The INsiders is an interactive club for the theatre’s literary-minded patrons. The INsiders aims to engage its members by creating a forum for ideas informed by and inspired by the season’s diverse offering of plays.
Insiders come together on select Wednesday evenings for lively discussions revolving around each of the season’s plays. Enjoy refreshments and meet new friends as guest scholars offer a fresh perspective on these timeless works. Membership includes a copy of the playscript.
Participate in two exciting, specialized workshops throughout the season! INsiders might…
- Walk through the Designer Process
- Examine a Playwright’s Past
- Explore the realms of World Drama
These additional workshops provide an avenue to travel deeper into the heart of each play.
All meetings occur on Wednesdays from 7 – 9pm at A Noise Within theatre
February 5, 2014
March 26, 2014
April 16, 2014
May 7, 2014
Current Members: $275 Single membership | $475 Double membership
New Members: $325 Single membership | $575 Double membership
Joining us for the spring? Ask about our pro-rated class prices!
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INsiders Speaker Biographies
Mark Rabinowitz (Pericles, Prince of Tyre) is a supporter of A Noise Within’s Classics Live! education program. He is a former business executive who now studies Shakespeare at UCLA. See Mark’s recent contribution to ANW’s blog HERE.
Leonard C. Pronko (Endgame)is Professor of Theatre at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Since 1965 he has directed some twenty Kabuki productions in English at the College and elsewhere. In 1997 he received the ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) Award for Outstanding Teacher of Theatre in Higher Education. Pronko has written a number of books on western and eastern theatre, including The World of Jean Anouilh, Avant-garde, Theatre East and West and Guide to Japanese Drama. He has translated the plays of Alfonso Sastre, and two early essays by Ionesco, and published monographs on a number of French playwrights including Ionesco. For twenty-seven years Pronko was Professor of Romance Languages at Pomona College and taught French language and literature and occasionally Spanish and Italian language. He continues to direct plays, including many western classics from Marlowe and Racine to Ibsen and Pirandello.
Dr. Pierre Etienne (Tartuffe) is a native of La Rochelle, France. He received his BA in French and German from Middlebury College and M.A. and Ph.D. in French Literature at Tufts University. He has taught French Language and Francophone cultures and Tufts University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Puerto Rico, Golden West College, Mount San Antonio College and El Camino College. He is currently the French Programs director at The College of the Canyons.
Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad (Macbeth) Her distinguished academic career has taken her from the position of Assistant Professor of English at Howard University to Visiting Assistant Professor at Vassar College, to Visiting Lecturer in the department of English at UCLA. She has taught subjects including composition, advanced essay writing, Shakespeare, renaissance literature, poetry, and British literature, and is author of several published works on Shakespeare. Dr. Johnson-Haddad was Performance Editor of the Shakespeare Quarterly from 1996-2003, led lectures and workshops on Shakespeare at the world-renowned Shakespeare Theatre DC from 1998-99, and acted as Scholar in Residence at The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. She holds a BA from Princeton in Comparative Literature, and a Ph.D from Yale University in Renaissance Studies.
SHAKESPEARE PLAY INTENSIVE
The Shakespeare Play Intensive is a unique opportunity for teachers to re-energize their educational practices to promote a love of Shakespeare in the classroom. In hands-on sessions, A Noise Within teaching artists will lead a thorough investigation of a single Shakespearean play. Strong connections will be made to classroom work, as a series of lesson plans are devised with the central themes, characters, and textual analysis of the play in mind. The course is designed for those wishing to expand their knowledge of Shakespeare, as well as those for whom Shakespeare is relatively new.
SHAKESPEARE PLAY INTENSIVE:Macbeth
February 24th, March 3rd: 6:00-10:00pm
March 10th, March 17th: 6:30 -10:00pm
*attendance at 2 plays is also required*
Worth 1 LAUSD Salary Point!
Four Classes for only $125*
*Register before January 31st and get $25 off!
Monday Evenings from 7:00 – 9:00pm | Dates: Jan 27th – March 17th, 2014
Instructor: Nike Doukas
Acting Shakespeare: Scenes and Monologues
Monday Evenings from 7:00-10:00pm | March 24th – May 19th, 2014
Instructor: Deborah Strang
Tuition: $360 (For ages 18 and up)
Voice for Actors
Sundays from 10am-12pm | February 2nd through March 16th, 2014
Instructor: Emily Chase
About the Instructor:
EMILY CHASE is a professional actress, singer, and director who has worked at many established and exciting theater companies, including South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, the Antaeus Company, and the Taper. Emily has taught acting and voice at Antaeus Academy and through the Los Angeles Music Center; she directs both high school and professional theatrical productions, and is a private acting coach for working actors.
British Dialect Intensive
Tuesday Evenings from 7:00 – 9:00pm | Dates: Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18, & Mar 25
Instructor: Nike Doukas