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    Q&A with Lauren Gunderson

    Hello Lauren, we are excited to welcome your work to A Noise Within. I read in an interview with you and St. Ambrose University that your theatre career began as a young actor. Was that the moment your love of theatre began? Yes! I started performing professionally in Atlanta when I was 10 and quickly…

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    Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman: The Gift of Storytelling

    By Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad, Resident Dramaturg at A Noise Within  Manuel Puig’s novel Kiss of the Spider Woman was a critical failure when it was first published in 1976. Yet it has had what one commentator (Isaac Butler, writing in The New Yorker in December 2022) has called “a remarkable afterlife.” Puig himself adapted the…

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    Q & A With Kwayi Grimstad Ndjamen

    Hi Kwayi, I saw you as Cratchit Child / Ensemble in A Christmas Carol and you were wonderful. What do you love about acting?   I really like acting because you can be someone else that’s not you. In a way, you can escape from your life and be and embody a different person with different…

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    Q & A with Michael Michetti

    Welcome back to A Noise Within, Michael. At ANW, you have directed Frankenstein, A Picture of Dorian Gray, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet etc. What was it about Kiss of the Spider Woman that attracted you to the story? When Geoff and Julia asked me if I was interested in directing it, I knew the…

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    Donor Spotlight – Lyn Spector

    As part of our ongoing series profiling the supporters who have made the work at A Noise Within possible, Director of Development Jim Miller spoke with Lyn Spector. Lyn is a former Board member and current member of our Planned Giving Bard’s Circle. We could think of no better person to make our Valentine’s Day…

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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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