Words Within Resident Artists’ Play Reading Series Schedule
Wednesday, April 8, 7pm
The Barber of Seville
by Pierre Beaumarchais
directed by Mary Jo DuPrey
Tuesday, May 19, 7pm at East West Players
The Good Person of Szechwan
by Bertolt Brecht
translated by Tony Kushner
directed by Stephen Rockwell
- For this reading, please click here to RSVP or call 213.625.7000 Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm.
Wednesday, June 3, 7pm
The “Lulu” Plays: Earth Spirit & Pandora’s Box
by Peter Barnes
adapted from the Wedekind plays
directed by William Dennis Hunt
Wednesday, June 24, 7pm
Six Characters in Search of an Author
by Luigi Pirandello
directed by Jeremy Rabb
Wednesday, July 15, 7pm
by Ronald Harwood
Admission to these events is free. To RSVP, call the Box Office at 626.356.3100.
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 Tuesday 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 Tuesdays from 7 – 9pm at A Noise Within theatre
Join the INsiders!
Following select performances, A Noise Within hosts informal post-show conversations with the artists. Join us on these magical nights where anything can happen!
Spring 2015 Conversation Dates
THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Noted scholars join A Noise Within artists in a lively discussion series, tailored to each production. All symposia occur on Wednesdays at 6pm and are FREE for all ticket holders. No reservation required.
Spring 2015 Symposia Dates
THE THREEPENNY OPERA | February 18th featuring Jürgen Pelzer
Department Chair, German, Russian, & Classical Studies at Occidental College
Education: M.A., University of Constance; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Professor Pelzer was raised and educated in Germany. He has published on German literature and culture from the 18th to the 21st century, with books on German cabaret, literary culture after 1945, and stereotypes and prejudice in literature, and writes regularly for scholarly journals as well as for magazines and newspapers. Currently, he is, among other things, working on an introduction to modern theories of culture. At Occidental, he teaches language, culture and literature courses, with topics such as Franz Kafka, German-Jewish literature, theatre history, German-American relations, literature and culture in unified Germany, and the history and positions of the famous Frankfurt School. In 2010 he will be teaching a two term seminar on Brecht in the Twenties and Brecht during the time of his exile after 1933.
Edited from www.oxy.edu
FIGARO | March 4th featuring Charles Morey
Charles Morey is the author of eleven produced plays, FIGARO was commissioned and produced Off-Broadway by the Pearl Theatre Company in 2012 and was named a NY Times “Critic’s Pick.” THE GRANITE STATE was premiered by the Peterborough Players in the summer of 2014. In addition he has written adaptations of the 19th century classic novels, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, DRACULA and THE THREE MUSKETEERS, an adaptation from Georges Feydeau, THE LADIES MAN and his original plays LAUGHING STOCK (which has received over 100 productions around the world) DUMAS’ CAMILLE and THE YELLOW LEAF. His plays have been produced at numerous professional theatres including: Denver Center Theatre Company, Pioneer Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare and Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Asolo Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Meadow Brook Theatre, PCPA Theaterfest, L.A. Theatreworks, Peterborough Players, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Elm Shakespeare Co., Centenary Stage Co., Creede Rep., Arvada Center, Shadowland Theatre, Sierra Rep., Theatre in the Square, Cortland Rep. and many more as well as hundreds of amateur, university and international productions as far afield as New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Austria, Singapore and Israel. LAUGHING STOCK has been playing for the past eighteen months in the repertory of the Arcadia Theatre in Moscow in Russian translation and for the past year in the repertory of the Variant Drama Theatre in Pervouralsk as well. He served as Artistic Director of the Pioneer Theatre Company from 1984 to 2012; of the Peterborough Players from 1977 to 1988 and has guest directed in major regional theatres around the country. He began his career as an actor working with many New York and regional theatres. He has served as both a panelist and on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts and on the Board of Trustees of the National Theatre Conference. He received a BA from Dartmouth College and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the MacDowell Colony. www.charlesmorey.com
JULIUS CAESAR | March 25th featuring Steve Sohmer
Steve Sohmer is a Shakespearean scholar, UCLA instructor, author of scholarly books and fiction, television writer and producer, and former network television and motion picture studio senior executive. He holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, with a concentration in Shakespeare. Steve has published many scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as three scholarly books: Shakespeare’s Mystery Play, Shakespeare for the Wiser Sort and Luther’s Lives, all from Manchester University Press.