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  • Christine Liu

    Klint Flowers: Makeup is the most incredible accessory for storytelling

    Our spring production of Henry V shows off a side of the Warrior King never seen before – more rock-n-roll than pomp & grandeur. The grittiness of our staging comes through especially in the makeup. Klint Flowers, Wig & Makeup Design for Henry V, reveals some insights into his approach to the show, and the details that…

  • A Noise Within

    Celebrate Lorraine Hansberry for Women’s History Month

    Born Black and female on the Southside of Chicago in 1930, Lorraine Hansberry is best known for her masterpiece and first play, A Raisin in the Sun. After its opening in 1959, Hansberry was the first Black person, the fifth woman, and the youngest person ever to receive the New York Critic’s Circle Drama Desk…

  • A Noise Within

    Samantha Kofford: ‘Audiences Will Become Cognizant of What Happens After [Raisin]’

    Female directors are a rare species in Hollywood and in the theatre, but this year has repeatedly proven that women are more than capable of taking the reigns and producing a compelling story.  In the spirit of highlighting women in theatre, we sat down with Samantha Kofford, the assistant director for A Raisin in the Sun,…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Raisin is in Rehearsals

    First rehearsal: the moment that sets our show’s production into motion. The director, the designers, and the actors gather in one room for the first time to visualize how they want to bring the show to the stage. Everyone gets a taste of each other’s ideas and begins to connect different areas of production into…

  • A Noise Within

    Rock on to Henry V’s Playlist

    How does Resident Artist Rafael Goldstein step inside his character’s head? A rockin’ playlist. You too can gear up for Henry V  by listening to Rafael’s character playlist—a diverse collection of punk rock, hip-hop, rap, and classical symphonies that help him get in the zone for his role. “I listen to it while driving from Malibu…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Behind the Scenes: Henry V Goes Rock ‘N’ Roll

    As we wrapped up the heartfelt holiday classic A Christmas Carol, we also geared up our stage and Resident Artist Rafael Goldstein for a photo shoot for our upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. You might know Rafael from past shows, but you won’t recognize him after his transformation from the sweet-faced audience favorite to ferocious…

  • A Noise Within

    Dance With the Stars of Mrs. Warren’s Profession

    Judith Scott and Erika Soto play Kitty Warren and Vivie Warren, the central mother and daughter characters in A Noise Within’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Oct. 8-Nov.18). You will see them in full force as the commanding Mrs. Warren and the intellectual Vivie on stage, but we have an exclusive look at…

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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…

  • A Noise Within

    Behind the Scenes: Creating a Brick Floor

    Resident Carpenter, Dani Maupin, is consistently creating ingenious processes for the execution of scenic design here at ANW. The set for The Madwoman of Chaillot (playing now-Nov. 11) has a lovely brick floor… check out the video to see how we did it! Hint: it involved handmade stamps. Learn more about the show and buy…

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    Jeff Gardner is back at ANW after 25 years!

    A Noise Within chats with Jeff Gardner, sound designer for The Madwoman of Chaillot and Summer with Shakespeare program alum to talk about his experiences with the theatre, and what he’s most excited for this season! We hear that you are an alum of Summer with Shakespeare ’93! Tell us a bit about your experience, and…

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