At Goodspeed they produce two types of shows, on the mainstage they capture the grandeur of the classic musical. I was very fortunate to see 42nd street when I first got there and then I assisted in the production of Camelot and A Funny Thing That Happened on the Way to the Forum. In the smaller space in Chester, CT they workshop new musicals that are hopefully Broadway bound. They are the home to the original productions of Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah, and Annie which is a cool little bit of history. They also have a library on campus that has record of nearly every single musical that has graced the American stage. I had an awesome 5 months working for that company and I hope to return in the near future.
After my stint with Goodspeed I moved back to the Chicagoland area to establish myself in the amazing regional theatre happening in and about the city. I happened upon a wonderful, risk-taking theatre company called Collaboraction. Who I am working with now as a production intern. We just opened a show called G.I.F.T., it is a world premier piece that analyzes the idea of gift and what that means to us individually and as a society. It's a show with heart and we go out on a limb telling our story. Being a part of shows like this make me value what I do as an artist. These are the types of individuals that will keep theatre alive by re-inventing it time and time again.