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D’Addario and the cast and crew of “Actor’s Nightmare” credit assistant theater director Corey Holmes – who is finishing his first year at Stafford High School – with helping them understand their characters, many of whom come from plays by William Shakespeare. .
“It’s his area of expertise and it’s not mine,” D’Addario said.
Holmes, who has taught at other schools in Stafford County, said she was a “big fan” of the Stafford Players.
“It was intimidating coming to a program that I have always admired and intimidating because of all the limitations [of the COVID-19 pandemic],” she said.
D’Addario also said he was exhausted from the challenges of teaching during the pandemic and when Stafford Schools reopened in person in February, he was not looking forward to the job of putting together a cast of actors. who had been isolated from each other for almost an entire year.
“Teaching this way has been so difficult,” he said. “It’s been such a tough battle and I thought it would be harder to overcome it all because of all these demands. “
“But in fact, [putting together ‘Actor’s Nightmare’] is the only thing I’ve enjoyed doing all year, ”D’Addario continued.
It was hard not to be inspired by the enthusiasm of the students. When the pandemic struck in March 2020, they had to suddenly stop working on “La folle de Chaillot”, which was to be their big spring production.