Travel through three generations of adventure, grief and love. Co-presented by 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities and the Sabes Jewish Community Center, we are pleased to bring you Leah’s Train by Karen Hartman March 7-22, 2015 (all performances at the JCC). Before and during the run of this show, we will be giving you a chance to learn a little bit more about the artists involved in our production. In this first interview, meet stage manager Meagan Sogge.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background? How/when/why did you get into theatre?
I got into theatre in high school. A lot of my friends were in it and it started with simply running spot lights for a production of The Wizard of Oz. After high school I stopped doing theatre for a year and missed it so much that I changed my major and switched schools to pursue a degree in theatre and film.
Have you been involved with 20% Theatre Twin Cities in the past? What is your role for Leah’s Train?
This is my first show with 20%, I am the stage manager for Leah’s Train.
What is your favorite part of the rehearsal/production process? What are some of the challenges?
I love watching a show come together and seeing all of the working parts work together during a full run of a show.
What types of plays/shows do you enjoy stage managing the most, and why? What are some “dream shows” you’d love to stage manage?
I really enjoy operas, I worked on two right after college and it was just amazing to get to work with the singers. A couple of dream shows are Wicked and I would love to work on a Cirque du Soleil show.
What else do you do in the world, outside of theatre and/or working on this production?
I just got a job at LifeTime teaching swim lessons, and I really love to read and explore when I have free time. Taking pictures, singing, dancing, hiking, and on lazy days I love to watch Netflix.
What is your favorite type of transportation?
I love long road trips, but I also love to fly and go on boats. Really as long as I’m traveling I’m happy!
If you have one, tell us a little bit about your most memorable train ride?
I’ve never been on a train, but I’d love to take a trip on one some time.