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    The Trojan War: Fact or Fiction?

    There is little historical documentation of the ancient Greek Bronze Age, and The Iliad and The Odyssey provide some of the only written records of a Trojan War between the people of Troy and an Achaean army occurring. Because Homer’s epics provide some of the only records of the war, there is still much dispute…

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    Pride Month: Q&A with Shen Heckel

    Shen Heckel is an LA-based theatre director and jack of all trades who has worked with us on our stage as a performer in Noise Now’s TranSister Radio and the props master in Gem of the Ocean. Discover his ongoing work and how he got to where he is now. How did you get started…

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    Black History in Pasadena

    We began preparing an overview of Black history in the city of Pasadena as a part of Black History Month, but as we sought insight from local Black community leaders, we found a beauty in taking the time to hear the deeper stories and remembrances and recollections. Although February may be over, Black history is…

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    Black History Month Feature: Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy

    Meet Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy, Co-Founder and Artistic Producing Director of Towne Street Theatre, L.A.’s Premiere African-American Theatre Company. Discover what she calls her “creative evolution” from an actor to a director and a producer, as she brings under-recognized Black stories and characters to life on the stage. How did you get started on your artistic…

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    Black History Month Feature: Julie Taiwo Oni

    Julie Taiwo Oni is a Nigerian-American playwright and educator based in Los Angeles whose work recently appeared in the recent LA Escena festival with Noise Now. Kick off Black History Month with a celebration and exploration of her art and creative journey as a playwright. How did you get started on your artistic journey? I…

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    ANW COVID Safety Plan Update

    Dear Friends, The wellness of our staff, crew, and artists are our top priority as we prepare our theatre to film our Spring 2021 productions. For months, we have developed extensive plans and procedures to keep our space and our people safe before and during filming. We are also looking farther into the future to…

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    Time for A Noise Within Trivia!

    Test how well you know our theatre through our trivia quiz! Only one rule: no browsing our website for the answers as you play. (Because, you know, that would be cheating.)

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    ANW Love Story: Malik & Kelsey

    Calling all romantics! Apparently, you can find love not only in the stories on stage, but even in our theatre’s lobby. Get to know Malik B. El-Amin and Kelsey Scott, two artists who met at A Noise Within last summer and are now newlyweds as well as creative collaborators! Tell us about yourselves and what…

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    Words From Our Supporters: Part 3

    The outpouring of love continues! Thank you for your encouragements and expressions of hope as our staff continues to work from home and light up ANW’s digital stage. We hope to see you all in person soon! In the meantime, we are so grateful for all your virtual hugs. I hope you and the entire…

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