Dear Mequon Moms and the PTA of Mequon-Thiensville School District In every community there is a demographic, a special interest group, who hold a particular majority of power. Due to the socioeconomic makeup of that community their voices ring out a little louder than everyone elses. It doesn’t necessarily stem from the fact that they … More Dear MTSD Parents
This point comes up every time I work with an actor. I spent 20 years of my life as an actor trying to sort this out. And another 20 years as a director and coach. Let’s start with the question – ‘What is a character?’ – a character is a person from real-life or fiction … More You or the Character?
It took longer then I thought, but finally I have put together a photo book for this years theatre season. This is a great way to remember all the plays and friends you made over the year. It includes photos from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Homecoming Parade, Brigadoon, Stage Crew, The Musical Comedy Murders … More Reality Not Required Photo Book
The Royal Shakespeare Company is, according to the Guardian, planning on live streaming a performance of Richard II starring David Tennant around the world. I literally cannot even form a coherent sentence to explain how excited I am right now!
I give this speech to my students when they’re going in for a big audition, be it college auditions or local productions; anywhere the stakes are high and there are kids involved. There’s a certain kind of coping mechanism some people use to deal with the stress of auditions that involves subtly undermining the confidence … More Tips to Avoid the Mind Games People Play at Auditions
When I was fourteen, I saw the Fellowship of the Ring movie as it premiered and the other Lord of the Rings films as they came out. And I loved them. More than I had loved any non-Disney movie up until then. Even now, 12 years, my sister and I make whoever is with us … More Fairy Tales
“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.’ I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit