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  • 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…

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    August Wilson’s American Century Cycle

    After the Roman Empire fell in the 600s CE, theatre all but disappeared. What was once a celebrated and communal artform in ancient Greek and Roman societies, theatrical storytelling largely fell out of practice. However, around the year 1000 CE, theatre started to make a comeback. However, the artform had changed. No longer was theatre…

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    Donor Letter: Julie Daniels

    My relationship with A Noise Within began five years ago when my daughter earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by raising funds to send sixth graders from a local arts magnet school to a production of A Christmas Carol. I still remember the joy and excitement of the students as they entered the theater –…

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    Sam Shepard’s Oresteia

    Written by Stephen Dickey “I do honor the ones that have come before me. It’s ridiculous to think that you are born out of thin air…. If you don’t honor your ancestors—in the real sense—you are committing a kind of suicide.” –Sam Shepard In a 1986 interview in Rolling Stone, Sam Shepard cited some playwrights…

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    Insiders Recap: Gem of the Ocean

    Written by Rebecca Wilson For our second Insiders meeting of the season, we were honored and excited to welcome Staci Mitchell of Cal State LA as our speaker, as well as our very own Veralyn Jones (Aunt Ester) as our guest actor for the evening. The evening began with an air of excitement as we…

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    How Well Do You Know Sam Shepard?

    Whether acting on screen or writing behind the curtain, Sam Shepard brought a critically acclaimed talent and a gripping presence that has mesmerized audiences for decades. How much do you know about his life and his career? Test your knowledge!

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    Author Profile: Sam Shepard

    Sam Shepard was born on November 5, 1943 at Fort Sheridan, a military base just outside of Chicago, Illinois. Shepard’s mother, Jane Rogers, was a schoolteacher and his father, Samuel Shepard Rogers, was serving in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. As he grew up, Shepard’s family life proved to be…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Theatre of the Absurd & Buried Child

    A father who doesn’t recognize his own son. Corn that grows overnight and out of nowhere. Visions of ancestors in a car windshield. The world of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child is riddled with nonsense, unreality, and bizarre events that spin the characters on their heads, with no end goal in sight – all of which…

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    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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