Happy 2020 – better late than never! Whether you were out on the town for the last day of 2019 or snuggled up inside watching the annual marathon of The Twilight Zone episodes on SyFy, we hope you welcomed the new year with the same enthusiastic energy we’re bringing to Pull-Tight in this back half of our season.
First and foremost, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the fantastic cast and crew of White Christmas for helping us to celebrate a jolly holiday in the theater and to close out a busy December. The response to the show was magnificent; nothing but praise all around! From Pat Street‘s masterful direction to Lenny West‘s detailed costuming and some exquisite set work from Jacob Heinz and Dan Linney, from the exuberant performances onstage to the wispy snow falling from above, the show set the bar high for future endeavors.
The Pull-Tight gifts don’t stop there! We have recently received some much needed upgrades, thanks to the generosity of some of our most valued volunteers. Stephanie and Chris Dillard dedicated their time to soundproofing the audience seating areas around the band to make for a more acoustically enjoyable experience, and a slew of helping hands – Sean and Savannah Aiello leading the charge – chipped in to paint and clean our backstage green room. We have one or two more odd jobs in the works, so stay tuned!
Our Youth Guilds continue to offer fantastic opportunities to our community. The Teen Youth Actors Guild met Saturday, February 1st to discuss and focus on the Meisner Technique. Natalie Kirk, a professional actor and Pull-Tight friend, helped to teach our teen thespians a way of acting that develops key skills in imagining, listening, and reacting on stage. The Junior Youth Actors Guild graced the stage the next Saturday, participating in a stage combat workshop. Check our website for upcoming events!
President, Pull-Tight Players Board of Directors