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    INsiders Recap: The Glass Menagerie

    On Tuesday, March 26th, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Bradley Griffin of Pepperdine University to speak to our INsiders group about Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Dr. Griffin is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of the Theatre Program at Pepperdine University. He has been published in Theatre Journal and is the performance reviews…

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    INsiders Recap: Othello

    On February 13th, 2019 we were thrilled to have Dr. Amy Kenny, a Shakespearean Scholar and dramaturg, return to speak at our first INsiders meeting of the year on Othello! Dr. Kenny attended the University of Sussex, where she received her PhD in early modern literature and culture. Her thesis focused on Shakespeare’s medical representation…

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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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    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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    INsiders Recap: Man of La Mancha

    A Noise Within’s first INsiders meeting of the 2018-2019 season was a hit thanks to our speaker, Dr. Bonnie Gasior! On September 25th, we had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Gasior dive deep into the world of Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote. Dr. Gasior is a Spanish professor at the California State University in…

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    Academic Decathlon 2018-19 Teams Up With Rosencrantz and Guildenstern!

    “Academic Decathlon was one of my formative high school experiences. The positive ripple effect continues to spread twenty-plus years later. Academic Decathlon fostered a thirst for knowledge deep and wide, as well as an aptitude for critical thinking, study skills, and a work ethic that would continue to serve me after high school through college,…

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    That’s a Wrap at Summer with Shakespeare!

    We had a blast this year at Summer with Shakespeare at A Noise Within! This ever-growing program seeks to engage and educate young artists, while inspiring both an understanding and a passion for Shakespeare and the performing arts. This summer we had a record 150 students who enjoy numerous classes including voice, movement, acting, stage…

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    Family Night with the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools

    This spring, ANW has been delighted to work with students from Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles. ANW’s Education team hosted a series of workshops on campus, teaching students about everything from set design to Shakespearean acting, sword work, and costume design. Then on the night of February 16th, 350 students and their family…

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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…

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    Interview: How Youth Acting Classes Led to Stage Time in ‘Tale’

    Faith Boeke’s professional theatrical debut is this season in A Tale of Two Cities as a member of the mob. This past summer, she was a student participating in Summer With Shakespeare at A Noise Within, which gave her the courage to audition and get cast in a show for the 17|18 season! We talked to…

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