by Joanna Garner
groundswell workshop | Winter 2012
"Director Jess Hutchinson makes great use of the site-specific staging, and the action is fluid whether it’s the band playing and teasing one another on stage or Charlane and the play’s bartender (Sean Moran) chatting it up over a whiskey offstage."
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin | Austin American Statesman
About This Production
With my groundswell co-artistic director Joanna Garner, I staged a workshop production of her honky-tonk play with music in the Sahara, an old-school Austin music venue. This was my first opportunity to collaborate on a play with music, and I was fortunate to work Peter Stopchinski, a genius musical director and Austin treasure as well as an excellent cast of musicians.
Learn more about the show - and listen to more samples of Joanna's music - here.
photos by Roy Moore
Music Director: Peter Stopchinski
Stage Manager: Joe Heike
Scenic Coordinator: Madison Russ
Lighting Designer: Rachel Atkinson