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  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Anna in the Tropics First Rehearsal Recap

    Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics ripples with raw passion and intriguing drama that pulls the workers of a Cuban-American cigar factory through an explosive transformation as a lector reads them Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. In his opening remarks for first rehearsal, Director Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx (he/him) said: “We’re looking for a distilled elegance and beauty in…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    The Women of Shakespeare Q&A

    Who better to talk to about the world-shaking women in All’s Well That Ends Well than to talk to the women in our production! Enjoy insight from Director Nike Doukas (she/her) and Resident Artists Erika Soto (she/her) and Deborah Strang (she/her), who play Helen and the Countess of Rosillion, respectively.  What does women empowerment look like for Helen…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Q&A With Erika & Bernard

    A no-name woman with healing abilities. A powerful but ailing king. Their first meeting sets the events of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well into motion. Erika Soto (she/her), who plays Helen, and Bernard K. Addison (he/him), who plays the King of France, got together to talk about their characters and how their interactions speak to the…

  • A Noise Within

    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…

  • A Noise Within

    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…

  • A Noise Within

    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…

  • A Noise Within

    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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