Though not technically a "stage door" happening for me, the reception after Opening Night of Arena Stage's world premiere of The Blood Quilt by Katori Hall (left), was a wonderful chance to say "thank you so much," to some of the folks who had given me such a great night of theater!
It was a special thrill to get to chat with Katori Hall herself, and tell her how much I loved the story and the relationships she'd built amongst the characters. (By the way, that's Molly Smith, Artistic Director of Arena Stage just behind me!)
I also got a chance to meet up with the two members of the cast (Nikiya Mathis, below left; Afi Bijou, below right) I'd interviewed a couple weeks earlier, and we all squealed with delight over the fact that I now understood so much of what they'd been talking about during our interview! I love these ladies; they're beautiful, talented actors, and I can't wait to see them in whatever they do next!
Stage Door Tales
Every stage door has a story.