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    ANTIGONE: NOW MORE THAN EVER

    Emily James plays Antigone in a performance that is “impossible not to watch” (San Gabriel Valley Tribune). Here she confides that she feels more closely connected to this “powerful modern hero” (Los Angeles Times) than when she first read the play. “Throughout the process of rehearsing and performing Antigone, many have asked, ‘Why this play…

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    WHAT IS A HERO?

    Antigone cast members share their thoughts on heroism in their play—and beyond. EMILY JAMES, Antigone A hero is a human strewn with desires, complexes, weaknesses, and fears who continually chooses be courageous in the face of evil. A hero strives to be selfless and their act of heroism often involves helping others. But I believe…

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    Go Behind the Scenes at ANW

    Would you like to deepen your involvement at ANW this season? Make a 100% tax-deductible donation today and receive exclusive donor benefits, including behind-the-scenes access and invitations to special events, throughout the 2015-2016 season. If you would like to experience a higher level of benefits this season, please consider making a recurring gift to split…

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    Meet our “tech” guru: Samantha Sintef

    “Ask Sam!” is an exhortation one hears daily–nay, hourly!–here at A Noise Within. If anybody knows where something connected to the stage lives or how it works, Technical Coordinator Samantha “Sam” Sintef is the one who knows. Sam’s professional experience began even before she earned her bachelor’s in theatre arts at Cal State Fullerton.  “It’s…

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    All My Sons: An American Family in Full View

    “Guilty as charged,” admits co-artistic director Geoff Elliott. “I’m ashamed to say that, like so many people, my familiarity with Arthur Miller began and ended with his most-produced plays, Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, even through my days at ACT.” “It wasn’t until 1994,” he says, “when Julia and I were looking at…

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    IT’S REIGNING MEN: Resident and Guest Artists Make “Noise” This Fall

    After hearing from the lovely returning ladies last month, it was time for the guys to shine! JEREMY RABB Following his terrific turn as Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera, Resident Artist Jeremy Rabb returns this fall in two pivotal but entirely different roles: Ferraillon in A Flea in Her Ear and Jim Bayliss in…

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    Summer with Shakespeare Springs to Success!

    On any given day during our five-week camp session, A Noise Within was abuzz. Teen campers ran through their end-of-session presentation of King Lear. Tweens performed gravity-defying aerial feats on the Redmond Stage. And the small fry painted scenes to dazzling effect. The very best part? “For me,” confides Education Director Alicia Green, it’s “seeing…

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    Summer with Shakespeare soars

    With over 100 students, this year’s Summer with Shakespeare program is our most successful session yet! “Though I love administering all of ANW’s educational programs, I must admit that this program is my favorite,” says Education Director Alicia Green (who earned a master’s in drama education at NYU). “We always have a marvelous roster of…

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    Summer interns advance ANW—and gain awesome professional skills!

    It’s a win-win! Through our strong summer internship program, we further our commitment to education and professional development and enjoys the presence of talented interns seeking careers in arts management, education, and production. This summer’s interns form an exceptionally spirited group, as witnessed by their personality-laden self-written bios–and we’re thrilled to have them working with us…

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    WORLD PREMIERE! New adaptation of Anouilh’s Antigone arrives on September 20.

    When Jean Anouilh presented his interpretation of Sophocles’ fifth-century B.C. play, shock waves rippled through the City of Light for the play’s unflinching portrayal of Nazi-occupied Paris. Today, this damning reflection of the Vichy Regime remains one of the most startling artistic reactions to man’s inhumanity to man. It is also a paean to one…

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