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  • 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…

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    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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    “Give Me the Ocular Proof”: Doubt and Racism in Shakespeare’s Othello

    By Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad William Shakespeare’s Othello has long been considered to be one of the playwright’s four greatest tragedies. As is the case with virtually all of Shakespeare’s plays, the plot of Othello was not invented by Shakespeare; its source is a story written by an Italian author named Giraldi Cinthio that was published…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Memory & Memoir: Q&A with the Glass Cast

    What if our actors followed the footsteps of their playwright? Tennessee Williams is famous for writing from his own life and memories in The Glass Menagerie, so we wondered what stories our Glass cast would share if given the same opportunity. Hear from our Resident Artists about their childhood experiences and how those experiences shaped them as the…

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    INsiders Recap: Othello

    On February 13th, 2019 we were thrilled to have Dr. Amy Kenny, a Shakespearean Scholar and dramaturg, return to speak at our first INsiders meeting of the year on Othello! Dr. Kenny attended the University of Sussex, where she received her PhD in early modern literature and culture. Her thesis focused on Shakespeare’s medical representation…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Q&A with Military Consultant Jack LaZebnik

    A unique part of our rendition of Othello is that even though the language is Shakespeare, Venice stands in for Washington D.C. and Cypress for Afghanistan, and the characters are in modern military uniform. Director Jessica Kubzansky wanted our representation of the military to be as authentic as possible, which is why we have CPT Jack…

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    Life On Stage: Autobiographical Influence in Williams’ The Glass Menagerie

    “In my early plays I created from my family—my sister, mother, my father’s sister.” — Tennessee Williams in an interview with The New York Times in 1975 Early in his career, Tennessee Williams often looked to his family and his own life experience for writing inspiration. Indeed, Williams’ first major success, The Glass Menagerie, is…

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