director | dramaturg | producer

Lighthousekeeping

adapted by Georgette Kelly

New Leaf Theatre | Summer 2011

This piece was presented in the Storefront theatre, a much larger, more technologically equipped space than New Leaf's home in the LPCC. We expanded our canvas to meet that challenge, while continue our sharp focus on intimate, personal storytelling that offers the possibility of a new beginning.

This was my first experience working with a young performer within an otherwise adult cast. Our Young Silver was a gem and brought energy and spark to our ensemble.
photos by John W. Sisson, Jr.
FEATURING
Ron Butts
Tien Doman
Merrie Greenfield
Tim Martin
Daniel McEvilly
Lea Pascal
Caroline Phillips
Scott Ray Merchant 

COLLABORATIVE TEAM
Stage Manager: Amanda Frechette
ASM: Mel Gill
Sound Designer: Nick Keenan
Production Manager: Marni Keenan
Lighting Designer: Jared Moore
Set Designer: Michelle Lilly
Assistant Set Designer: Alison Perrone
Props Designer: Jesse Gaffney
Costume Designer: Rachel Sypniewski
Technical Director: Caleb McAndrew
“... an imaginative adaptation by Georgette Kelly and ambitious, soulful direction by Jessica Hutchinson ... incredibly thoughtful use of space to signify vast swaths of space and time, overlapping stories, and a lighthouse beacon at its center."
- Monica Westin | Flavorpill Chicago
“…Hutchinson’s staging is elegant, evenhanded and clear… The show is a beautiful call for unabashed, wide-eyed optimism in the face of darkness.”
- Neal Ryan Shaw | New City