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  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Get to Know Desdemona & Medea

    One of most unique traits of A Noise Within is our dedication to rotating repertory theatre, where several plays alternate on our stage and where our actors create an artistic muscularity from juggling different worlds and aesthetics and characters at once. This season, one such example is Angela Gulner, who plays Desdemona in Othello and Medea…

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    Meet the Women of Othello

    We love hearing from you, the audience member, about what you thought of our productions – including Othello. Recently, some of you noticed how several roles traditionally cast as men are played by women in our production and you wanted to hear from the cast about their experience. Today, we’re bringing your questions to our actors and…

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    Q&A with Military Consultant Jack LaZebnik

    A unique part of our rendition of Othello is that even though the language is Shakespeare, Venice stands in for Washington D.C. and Cypress for Afghanistan, and the characters are in modern military uniform. Director Jessica Kubzansky wanted our representation of the military to be as authentic as possible, which is why we have CPT Jack…

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    Q&A with The Glass Menagerie Lighting Designer Ken Booth

    Lighting plays a big role in Tennessee Williams’ original vision for his memory play, evoking how memories fade around the edges and shift with the passing of time. Resident Artist Ken Booth talks about how he is combining his vision with Williams’ in the lighting design of The Glass Menagerie. What attracted you to The Glass Menagerie?…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Argonautika First Rehearsal Recap

    All aboard the Argo! Our largest cast of the spring season gathered together for the first time with our captain Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and her crew of designers for Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. Julia Rodriguez-Elliott opened first rehearsal by sharing her love for the play, which she considered a fairy tale for adults…

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    Q&A with Deborah Strang: Looking Back on The Glass Menagerie

    This is not the first time that Resident Artist Deborah Strang has assumed the role of our fearless matriarch Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie. A Noise Within staged the production over twenty years ago, and now we’re re-living the memory with Deborah as she reminisces about her past experience and talks about what’s new in…

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    Behind the Scenes: Our Spring Season Photo Shoots

    Get sneak peeks to our spring lineup! Come behind the scenes with us for our three photo shoots and explore the the preliminary visions of Othello, The Glass Menagerie, and Argonautika, and learn how they will translate to the live stage. Thwarted love erupts tenfold in Shakespeare’s visceral, intimate tragedy of Othello – tearing apart friends, partners, lovers – and…

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    The Glass Menagerie First Rehearsal Recap

    Compared to the loud, boisterous activity of the large cast of new faces in Othello, the first rehearsal with the cast of four in The Glass Menagerie is smaller and quieter, but no less energized. Resident Artists Deborah Strang, Rafael Goldstein, Erika Soto, and Kasey Mahaffy have worked with each other for several years at A Noise…

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    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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    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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