February 12, 2019

As I write this we are about to have a rehearsal for the first time in a week. We have missed four full days of rehearsal. So a lot of my character work on Trigorin, at least in terms of on stage relationships has taken a back seat this week to working only with the sc...

June 12, 2018

When audiences come to see Pigeon Creek shows, there are a number of things they can
expect to see.


1.) Really awesome Shakespeare performances
2.) All of the other audience member (we perform with universal lighting)
3.) Minimal sets, usually just a bench or some bloc...

November 19, 2017

Warning - This blog contains spoilers for Pigeon Creek’s production of “King Lear.”

Over the last month or so, I’ve had multiple conversations that have gone more or less like this:

Them: So what play are you working on right now?

Me: King Lear

Them: Ooh a tragedy! What ch...

August 16, 2017

One of the ideas that we promote at Pigeon Creek, is that the work an acting company does back stage is just as important as the work that happens on stage. Oscar worthy performances can be ruined if, for example, a set piece doesn’t get placed in time, there is distra...

April 21, 2017

Scott Lange (Leonato) has been involved with Pigeon Creek since 2003. He directed the first production of our 2017 season, Titus Andronicus. He was nominated for a Wilde Award for his role as Ariel in The Tempest. He has previously appeared as Rosalind in As You Like I...

August 19, 2016

I’ve been thinking recently about how the performance of a play gets put together.  There are the very obvious things, of course.  The actor gets the script and memorizes lines, the director blocks the production and guides the actors in their portrayal, costumes are s...

April 12, 2015

 

 

I need to start this blog off with a spoiler alert.  I’m going to give away how The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company’s production of Julius Caesar handles stage blood.  Or, more specifically, how it “doesn’t” handle blood.  

 

If you asked a number of random...