The Rehearsal Club Documentary
The Early Years - Stage Door - The War - Golden Age - Final Curtain
Telling our story on film
The Rehearsal Club story will be permanently preserved in a documentary film. For the past several years, Rehearsal Club memories in the form of pictures and stories have been collected. They tell a compelling story of the unique place and the exceptional women who called it home.
A fund-raising letter was sent out in 2010. In October, 2011, the first cut of a documentary trailer was screened for the Steering Committee. Uniformly they agreed, it was a moving presentation. The final cut of the trailer is set to be screened for the press, donors and invited guests at MOMA in New York on June 28, 2013 during the Centennial weekend celebrations.
There is still a long way to go to realize the goal of a full length, 2-hour documentary film for PBS. New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) is serving as our fiscal sponsor. To donate, click on the link below. Scroll down the page to Rehearsal Club. All donations are, of course, tax deductible.
Lucy A. Bruell
Lucy's experience in producing and directing covers a wide range of programming. Before forming L.A. Bruell, Lucy was a Reporter/Producer for Newsweek Television, Director/Producer for news and sports broadcasts at KTSF-TV, San Francisco, and Producer for interactive programs at Lancit Media in New York. She also produced episodes of "The Babysitter's Club" for Scholastic/HBO.
She has produced a trilogy of documentaries on young classical pianists that aired on public television stations nationwide. "On a Personal Note," the final film of the trilogy (2011), was awarded a Gold Medal of Excellence at the Park City Film Music Festival. Lucy graduated from the University of California in Berkeley with a BA in Psychology and received a Masters In Journalism from Columbia University where she later taught as an adjunct faculty member. She currently leads a weekly seminar on humanism at the NYU School of Medicine. Her work has been exhibited in the San Francisco Museum of Art.