Written by: Kaatje Welsh (Devine in brownsville song)
As Lewiston comes to a close, I want to congratulate Eric Ting. I recently saw this beautiful production and was reminded of the show I did about a year ago – brownsville song (b-side for tray).
What I noticed in this production of Lewiston, was how the cast seems so close to one another, like they had known each other for a long time. That’s what I felt, while doing brownsville song. It was like family.
It was great fun, I had phenomenal cast mates, and the director was amazing. It was my first professional production, and also my first regional show – it traveled from Long Wharf Theatre to Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia. After the show ended I missed walking home with my cast mates. We would walk all the way from South Broad St. to our hotel on South 18th Street. But before this turns sad, I actually did get to see them again. I saw some of the cast here, and there. We all met up some time ago, but we never had a real “brownsville song Reunion” until a few weeks back. We all agreed that we needed to see each other, and Eric (our director) who was directing a show called Lewiston at Long Wharf, which is an amazing show; it was beautifully written. Something that helped me understand the play a little better was a program called “Spark” at Long Wharf; both my sister Remy and I attended. It was here Eric Ting interviewed people involved in the production, and also talked about the production and what happens behind-the-scenes of Lewiston. We got to talk to the writer (Samuel D. Hunter), and the Stage Manager. The Dramaturg and the Managing Director of Long Wharf also spoke to us about the role they played in this production. It was a great experience being able to have a conversation with them, and ask questions. My sisters and I are actors, so it’s interesting for us to get a better understanding of what they have to do for a show.
Going back to the reunion – After we all went to see Lewiston, we went to “The Study” to celebrate Eric’s amazing show and also celebrate the brownsville song Reunion.
Here are some photos of our reunion taken at The Study: