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    Jessica Kubzansky’s Director’s Note for Othello

    For me, Othello is a story about the terrible power of love when it is thwarted. For all its broader social and political messages, this play is also a small, deeply personal story about two men who have battled together, have had each other’s backs, and have been brothers through the wars together. It is…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Othello’s First Rehearsal Recap

    We loved kicking off the spring with the first rehearsal of Othello! The rehearsal room, quietly dim for several weeks, was soon filled to the brim – actors being measured for costumes, the walls strewn with costume sketches and inspiration photos, and designers adding finishing touches to their presentations. Now, we can give you the…

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    INsiders Recap: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    On November 20th, 2018, A Noise Within held our final INsiders meeting of 2018. This meeting, focused on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, saw our biggest audience yet – 30 total attendees! Our speaker was Dr. Stephen Dickey of the UCLA English Department. Dr. Dickey’s course repertoire includes Shakespeare, poetry, drama, and the English Renaissance….

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    What Does “Relaxed Performance” Mean?

    You might have heard us talk about our sensory-friendly relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol, but do you know what that actually means? How can you know if a relaxed performance is right for you and your family? Learn more from our Director of Education and Community Outreach, Alicia Green. What does sensory-friendly mean? Lights…

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    Q&A with Frederica Nascimento on the World of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

    Join a conversation with Resident Artist Frederica Nascimento about her scenic design background and her inspiration for the world-building in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. What attracted you to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead? I am always inspired by Tom Stoppard’s plays. He is brilliant. The two characters appear on stage when they are off-stage in…

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    INsiders Recap: A Picture of Dorian Gray

    October 23rd saw A Noise Within’s biggest INsiders meeting yet! 17 people came to hear Dr. Richard Ruppel of Chapman University discuss Michael Michetti’s adaptation A Picture of Dorian Gray, running at A Noise Within now through November 16th. Dr. Ruppel is a scholar of British Victorian literature. Last spring, he taught “Ladies and Gentleman:…

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    Q&A with Jenny Foldenauer on the costumes of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

    We’re always wanting to give our community more insight into the work that goes behind every production. Read on as Jenny Foldenauer walks us through the inspirations behind her designs and the impact she hopes to exemplify through her designs. What attracted you to Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead? It was the questioning and reflection…

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    Q&A with Dorian Director Michael Michetti

    Many audience members had burning questions in their minds after seeing A Picture of Dorian Gray, and Director Michael Michetti has graciously taken the time to give us more insight to his adaptation and production. Q: How did you decide the portrait should be full-length and nude? Was it like that in the book? A: There aren’t…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Return to the Music of Dorian Gray

    Sound Designer and Resident Artist, Robert Oriol, was part the crew for the original run of A Picture of Dorian Gray at Boston Court when the show originally premiered. Here, Oriol sheds some light about his work on the production and some of the feelings he hopes to convey to the audience. What was it like working…

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