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    ANW Lobby Redesign: Q&A with Kari Kroll & Francisco Chacin

    We have re-opened our doors for the 2021-2022 fall season at A Noise Within! As patrons return to the theater, they will be greeted with a new lobby to make them feel at home, courtesy of interior designer Francisco Chacin (he/him/his) and artist Kari Kroll (she/her/hers). Lobby renovations were funded by the Ahmanson Foundation, as part…

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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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    Meet Our New Board Members

    We are thrilled to announce that four members of the Los Angeles community will join our Board of Directors! Randi Tahara, Susan Toler Carr, Veralyn Jones, and Alan Blumenfeld bring a wide range of experience and expertise along with diverse perspectives to ANW as we enter the 30th Anniversary Season.  Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott said, “We are very excited to announce four new additions to our…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Pride Month: Q&A with Patrick Garcia

    Patrick Garcia is the Director of Performing Arts and Producing Artistic Director at Monrovia High School. He has been on the Board of A Noise Within since 2015 and has done numerous education programs with ANW. Read about his journey and experiences in theater and directing.   How did you get started on your career…

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    Pride Month: Q&A with Kasey Mahaffy

    Kasey Mahaffy is a Resident Artist at A Noise Within who has played a range of roles on stage and on television. He sat with us for a Q&A about his artistic and personal journey to become who he is today!  How did you get started on your artistic journey? When I was a little…

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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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    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Q&A with Shivani Thakkar

    A familiar face from Noise Now, MKM Bollystars member Shivani Thakkar sits down with us to discuss her career as a Bharatanatyam dancer. Learn more about Shivani and her experiences as a performer by reading our Q&A. How did you get started on your artistic journey? I was fortunate to grow up in an artistic…

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    Behind Sonnets for an Old Century: Playwright José Rivera

    By Sarah Wong Oscar-nominated playwright and screenwriter José Rivera is the writer behind our latest Noise Now offering, an audio production of Sonnets for an Old Century. Sonnets is comprised of 24 monologues, weaving a tapestry of poetic, magical meditations that explore yearning, connection, and community through a diverse lens.  Born in Puerto Rico, before moving to Long Island, José Rivera always…

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    An Iliad: The Theater of War

    By Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad Unlike the poet-narrator of Homer’s classical epic poem The Iliad, the Poet who relates the tale of the Trojan War in An Iliad apparently has firsthand knowledge of the subject matter. Although Homer (if an individual author with that name ever existed) recounts events that happened in the distant past, the…

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