Category Archives: Julie Beckman

Rehearsal #1 12:45pm


I will not lie. When the theme “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was drawn, I feared that a Virgin Writer was going to do some “Wizard of Oz” take and “oh wouldn’t it be clever if Dorothy was really a hooker or a drag queen… ha ha ha.” Virgin Writer David Schmader wrote a script with “Wizard of Oz” the base of the story. And I’m really enjoying watching the rehearsal. And that’s all I’ll write. The cast has the comedic […]

Three MC’s and One DJ


Veteran Alex Samuels shown here, at the left, flanked by virgins Ashley Bagwell, David Hogan, and Clara Rodriguez, working on David Tucker’s piece Third Runner Up, which is in the #4 slot to close Act I. The piece is directed by Julie Beckman, virge.

Virgewatch: Third Runner Up


I enter the Bullit Cabaret, rehearsal space for veteran writer David Tucker’s play “Third Runner Up”, featuring an astonishing virge count; 4 out of 5! That’s four virges ( one director and three actors) to one veteran. Virge director Julie Beckman sits at a table with veteran bandleader Tim Moore talking about sound needs. The actors are busy. Alex Samuels, the only veteran, seems fairly calm. He walks around avoiding the camera. Virgin Clara Rodriguez oscillates between hydrating and pacing […]

Directors pick the boys and the girls…


Virgin Director Julie Beckman Veteran Director David Bennett and his Farah Fawcett Codpiece.