Getting to Know You Questions: 1) Where are you from? How did you end up here (or why did you stay)?
I am from Traverse City. I came to Grand Rapids for college and stayed because I got the opportunity to be involved in Blue Eyed Hag! 2) Where did you study acting?
I studied acting in college at Grand Valley
3) What theaters have you worked with? Describe a favorite role/production
Other than the shows I did in college, I have worked in Traverse City with the Old Town Playho
Hello, My name is Gabby Zeinstra and I am the stage manager for Pigeon Creek Shakespeare company’s world premiere production of Blue Eyed Hag written by Jim Lair Beard. I’m originally from Wyoming, Michigan which is about a ten minute drive from Grand Rapids. I graduated from Aquinas College with a B.A in Theatre with a technical emphasis. One Thing that I love about Grand Rapids is the rich theater community we share. Some of the companies that I have worked with previously
On June 11, Pigeon Creek will premiere our first touring production since the start of the pandemic. Not only will this be our return to live theatre, but it will also be the world premiere of Jim Lair Beard’s Blue-Eyed Hag, a modern prequel to Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Production dramaturg Hamlet Arnott posed questions to Beard about the play. Where does your interest in The Tempest stem from? How did that grow into creating this script? My interest in The Tempest has mos