next week we begin rehearsals for PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE. The story touches me in an emotional way, and I can't wait to dive into the work. I'm looking forward to being in the room with director Rob Melrose coming all the way from San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theatre. The design team is fantastic featuring scenic design by Wilson Chin; costume design by Moria Sine Clinton; composer Michael Thurber; and movement direction by, your's truly, Christopher Windom.

The cast is fantastic too featuring Raffi Barsoumian (Pericles); Christopher Kelly (Lysimachus, and others); Ben Mehl (Boult, and others); Flor De Liz Perez (Marina, and others); Amanda Quaid (Dionyza, and others); David Ryan Smith (Antiochus, and others); Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (Thaisa, and others); and J.D. Webster (Helicanus, and others.)

Following the mobile tour, PERICLES will have a sit-down run at The Public Theater in NYC from November 11 to November 30.

Click the link below and learn more: