My incredibly talented partner, Ms. M. Bevin O’Gara, is directing the Boston premiere of You For Me For You, a fantastical new play by Mia Chung that tells the story of two sisters trying to escape North Korea and flee to the United States. Bevin and I tend to stay out of each others’ ways when it comes to our creative processes, so while I’ve read the script, I honestly don’t know much about the production itself — but I can tell you that I’m incredibly excited to see this highly imaginative story acted out on stage (and not just because my girlfriend is the director and I’m biased).
Here’s a little preview video I put together for the production, which starts performances tomorrow and runs through February 16:
(side note, when I was approached to create a video for the show, it took so much of my will power to not just give them this:
but you knew that was coming, right? I’m a horrible person)
The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts has a very special place in my heart. I was hired there to work as an usher in my first few weeks of college, and it ended up serving as my main place of employment throughout those 4 years. By my Junior year, I had moved up to Assistant House Manager, and started doing some administrative work as well — which helped leverage me into my current position at the Huntington, as we manage that building as well. (plus my first apartment was right next to it, which was a convenient commute for work, but, well, the story of that apartment is a whole other thing) It’s a beautiful modern theatre space with 4 performance spaces as well as rehearsal rooms and more, and it serves a lot of great smaller theatre companies, in addition to our own shows.
Here’s a video I put together as part of our fundraising campaign at the Huntington, showing the impact that the building has had the community.