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  • A Noise Within

    Move to the Rhythm: A Raisin Playlist

    Jeff Gardner, Composer/Sound Designer for A Raisin in the Sun, has assembled list of songs to set the mood for Lorraine Hansberry’s thought-provoking play about an African American family’s struggle with themselves and with their broken dreams in pre-Civil Rights America. Hailing from the rich musical tradition of protest in the early 1960s, the playlist below…

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    In Memory of John Lawrence

    Beloved former Board member and dear friend, John Keeler Lawrence, 77, died December 20, 2017 in Glendale, California. John was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 11, 1940, but he grew up in Hammondsport, the son of George and Mary Keeler Lawrence. His father was President of the Taylor Wine Company. His mother was…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Raisin is in Rehearsals

    First rehearsal: the moment that sets our show’s production into motion. The director, the designers, and the actors gather in one room for the first time to visualize how they want to bring the show to the stage. Everyone gets a taste of each other’s ideas and begins to connect different areas of production into…

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    Director’s Note for A Raisin in the Sun

    A Raisin in the Sun is arguably one of the greatest stage plays of the 20th century. According to American Theatre magazine, Raisin is one of the 10 most produced plays of the 2017-2018 theatre season*. This is not to suggest the frequency of the play’s viewings is proof of its value, rather it poses the…

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    Rock on to Henry V’s Playlist

    How does Resident Artist Rafael Goldstein step inside his character’s head? A rockin’ playlist. You too can gear up for Henry V  by listening to Rafael’s character playlist—a diverse collection of punk rock, hip-hop, rap, and classical symphonies that help him get in the zone for his role. “I listen to it while driving from Malibu…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    What is Words Within?

    Can’t get enough of our Resident Artists? Neither can we! In our free reading series, Words Within, our RAs produce staged readings of plays that complement our running season – whether it’s other plays written by the same author or exploring similar themes. At Words Within, you get a front-row seat to the creative mind….

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    Photos: Theatre in a Winter Wonderland

    Thanks to everyone who enjoyed A Christmas Carol with us this Winter season! We love bringing this holiday tradition to Pasadena every year. As always, our very own RA Jill Hill decorated the lobby to create a snowy white Christmas and we had apple cider and photo opportunities with your favorite characters. We also had some…

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    Trivia: ANW Artists Who Started as Students

    Look what we found! It’s a 2012 press clip from the Pasadena Sun about Summer With Shakespeare at A Noise Within. Look closer, and you’ll see a 12-year-old Seven Pierce-English getting into some mask work. Five years later, and Seven has grown up (as an artist, and in height)! In fact, you’ve seen him most recently on…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Behind the Scenes: Henry V Goes Rock ‘N’ Roll

    As we wrapped up the heartfelt holiday classic A Christmas Carol, we also geared up our stage and Resident Artist Rafael Goldstein for a photo shoot for our upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. You might know Rafael from past shows, but you won’t recognize him after his transformation from the sweet-faced audience favorite to ferocious…

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