February 20, 2020

I am enough of a theater conservative to assume plays will have directors. It was not until I began working with Pigeon Creek that I learned that Elizabethan acting companies often did not have a director. They might have a company manager, stage manager, rehearsal coo...

February 14, 2020

Hey everybody! My name is Alex Weiss. I’ve been doing theater (or otherwise performing) for most of my life, but “She Stoops to Conquer” is my first production at Pigeon Creek! For my blog, I’d like to talk about one of my favorite parts of acting: “discovery”. The pro...

February 5, 2020

SO FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW...

Well, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but I have felt that way now and then since beginning rehearsals for my first show with Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company. I knew, of course, that this is an original practices ensemble and that we...

Our final performance of Twelfth Night is this Saturday, November 23, which finishes our last touring production of the year.  Executive Director Katherine Mayberry looks back at one season, and offers a taste of what's to come in 2020.

During Pigeon Creek's 2019 season...

November 18, 2019

Part 3 of 3

In the 1st installment (1) of this blog, I talked a little about the kind of music we usually associate with performances of Shakespeare’s plays.  Pigeon Creek often uses adaptations of familiar pop songs whose lyrics are topical to the play being performed,...

October 30, 2019

Not necessarily something to which I gave much thought until I was cast as Antonio in 12th Night.  I like him as a character, I think I understand many of his emotions and motivations, but I don’t think he’s inherently funny. 

Which is okay – a comedy in which...

October 18, 2019

I am from Aurora, Illinois. I attended Aquinas College and officially moved to Grand Rapids after graduation in May! I stuck around because of all the lovely people I met here. I want to work and grow with our local theatre community until it's time to head to grad sch...

Hello, Shakespeare Fans, and welcome to another edition of “Executive Director Questions.”  Occasionally I like to use our company blog to answer questions that I get frequently, either from audience or from our actors.  Today I am looking at a big question, which is w...