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    Q&A with All’s Well Director Nike Doukas

    Meet Nike Doukas (she/her), Director of All’s Well That Ends Well, as she talks about her work as a director and about Shakespeare’s play! What is your role as the Director? I see the director’s job most importantly as the person who guides the story. I’m there to make sure the dynamics of the play are…

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    Q&A with Anna Director Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx

    Get inside the mind of Director Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx (he/him) as he delves into his vision for Anna in the Tropics and what he is looking forward to showing onstage this spring! What attracted you to Anna in the Tropics? I’m attracted to how visceral the play is. It engages the senses. There’s the heat, the…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    All’s Well That Ends Well First Rehearsal Recap

    Capturing both a magical essence and human complexity, Shakespeare’s unconventional comedy All’s Well That Ends Well subverts what we think of fairytales and what makes a “happily ever after.” Director Nike Doukas (she/her) evoked this sentiment with her opening words at first rehearsal: “The title of this play gives away the ending, which is a strange thing to…

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    A Christmas Carol Music Q&A with Robert Oriol

    The beloved holiday tradition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol returns to A Noise Within for its 9th season this December. However, for this year’s production, the award-winning theatre composer and ANW Resident Artist Robert Oriol (he/him/his) has put his magical touch on the show by adding all-new music that will fill your heart with…

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    Seven Guitars Q&A with Gregg T. Daniel

    Gregg T. Daniel returns this fall to direct Seven Guitars, continuing A Noise Within’s exploration of August Wilson’s entire American Century Cycle. Learn more about his vision for the production. What attracted you to Seven Guitars?  There are a number of entry points into Seven Guitars which attracted me. Of course, the use of music…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Q&A with An Iliad Composer & Cellist Karen Hall

    Usually in the orchestra pit, Karen Hall has over 25 musical theater books in her repertoire and has been an on-camera cellist for TV shows such as Glee and Modern Family. Outside of music, Karen has trained in improv, clown, mime, and mask work. She enjoys pushing the visual component of musical performance to better…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Who’s Behind the Camera: Q&A with Daniel Reichert

    Ever wondered who’s responsible for the stunning promotional photos for our productions? Meet Daniel Reichert, an LA-based photographer who helps us tell the visual story of our plays from their first conception.   What was the first show that you worked with A Noise Within? How did you start working with us?   My first…

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    Q&A with Alice in Wonderland Sound Designer

    If you come to see Alice in Wonderland, listen closely for the work of our composer and sound designer, Josh Grondin. The sound design of Alice is key to transporting audience members, alongside Alice, into the curiouser and curiouser world of Wonderland.  What attracted you to Alice in Wonderland? What is most intriguing to you about…

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    Q&A with The Winter’s Tale Costume Designer

    We’re only able to bring our 1920s re-imagining of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale to life with the help of set designers, makeup artists, and our costume designer, Garry Lennon. Today, Lennon shares more about how he brings his own slice of magic to The Winter’s Tale story. What attracted you to The Winter’s Tale? What…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    First Rehearsal Recap: Alice in Wonderland

    Ours is an Alice in Wonderland that you will both recognize and be surprised by – a quirky children’s fable with astounding logical and illogical prowess, intelligent humor, and a marvelous metaphysical exploration of growing up. At the beginning of first rehearsal, Director Stephanie Shroyer expressed her enthusiasm to revive and rethink Lewis Carroll’s entourage…

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