Decide what you’d like to plant. I learned early on if you won’t eat a vegetable, don’t grow it in your garden! The same holds true for a director choosing a musical/play, direct what you like!
Choose a location. My garden was too far away, so I neglected to weed & water it! A garden needs a perfect location: easy access for picking, watering, & caring for your plants. The same is true of a musical, the director picks a place that is easily accessible & provides the necessary items (sound equipment, costumes, props, lights, set) to nurture growing young actors.
Executive Director since 2012; Bachelors in Music Education; Master's in Education; 2023 Iowan of the Day by Blue Ribbon Foundation; 2023 Iowa Governor's Volunteer of the Year; enjoys smiles and people!