By TIFFANY HOPKINS
One of the great joys of working for the Festival is the opportunity to meet so many interesting people and truly compelling artists. A few months ago, we were delighted to play host to Raymond Keane, artistic director of Barabbas Theater Company in Dublin, Ireland and director of Circus, their critically acclaimed show that we will be presenting this summer. He was in town to meet with our staff, confirm details about the show, and tour the space we would be presenting it in.
His first evening in town, a number of our staff took him out to one of the local watering holes for dinner and drinks. We all ended up staying past our bedtimes as he regaled us with stories and typical Irish yarns about his diverse background and many experiences in and out of the theater.
For the past year I have been producing all the video content you will find on our website.
For every major event we are producing this summer you will find on the event pages short videos showcasing some of the highlights of the show.
Our blog videos are designed to give you a quick look behind the scenes - whether it is a short montage of our crew beginning to construct the many stages and decorations that liven up the Green, or interviews with our staff discussing the events they are most looking forward to - we hope to share with you some of our experiences of the festival.
Our featured broadcast videos showcased on the homepage (and also downloadable to your ipod!) have included presentations of some of our most compelling Ideas events and exclusive interviews with some of the artists that will soon be gracing our stages.
It is our hope that these videos will give you, our audience, the opportunity to experience the festival in new and unique ways year-round.
I hope that you enjoy this weeks video broadcast of my interview with Raymond Keane and afterward are as excited to see his show as I am.
Please check our website often. As we get closer to the festival we will continue to share with you more sights and sounds behind the scenes of the festival as it all comes together.