The Show Must Go On: Working When Sick

10.30.14

The 2014-15 theatre season is underway, causing me, desperately, to try not to fret over photos of strangers in first table reads as they begin to train their instruments to say those words (repetitively) throughout the rehearsal process and within ...

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How A Christmas Carol can save you and your theatre company

10.28.14

You don’t have to program it during the holidays to sell a bunch of easy tickets. That tactic works for lots of companies though, which made me wonder why. With anything as big as A Christmas Carol, there is more ...

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Technology and The Actor’s Instrument: Part Two

10.10.14

SOLVING THE PROBLEM AND REPAIRING THE DAMAGE As a Pilates teacher/movement consultant who specializes in how clients move/behave within their own environments, I spend a lot of time out of my studio space needing to be connected to clients via text, ...

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Technology and The Actor’s Instrument: Part One

10.02.14

IDENTIFYING THE ISSUE AND ADDRESSING THE REPERCUSSIONS What is required of your body to do your job? As an actor, specifically a stage actor, the better question is what isn’t required of your body to do your job? I study the ...

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A Message from Richard Thomas

09.17.14

A production of the musical Monty Python's Spamalot, slated for the South Williamsport Junior/Senior High School in Pennsylvania in 2015, was canceled by the school’s principal due to “homosexual themes.” In case you haven't been following the story, you might check ...

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Every Little Bit – In Search of Impact & Relevance

08.07.14

Every Little Bit by Jay McAdams (As Communications Director for 24th ST Theatre, I always search for how to relate impact and relevance through story. Along with my own inquiry, I want to start with a story our Executive Director felt  after ...

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The Kilroys: A Prequel

08.04.14

Some Essential Women Playwrights of the 20th & 21st Centuries In June, the Kilroys released their fantastic and important list of most recommended new plays by women. In July, partly in preparation to teach a course entitled Women in Theatre and partly ...

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All The Wrong Dreams

06.19.14

You may be surprised to learn that Arthur Miller’s tragedy for the common man, a play about a guy ‘who had all the wrong dreams,’ who is caught up in someone else’s definition of success rather than trusting what he ...

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Invisible

06.12.14

It's been said that good design is 99% invisible. Heck, that's the title of one of the best public radio shows/podcasts out there, if you're curious. But just because it's invisible doesn't mean it isn't there. Yesterday, the Tony Awards announced ...

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Be Your Best You

06.09.14

The American Theatre Wing’s Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre presentation ceremony occurred last night and portions of it were broadcast via television. I would like to take this moment to respond. Dear ATW and Broadway Producers, Let me begin with: Presenting what ...

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The Bay Area Mourns the Loss of Intersection for the Arts

05.23.14

I'll try. But I don't think I'll do the organization justice. One of the first times I went to see a Campo Santo play at Intersection for the Arts (for the uninitiated, Campo Santo is--now was--the resident theatre company at Intersection) it ...

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Steal This Idea: The Story That Refreshes

05.15.14

I think I had Twitter open for all of ten seconds today when this story popped up: Chipotle cups will now feature stories by Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison, and other authors. I didn't even have to click on the ...

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