Friday, October 31, 2014

Donna Todd

Donna Todd
31 March 1940 to 6 August 2014

Sometimes you work with a person for a short time in your life
but you remember and cherish that part of your relationship forever.
Donna was one of those people.

Before she began the last twenty years of her life in Magdalena, New Mexico
and the London Frontier Theatre she spent some time in Utah.
That is where we performed, wrote and laughed together.

She brought with her decades of performance and writing.
Here, I will salute her for a just few of the characters she created during her sojourn in Utah.

Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children
Donna at right as Mother Courage, Nan Weber at left as Kattrin

Paul Zindel's The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Cast and crew with Donna second from the left.


Ugo Betti's Crime on Goat Island
Donna at center, Nan Weber at left, Richard Scharine at right.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The B. J. Holtkamp Round Barn

The B. J. Holtkamp Round Barn

A ride down a back road in Iowa revealed an historic round barn.
This is the B. J. Holtkamp barn built in 1917.
Take a walk around and inside the barn.