My Last First Date…

One of my regular readers (who also happens to be my sweet cousin!) asked me, after reading about some of my dating nightmares, what my first date with my husband was like. This post is a much belated response to that question… Continue reading

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Miracles: A Mother’s Day Reflection

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

Happy (belated) Birthday Shakespeare!

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

Macbeth: Creating some creepy times

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:
http://class6theatre.blogspot.com/2016/03/meet-cast-of-macbeth-amanda-noel.html

 

PS: odds of another post before we open are slim… very VERY slim.

Bardolatry: The Taming

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

Becoming the Change I Want to See: On Being a Female Theatre Artist Revisted

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