Having Some “Comfort Food” in the Comfort of Your Own Home
| February 11, 2021
During this pandemic actors and musicians have struggled with new technology to share their performances. Playwright Rachel Lampert has teamed with producer Priscilla Hummel of
Walking on Water Productions to produce a trio of mini-musicals called Comfort Food. They talk about directing remotely and the helpful spouses of their performers.
Photo credit: Walking on Water Productions
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