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    Q&A with Guillermo Cienfuegos

    This is your debut at A Noise Within, welcome by the way. Can you share with us your journey before ANW?  I’ve been working as an actor (under my given name Alex Fernandez) in theatre, film, television, and voice over since 1990, when I graduated from the training program at the American Conservatory Theatre. I’ve…

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    Donor Spotlight – Sheila & Alan Lamson

    “This is home to us” – That is what Alan Lamson said to me when we started our conversation recently in the lobby of A NOISE WITHIN theatre. And it seemed true because, during my hour-long conversation with Sheila & Alan Lamson, we were interrupted several times by ANW’s Resident Artists who stopped to say…

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    Remember the Time: Radio Golf’s Message of Remembrance

    August Wilson’s Radio Golf is a riveting drama with moments of belly-aching humor as Pittsburgh’s first Black mayoral candidate, Harmond Wilks, must choose between personal ambition and communal progress. In addition to the role of director, Gregg has taken on the role of teacher in the rehearsal room. When asked about his vision for the…

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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…

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    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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