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  • A Noise Within

    First Rehearsal Recap: The Winter’s Tale

    “Does not the stone rebuke me for being more stone than it?” – The Winter’s Tale, Act V Scene III Our production of The Winter’s Tale streamlines to the core story of Leontes, who transforms from an egocentric paranoid king who builds monuments to himself, to a humbled man who wants nothing more than reconciliation. At…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Behind the Scenes of The Winter’s Tale Photoshoot

    Is there a more fantastical transformation than breathing life into a statue? Thanks to the expert touch of our hair and make-up designer Shannon Hutchins, we sprinkled a bit of magic on our two leads – Resident Artist Frederick Stuart as King Leontes and Trisha Miller as Queen Hermione – to turn them into living…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Meet the New Ghost of Christmas Past

    Trisha Miller has joined our annual A Christmas Carol for the first time ever this year as our Ghost of Christmas Past. Get a fresh perspective on our classic production of a classic holiday fable and read our Q&A with her below! What about the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past appeals to you…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Q&A with Michael Manuel

    Michael Manuel has taken our stage by storm in several of our recent productions, and today he is talking about his current role as Tilden – the eldest son of the bizarrely familiar family unit in Buried Child. Get his insight as an actor and a prominent character in Sam Shepard’s shockingly raw and fiercely…

  • A Noise Within

    Q&A with Gem of the Ocean Director Gregg T. Daniel

    Embark on a fantastical journey as Director Gregg T. Daniel shares about his passion for August Wilson’s play Gem of the Ocean, as well as his own path to discover himself as a renowned artist and director. What attracted you to Gem of the Ocean? August Wilson is one of the great playwrights of the…

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    Q&A with Buried Child Scenic Designer Sibyl Wickersheimer

    The home is the center of it all in Sam Shepard’s twist on the American family drama in his critically acclaimed Buried Child. Who is building this home, and where does her inspiration come from? Get your answers here in a Q&A session with Scenic Designer Sibyl Wickersheimer. What attracted you to Buried Child? What is…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    First Rehearsal Recap: Buried Child

    “There’s the familiar, then there’s the surreal.” Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott described Buried Child in a nutshell. The setting: an old house in the Midwest. The characters: a bickering family. The time: 1970s. Yet as many familiar elements as there are, Sam Shepard’s cutting masterpiece shocks the senses with startling hilarity and bizarre surrealism that upend…

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    Q&A with Frankenstein Scenic Designer François-Pierre Couture

    If you’re curious about the magic behind the world of Frankenstein, look no further! Scenic Designer François-Pierre Couture shares about his experience and inspiration in designing for our production – from mirrored boxes to wood beams to radical set transformations. What attracted you to Frankenstein? What is most intriguing to you about this story? The most…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    First Look at Buried Child

    Every family has its dirt. In this case – literally! Our two leads Deborah Strang and Geoff Elliott had to get down and dirty to prepare for  our Buried Child photoshoot. Deborah managed to get away with an artful smattering of dirt, but Geoff had to smear mud all over his face and his hands…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Gem of the Ocean First Rehearsal Recap

    Before first rehearsal for Gem of the Ocean began, Director Gregg T. Daniel invited Choreographer Joyce Guy to help him perform a libation ceremony. Joyce Guy, with dangling earrings shaped as the African continent, followed after him as he poured wine from a gourd on each of the four corners of the room. As they walked,…

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