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The Odd Couple (Female Version) - meet show director Joanna Henry

The Odd Couple (Female Version) is the seventh show (I think) I've directed at LTA.  I've been involved in theater ever since I can remember, doing just about every job imaginable, including performing.  I seem to be concentrating on directing now.  I've directed shows in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, both regional and community, at many different theater companies over the past 20 years or so.

How does this show differ from other shows you have worked on?
This one is a comedy!  The last three shows I've directed have been dramas, and although I really love getting into the minds of the characters in the dramas, doing a comedy has been a terrific change of pace and a lot of fun.  There are still challenges to directing a comedy, though.  The timing needs to be just right for the jokes to work.  I've been blessed with a tremendously talented cast who works very well together and brings a lot to the characters and to the show's hilarity.