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The Value of a New Perspective: Directing Cafe Variations

April 10, 2012
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What’s it like to work with director Anne Bogart and the SITI Company? Assistant Director of Café Variations, Nick Medvescek, a junior BA Theatre Studies major concentrating in Performance & Directing tell us!

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Café Variations: Interview with the Cast

April 5, 2012
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Jayson James, who plays Andrew C in the upcoming production of Café Variations, is a junior BA Theatre Studies: Performance major  at Emerson College. Jayson sat down with us to talk about the production. Watch the video!

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A Rhapsody to Inspire

April 4, 2012
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A Rhapsody to Inspire

  George Gershwin’s masterful Rhapsody in Blue is both inventive and inspirational. It’s also the musical through-line of Café Variations, the unabashedly romantic world-premiere celebration of café culture co-produced by Emerson Stage, ArtsEmerson, and SITI Company. Use Gershwin’s music to inspire your own work of artistic expression. Be inspired to create a performance, video, piece…

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Café Variations: Meet the Designers

April 2, 2012
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Interview with Brian Scott, lighting designer by Tierra Bonser Brian Scott described his role as lighting designer as a, “visual storyteller with light composition, the purpose of which is to support the way a story is being told as a whole and to acknowledge the importance of smaller stories within it that can be brought…

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Journey to the Jungle

March 28, 2012
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Last week we welcomed the twenty-first annual NewFest production to the stage with the black comedy, Rough & Tumble, by Patrick McDonald. Patrick is the recipient of the 2012 Rod Parker Playwriting Fellowship. His play, a comedic look at reality television and mankind’s too-easy spiral toward a more animalistic mentality when faced with a difficult…

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The Music of Café Variations – Gershwin’s Music

March 26, 2012
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The Music of Café Variations – Gershwin’s Music

by Magda Romanska As a child, George Gershwin would constantly get in trouble, well on his way to become a juvenile delinquent. It was sheer luck that saved him when his mother decided the family needed a piano for Ira to start music lessons. However, as soon as the piano was pulled up through the…

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