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    Metamorphoses Set Q&A with Adam Matthew

    What does it take to bring Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses to the theater? Putting a pool onstage is no easy task, but our production manager Adam Matthew is up for the challenge. Read about the process of bringing the watery world of Metamorphoses to life in this exclusive interview. What was set designer François-Pierre Couture’s vision…

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    Capital Group Q&A: 30th Anniversary Gala

    At this year’s 30th Anniversary Gala, we are honoring The Capital Group and 10 associates from the company who, over their time as supporters, have made significant contributions to A Noise Within. We spoke to all our honorees about all things ANW and wanted to share with you some of why they continue to be…

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    The Role of Lectors in Cuban Cigar Factories

    Until the 1920s, Cuban cigars both in Cuban and American cigar factories were hand-rolled. As workers rolled and stuffed cigars, it was common for a lector to read newspaper articles and novels aloud on the factory floor. The factory workers hired lectors—rather than factory owners—to entertain and inform them as they performed the monotonous task…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Deborah Strang Q&A: 30th Anniversary Gala

    Deborah Strang (she/her/hers) is an integral part of ANW – whether she’s acting in our latest show or giving out tickets from the Box Office, you know she is essential to our theatre. Learn more about Deborah and her rich history with ANW in our Q&A!  How did you first meet Geoff and Julia and…

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    Gregg T. Daniel Q&A: Black History Month

    You may know Gregg T. Daniel (he/him) from his work as a director at ANW – most recently for August Wilson’s Seven Guitars from the fall. Now, you can learn about his breadth of artistry as an actor and director from working all over the country in our Q&A!  How did you get started on…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    All’s Well That Ends Well: Too Hot to Handle?

    By Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad For a play that is concerned with many of the same challenges that society continues to grapple with today, William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well is performed surprisingly seldom. Some of the hesitation may be due to the fact that the play defies easy categorization: although All’s Well follows Shakespeare’s…

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