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    Q&A with Gem of the Ocean Director Gregg T. Daniel

    Embark on a fantastical journey as Director Gregg T. Daniel shares about his passion for August Wilson’s play Gem of the Ocean, as well as his own path to discover himself as a renowned artist and director. What attracted you to Gem of the Ocean? August Wilson is one of the great playwrights of the…

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    Q&A with Buried Child Scenic Designer Sibyl Wickersheimer

    The home is the center of it all in Sam Shepard’s twist on the American family drama in his critically acclaimed Buried Child. Who is building this home, and where does her inspiration come from? Get your answers here in a Q&A session with Scenic Designer Sibyl Wickersheimer. What attracted you to Buried Child? What is…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    First Rehearsal Recap: Buried Child

    “There’s the familiar, then there’s the surreal.” Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott described Buried Child in a nutshell. The setting: an old house in the Midwest. The characters: a bickering family. The time: 1970s. Yet as many familiar elements as there are, Sam Shepard’s cutting masterpiece shocks the senses with startling hilarity and bizarre surrealism that upend…

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    Insiders Recap: Frankenstein

    Written by Rebecca Wilson Here at A Noise Within, we were very excited to kick off our new season of Insiders sessions with our discussion of Frankenstein on August 27th. Our guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Fuson Wang of the University of California Riverside, who specializes in British Romantic Literature and happens to…

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    Q&A with Frankenstein Scenic Designer François-Pierre Couture

    If you’re curious about the magic behind the world of Frankenstein, look no further! Scenic Designer François-Pierre Couture shares about his experience and inspiration in designing for our production – from mirrored boxes to wood beams to radical set transformations. What attracted you to Frankenstein? What is most intriguing to you about this story? The most…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    First Look at Buried Child

    Every family has its dirt. In this case – literally! Our two leads Deborah Strang and Geoff Elliott had to get down and dirty to prepare for  our Buried Child photoshoot. Deborah managed to get away with an artful smattering of dirt, but Geoff had to smear mud all over his face and his hands…

  • 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,…

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    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…

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