Introducing... Laurie Swigart
I have directed teenagers in nearly 50 productions spanning 20 years. I have degrees in both education and theatre, classroom experience and, in 1999, created and ran my own non-profit youth theatre company. Directing and teaching are my forte, but I am also very skilled in the design areas of set, props, lights, sound, makeup, and costuming, in that order. My sets are built from ground plans, and my costumes and makeup from hand-drawn renderings. I create my own sound and light plots, mix my own sound effects and underscoring, and write all cues for the board operators. I am also skilled in desktop publishing for the purpose of marketing and publicity, and am the webmistress of two websites - - one, a theatre education site with hundreds of pages. About the only things I prefer not to do or am unable to do so are hanging and focusing lights and doing the actual set construction.