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  • Bridgette Ramirez

    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…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    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…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    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…

  • A Noise Within

    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…

  • A Noise Within

    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…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Q&A with An Iliad Composer & Cellist Karen Hall

    Usually in the orchestra pit, Karen Hall has over 25 musical theater books in her repertoire and has been an on-camera cellist for TV shows such as Glee and Modern Family. Outside of music, Karen has trained in improv, clown, mime, and mask work. She enjoys pushing the visual component of musical performance to better…

  • A Noise Within

    Women’s History Month: Q&A with ANW Staff

    For Women’s History Month, we are highlighting several of the amazing women on our staff. Whether they are in the front of house, our office, or even our stage, these women make the magic happen at our theatre. How did you end up in the career or job you have now? Deborah Strang (Subscriber Services…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Black History in Pasadena

    We began preparing an overview of Black history in the city of Pasadena as a part of Black History Month, but as we sought insight from local Black community leaders, we found a beauty in taking the time to hear the deeper stories and remembrances and recollections. Although February may be over, Black history is…

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