Avant-garde composer John Cage started out as a disciple of Arnold Schoenberg. He greatly looked up to the exiled Austrian as a model of how a true artist ought to live. Cage, in turn, inspired generations of artists and composers both through his work – which incorporated elements of chance into his music – and … More 10 Rules for Students and Teachers
It’s here! The full version of our “Romeo and Juliet” filmed by our amazing English teacher, Mr. Bauer! Thank him for this amazing filming of our Opening night performance!
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
Every year, there’s a so-called exposé on the traumatic aftereffects of war, as if that grim fact were news. The truth is that as we shift from stones to clubs to spears to swords to cannons to muskets to machine guns to gas to bombs, we’re only changing the type of destruction, not the results. The only difference … More Tonight’s the Night!
Ajax in Iraq tells the parallel stories of the eponymous Greek hero of Sophocles’ tragedy Ajax and a young female soldier in Iraq named AJ. Ajax, gripped by jealousy and anger and driven mad by the goddess Athena, slaughters a herd of livestock in a violent rage. Meanwhile, in contemporary Iraq, AJ experiences horrors that … More Stop and look around
A thought-provoking social statement about war and injustice, with compelling acting and an accomplished Directing production. Plato once said “only the dead have seen the end of war,” expressing with prophetic accuracy his belief that war would always be a constant in the history of human kind. And it’s precisely the topic of war and … More Ajax in Iraq
I have been mulling over what to write for the past week, this post marks our 100th post. So it seems fitting that the 100th post be a year in review. Just a little under a year ago Homestead Theatre started this blog and I’m surprised it’s lasted this long… yes there were a lot … More The Year in Review