Meet Lana Richards, Production Assistant and Intern.
Prior to joining We Players, Lana just wrapped up a semester at the National Theater Institute in Waterford, CT, where she studied directing 15 hours a day, 7 days a week for three months. She-Ra is real!
Q) Describe We Players in four words…
A)Sensory, curious, personal, expansive
Q) How has working with We Players changed your perspective of theater, or of the world at large?
A) As a theater-maker and a human being, working with We Players has encouraged me to think about space in multi-dimensional and emotional ways. We Players lets you ask questions of the space just as you ask questions of the play–and in turn, ask yourself how you belong in the play, the space, this world, and beyond.
Q) Any funny or memorable We Players moments, anecdotes, quotes/metaphors you’d like to share?
A) The Petaluma Adobe is home to three lovely sheep named Barbara, Princess, and Frida. Maya and I like to greet them in the morning, and whenever we say, “Good morning ladies!” they usually turn to stare at us, and then they pee a little bit. It’s one of life’s little miracles.
Q) Tell us a little sumthin’ about you:
A) I just finished up a semester at the National Theater Institute in Waterford, CT… It was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done and certainly the most rewarding.
Q) What is it about this new thing that’s rocking your world?
A) Earlier this summer I read 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write by Sarah Ruhl. It’s been influencing the way I think about theater and life in general, and I have no doubt I’ll read it again soon!