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Reflections on Co-Directing 'This Is Our Youth' by Kenneth Lonergan

I am proud to say that, over the summer, I directed my first full length play with a wonderful team of artists. This team brought to life THIS IS OUR YOUTHby Kenneth Lonergan. The full length play was put up and performed at The Complex Hollywood's Dorie Theater this past August 30th to September 2nd. The team of artist you see in the image above are myself (Rosa Navarrete, co-director), Myles Brewer (performed as Dennis), Sara Dowling (performed as Jessica), Christopher Carrillo (performed as Warren), and Austin Dague (co-director). We worked collectively together for months, and brought this piece to life. The performance was produced by non other than the actors themselves. I was really taken by their drive, and I have no doubt these young artists will take over the entertainment industry someday. Their sensibility to their creative process, their sense of responsibility to each other, and their craft spoke volumes. 
The play is set in New York circa 1980s, and although cell…

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