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  • 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,…

  • A Noise Within

    First Look at Gem of the Ocean

    We were back in the studio for the second time this season with our cast from Gem of the Ocean: Veralyn Jones as soul cleanser Aunt Ester, Kevin Jackson as former Underground Railroad conductor Solly Two Kings, and Evan Lewis Smith as the play’s main protagonist Citizen Barlow. Given the play’s themes of healing and baptism…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Frankenstein First Rehearsal Recap

    “Who here has read Mary Shelley’s original novel Frankenstein?” This was Director Michael Michetti’s opening question to the cast and crew at Frankenstein‘s first rehearsal. Some hands went up, but some didn’t. “That’s okay, you weren’t expected to,” said Michetti. “Not everyone has read it, so there are a lot of misconceptions about the story.”…

  • A Noise Within

    Meet Stage Manager & New Resident Artist Samantha Sintef

    You might not have seen Samantha Sintef on stage at A Noise Within, but for years she’s been working hard behind-the-scenes to make sure our productions run smoothly. Now get to know ANW’s newest Resident Artist better! How long have you been working at ANW? I began working with A Noise Within in Fall 2013….

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    First Look at Frankenstein

    A scientist and a Creature walk into a photo studio… It’s a face-off for the Victorian age! In our Frankenstein photo shoot, Kasey Mahaffy and Michael Manuel came together for the first time as Victor Frankenstein and the Creature, along with director Michael Michetti. Our concept for the shoot explored the dualities of creator and creation,…

  • A Noise Within

    INsiders Recap: Argonautika

    On Tuesday, April 30th we celebrated our final INsiders event of the year! The night began with A Noise Within’s much anticipated 2019-20 Season Announcement, and many of our INsiders joined us for the big reveal and a champagne toast. We then headed upstairs for the main event – our evening of discussion of Argonautika….

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Get to Know Desdemona & Medea

    One of most unique traits of A Noise Within is our dedication to rotating repertory theatre, where several plays alternate on our stage and where our actors create an artistic muscularity from juggling different worlds and aesthetics and characters at once. This season, one such example is Angela Gulner, who plays Desdemona in Othello and Medea…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Meet the Women of Othello

    We love hearing from you, the audience member, about what you thought of our productions – including Othello. Recently, some of you noticed how several roles traditionally cast as men are played by women in our production and you wanted to hear from the cast about their experience. Today, we’re bringing your questions to our actors and…

  • A Noise Within

    INsiders Recap: The Glass Menagerie

    On Tuesday, March 26th, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Bradley Griffin of Pepperdine University to speak to our INsiders group about Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Dr. Griffin is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of the Theatre Program at Pepperdine University. He has been published in Theatre Journal and is the performance reviews…

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