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  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Who’s Behind the Camera: Q&A with Daniel Reichert

    Ever wondered who’s responsible for the stunning promotional photos for our productions? Meet Daniel Reichert, an LA-based photographer who helps us tell the visual story of our plays from their first conception.   What was the first show that you worked with A Noise Within? How did you start working with us?   My first…

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    William Shakespeare’s Romance Plays

    Shakespeare’s canon of plays can be roughly divided into four basic genres: tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances.  Seven years after Shakespeare’s death, John Heminges and Henry Condell published the First Folio, the first published collection of Shakespeare’s plays. The official title of the First Folio printed on the title page of the collection is “Mr….

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    About Alice Author Lewis Carroll

    Learn more about the man who inspired plays, ballets, films, movies, and more with his novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. The following is an excerpt from our Alice in Wonderland audience guide.  Lewis Carroll was born on January 27, 1832 as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Daresbury,…

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    Insiders Recap: The Winter’s Tale

    For our very first Insiders session of the decade, we were thrilled to welcome Dr. Kimberly Huth as our speaker to lead us in a discussion about The Winter’s Tale! Dr. Huth’s specialties in Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, drama, poetry, and critical theory helped make her the perfect facilitator for our evening of conversation. With excitement…

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    Q&A with Alice in Wonderland Sound Designer

    If you come to see Alice in Wonderland, listen closely for the work of our composer and sound designer, Josh Grondin. The sound design of Alice is key to transporting audience members, alongside Alice, into the curiouser and curiouser world of Wonderland.  What attracted you to Alice in Wonderland? What is most intriguing to you about…

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    Q&A with The Winter’s Tale Costume Designer

    We’re only able to bring our 1920s re-imagining of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale to life with the help of set designers, makeup artists, and our costume designer, Garry Lennon. Today, Lennon shares more about how he brings his own slice of magic to The Winter’s Tale story. What attracted you to The Winter’s Tale? What…

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    John Tenniel: The Original Alice Illustrator

    Behind the scenes, our Alice in Wonderland production team is brimming with ideas for transforming A Noise Within into the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. Fun costumes, colorful sets, and funky effects are all in the plans for this upcoming play. So, where is the crew of Alice getting their inspiration from? According to Director Stephanie…

  • Bridgette Ramirez

    First Rehearsal Recap: Alice in Wonderland

    Ours is an Alice in Wonderland that you will both recognize and be surprised by – a quirky children’s fable with astounding logical and illogical prowess, intelligent humor, and a marvelous metaphysical exploration of growing up. At the beginning of first rehearsal, Director Stephanie Shroyer expressed her enthusiasm to revive and rethink Lewis Carroll’s entourage…

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    Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and the Transformative Power of Theatre

    Sometimes audiences need a little extra context to fully enjoy a Shakespeare production. How can we understand the emotional stakes of Romeo and Juliet’s love without first understanding the culture they came from and the expectations for young people that came with that culture? More knowledge of the time and place for Shakespeare’s work can…

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