My life as a director began at 20. As I sat with some old high school friends drinking coffee and we loosely discussed the idea of working on a theatre project over the summer, I felt myself activate. This idea was good. We needed to grab on to it, and make it happen. So I did.
I knew it would be Shakespeare. I knew we had the talent in our group to pull it off. I was inspired by past groups that performed outdoor Shakespeare, and so I spoke with the director of the Beverly Recreation Department. We would perform it, free for the public, in the Lynch Park Rose Garden. I also secured a corporate sponsor, and with funding from Kelly Nissan, costumes from Open Road Theatre, and the massive amounts of creative talent and energy by young people such as myself, we produced Twelfth Night in 2010.
And so began the tradition of Shakespeare in the Park in Beverly, MA.