The term ‘director’ conjures up images of the special chair (much like a throne), the top dog, the person telling the minions what to do. Some actors, interestingly, still think of the theatre director in this way – happy to pass over all responsibility and decision making to that one person who apparently knows everything … More Redifining the Director
“Just because society, and government, and whatever was different 100 years ago, doesn’t mean that people didn’t have sex, pick their nose, or swear.” -Kate Winslet As we look at a season filled with stories either set or written long ago, it’s interesting to think about how much or really little we have changed. 100 … More Modernity in Antiquity
Before the class had even begun, these advanced acting students already had a homework assignment… come with a memorized monologue to the first day of class. This is their presentation.
…is being allowed to explore the truth of experiences I’ve never had and feelings that are not my own. Playing different characters in different fictions and different worlds is like traveling to foreign countries. Characters I play may do things differently from me, may feel differently, may react differently in different situations, but they are … More “The best thing about acting…
“Having spent so much of my life with Shakespeare’s world, passions and ideas in my head and in my mouth, he feels like a friend – someone who just went out of the room to get another bottle of wine.” – Sir Patrick Stewart
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