It has been a delight to start rehearsals for As You Like It This week! I am extra excited about this show because it will be performed for FREE in a lovely outdoor amphitheater in downtown Glendale. Continue reading
I have had the joy of spending most of the past month co-directing Much Ado About Nothing with my husband. As we move toward tech week and opening night, I wanted to share a few things about what it’s been like to direct this play, in this time, particularly with someone I love so much by my side for the process. Continue reading
So this is a belated post, it’s a post I meant to put up on or just after Ash Wednesday but in the wake of another national tragedy with the school shooting in Florida I just couldn’t bring myself to finish it. The more time passed, the more I think that maybe some of these thoughts on rhythms and seasons and the everyday are still important for me to put out there so… better late than never, right? Continue reading
I’m writing this a little early because this weekend is busy- (aside from Mother’s Day, it is also my five year anniversary so I’d like to focus on celebrating that and savoring time with my husband!) but also because my kids are somehow napping at the same time and I felt motivated to write so I thought let’s seize the day! Continue reading
It’s no secret that I’m a Shakespeare devotee and this has been going around Facebook among my fellow Shakespearean practitioners so I thought I’d torture myself by trying to pick favorites even though it is kind of impossible to do so. Ask me again next week and many of these answers will change… Continue reading
So today’s blog post is a bit of a cheat because it’s where I send you all over to look at the blog post on Class6’s blog about my history with the company and a bit about our production of Macbeth. Before I add the link I wanted to briefly add that it has been so good for me to jump in as an actor again on a full length production (Lunch Time Theater shows have been lovely and Miscast was a blast but those are so different than a full rehearsal process for a full length play!) This is not a traditional Macbeth and each person in the 7 person ensemble is integral in creating the world of the play within the conceptual world of the asylum. I hope anyone in the Phoenix area will decide to spend 90ish minutes with us and check it out but be aware it is Macbeth which means Shakespearean tragedy which means some dark themes and this production does not shy away from some disturbing moments.
Without further ado, here’s the link to check out aforementioned blog post:
PS: odds of another post before we open are slim… very VERY slim.
SO… we’ve closed a few Shakespeare shows recently after some great runs. Now I’m down to one last show for the year and it is VERY loosely based on Shakespeare (mostly the names but a few lines here and there) but funny enough, I think it has more in common with another play I gushed about recently…. Continue reading
What’s Shakespearean about Hamilton… or why I’m Fangirling over this musical… Continue reading
This is a bit of a follow up to the post I wrote in January. And since yesterday was national Women’s Equality Day (though I’m not convinced we’ve quite achieved that yet…at least if we are talking about equal treatment…) it felt like as good a time as any to give an update of sorts. Continue reading