Here be the first of many interviews! I emailed Emily, one of our co-producers, to ask her a few things about producing this show. Here are her responses! YAY!
How did you get involved in this show? Have you produced before?
Last year I was the Assistant Producer for a 3Ps production, so a member of 3Ps asked if I would be interested in Producing this year's O-Show. Thomas was originally Producer for the TTII O-show, but we spoke and decided to collaborate on both productions.
What is special about the O-Show, producing-wise?
Everything is on a shorter schedule given the fact that we have only a week of rehearsal time, and the budget is smaller than for an average production. There also is no fundraising aspect, as the show is sponsored by the OCL.
What is the most difficult thing about producing an O-show?
Given that this is my first time producing, I would say that the most challenging thing has been figuring out how everything fits together and how to time various aspects of production.
What is the most fun thing about producing an O-show?
It's been really fun getting to know the various people involved in the show and being a part of the production team behind the show.
What are you most looking forward to this week?
I'm looking forward to seeing the show opening night when all the various components come together!
What exactly does an Producer do, anyway?
A Producer's main responsibilities include acquiring rights for the show, creating a budget, publicizing the production, and other details such as making the programs and arranging photocall.
What do you think of the play?
From what I've seen so far it seems like a really fun, interesting, funny, and thought-provoking show. I can't wait to see it as the week progresses and the final product.
Any advice for freshmen interested in producing?
Contact current student Producers and express an interest in assisting and learning about producing. There are lots of shows that happen throughout the year so there is always an opportunity available.