By Kelli Stevens Kane
This was the first program of the Hazlett Theatre CSA series for 2013/2014. It is a really inventive idea from Rene Conrad, the executive director of the New Hazlett Theater. She approached me for some help with student designers for this series. This performance was not during the school year though and when she mentioned that Mark Staley was directing and that Steffi Mayer was designing I was in! The subject matter is a grandmother who is called lovingly "Big George". She was a fixture in the Hill District here in pittsburgh and a fixture in her family. Kelli's writing is so rich it was a pleasure to design. Ideas flowed very easily between all of us. I do hope this gets another production and i do hope to work on it again. Some of the these shots are from Rene Rosensteel, Justin Crimone, and Steffi Mayer.