As I put on yet another layer of black grease paint and eyeliner on my face, I tried to remember how I got here, to this moment. How a subtle and loosely constructed conversation at a coffee shop led to staring into the glowing hot incandescent light bulbs of a dressing room in a college … More The Road We Traveled by Betsy Baker
Four years ago I wrote a post on this blog titled “What is the point of Theatre?” It showed up on my facebook memories yesterday and I wanted to share it again. Here is my post from 2013 in a different format.
There’s a famous story about a conversation that the writing team had during the creation of Fiddler on the Roof. The director, the great Jerome Robbins, was not completely happy with how the show was evolving. He asked the writers, Joseph Stein, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, a simple question: “What is this show about?” … More Why “Fiddler on the Roof”?
Nimble acrobats twirl on aerial silks with balletic grace worthy of a full-blown Cirque Du Soleil show. The performers don bodysuits with eye-catching purples and vivid blues, their costumes scintillate under grand spotlights. Using several aerial dance apparatuses and a bare stage, they play out a story for their eager audience. This show and these … More How Physical Theatre Changed My Life over the Course of 4 Years and How it can Change Yours Starting Today
Contrary to popular belief I do not throw darts at show posters to pick my season, nor do I pick out of a hat. Traditionally I do send a desperate plea to Mac, our former theatre teacher and Mr. Bowers for ideas. Finally I talk to Wayne, and let me tell you, he is NOT … More How to Pick a Theatre Season…
World Theatre Day is the creation of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion. One of the most important of these is the circulation of the World Theatre Day … More World Theatre Day – 27 March
What do you play? Everyone’s personal trainer and team energizer. And Captain Hook on the side. What do you love about this character? Hook is kind of a drama queen… It’s fun playing that person that always complains about everything and makes a big deal out of every situation. I’d like to believe I’m not … More Meet the Artist: Lily Higgins