Fall Play Workshops “Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Workshops! They are finally here! Workshops! Where? The HHS Auditorium! Monday August 22 4:00-6:00pm Tuesday August 23 4:00-6:00pm Thursday August 25 4:00-6:00pm Sunday August 28 4:00-7:00pm Tuesday August 30 1-3pm Link to Audition Packet Since we are holding Aerial Workshops within these Workshops, we need to know how many people are coming … More Fall Play Workshops “Alice in Wonderland

Fairytales aren’t just for children: “The Secret in the Wings”

Homestead High School finishes there 2021-2022 season with Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings. Ms. Zimmerman, the noted playwright of Metamorphoses and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, has written a dreamlike play based on several European fairy tales in a uniquely theatrical staging. Homestead’s production runs this weekend, April 29 and 30th at 7pm … More Fairytales aren’t just for children: “The Secret in the Wings”

When does your Audition really begin?

I teach high school theatre, so my actors are constantly auditioning, they walk in freshmen year and don’t stop auditioning until they graduate.  I’ve had Milwaukee based directors ask about my graduated seniors and I’m honest about how well they work with others.  You are not only constantly auditioning in High School, but in the … More When does your Audition really begin?

THE LAFAYETTE PLAYERS (1915-1932)

POSTED ONMARCH 2, 2014BY CONTRIBUTED BY: MICHAEL KISSINGER The Lafayette Players were a dramatic stock company composed entirely of African American actors.  Originally from Harlem, this first of its kind group introduced audiences to the idea that black actors were capable of taking on a variety of roles and displaying a much greater range than previously considered possible. … More THE LAFAYETTE PLAYERS (1915-1932)

ANITA BUSH PLAYERS

POSTED ONJANUARY 23, 2008 BY CONTRIBUTED BY: ANTHONY DUANE HILL The Anita Bush Players, also known as the Anita Bush All-Colored Dramatic Stock Company was organized by Actor Anita Bush in New York City in 1915. An actor, dancer, and producer, Anita Bush turned to drama after a back injury ended her dancing career in musical theatre … More ANITA BUSH PLAYERS

The 19th-Century African-American Actor Who Conquered Europe

And why you might never have heard of Ira Aldridge. BY NATASHA FROST AUGUST 7, 2017   In 1824, a young, black New Yorker named Ira Aldridge set sail for England. Within 10 years, he was performing Shakespeare in London’s Covent Garden. By the time 20 more had passed, he had performed for royalty across Europe, made audiences laugh … More The 19th-Century African-American Actor Who Conquered Europe