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Interview with Horton Foote

October 30, 2010
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Interview with Horton Foote

This is well worth listening to. The American Theatre Wing interviews Horton Foote, the playwright of the upcoming Emerson Stage production of THE ACTOR, on their amazing program Downstage Center. Playwright Horton Foote reflects on his long career, including the traveling tent shows that first inspired his love of theatre; the contrast between his Texas…

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State of the Season – Oct 29

October 29, 2010
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By Tyler York Zoom! The season has begun. We already have one show under our belt, LIGHT UP THE SKY, and have two more coming in the first two weeks of November: THE ACTOR and THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE, a double-bill of one acts, and BUD, NOT BUDDY, our annual Theatre for Young Audiences show. Both…

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Student POV: Betsy Selman on THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE

October 28, 2010
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Student POV: Betsy Selman on THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE

By Betsy Selman Trying to explain to someone else what you do by habit is incredibly difficult. In THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE, one of the characters is the stage manager for the “show” that is happening.  I have been helping the directors work with Theresa, the actress playing the role, to try to explain what a…

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Stardate 10/26/10

October 27, 2010
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Did you all enjoy Light Up the Sky? I wanted to share with you a little ditty I like to call the Top 5 List. Top Five Things Said in the Costume Shop By Visitors (and their answers.) 5.   Can you make me a new suit? Well, in theory, yes.   Do we want to make…

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Maureen Shea’s Past…

October 25, 2010
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Maureen Shea is directing The Actor and The Actor’s Nightmare for Emerson Stage. They go up November 4-7 in the Greene Theater. Now some of you may be thinking “oh my, two plays at once!” But then you haven’t met Maureen. Last season she oversaw Coming of Age, an evening of three plays by women…

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An Oldie but a Goodie

October 24, 2010
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Student POV: Cait Powers on NINE

October 23, 2010
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By Cait Powers We started rehearsals for our fall musical NINE this week. This is my third year on the stage management team for the fall musical. Previously I worked on LITTLE WOMEN and ILLYRIA but NINE is shaping up to be very unique! We have a guest director, the talented Bill Fennelly working with…

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LIGHT Dawns!

October 23, 2010
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By Julie Hennrikus Generally, I am not a fan of projections in theater. I have seen too many used badly, more in the “look Ma, we’ve got toys” than the value added vein. And the noise. I hate mechanical noise in theater, especially whirring fans. But last spring I saw Title of Show at Speakeasy…

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It’s Magic Time: Light Up the Sky

October 21, 2010
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It’s Magic Time: Light Up the Sky

By Tyler York Chills. I got chills while watching the final dress rehearsal of LIGHT UP THE SKY last night in the Paramount Theatre. We are talking goose bump, hair raising chills. Technically, as in the technical aspects of the show (scenery, lighting, costumes, props, sound, and projections… oh! the projections!), the performance is absolutely…

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Stardate: Light Up The Sky Load Out

October 20, 2010
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Stardate: Light Up The Sky Load Out

Hello Dahlings.   It’s almost time to Light Up The Sky!! This weekend, our intrepid Wardrobe Supervisor Mallory Frers and her crew, took all the costumes and loaded them into the theater. This process is not to be taken lightly.  It’s been a while since Emerson Stage shows took place away from the costume shop.  When…

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