The 2015 company first gathered on Saturday, May 23. After introductions and tours, the students promptly got to work. In the last two and a half weeks, the scenic, prop and costume crews have been building, the sound and electrics crews have been hanging, the box office staff has been selling tickets, and the actors, orchestra, and stage managers have fully staged the shows in rehearsals. Though the last weeks were filled with hard work, there has been plenty of fun going on. Company members are making new friends, discovering new restaurants and exploring beautiful Sonoma County on days off.
Rachel Antone: Costumes
Q: Describe an average day on costume crew.
A: We work on any costumes that need to be built and there's always lots of alterations. Everyone is working on different projects and once you finish one, you move on to a new one. Always lots of work!
Q: What school do you attend?
A: San Francisco State (Costume Design)
Q: Do you have future plans in the theatre world?
A: I would really like to do costume design for film and television.
Q: What have you learned so far at SRT?
A: I've learned so much already. It feels like we've been here a lot longer instead of just two weeks! Lots of new sewing [methods], from how to build [costumes] to smaller, sewing techniques.
Q: What is your favorite part of Summer Rep?
A: I think in general just meeting new people--meeting people from different places, different schools. That's been really cool.
On Sunday, May 29, Summer Rep had its annual Company Barbeque. Company members enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers while spending time with one another. The event was fun for all and it built a stronger community within the company. These relationships will help make the season successful because Summer Rep is truly a team endeavor.