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


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...

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...

June 13, 2019

What makes a Shakespearean character “good” or “bad”? In much of my work with Pigeon Creek this issue doesn’t arise: I tend to present as a relatively genial, like-able guy, and the majority of my roles so far accept and play with that reality.

Romeo and Juliet is diffe...

February 2, 2019

I'm excited to be appearing in my second year at the Lake Effect Fringe Festival. Last year, along with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, we launched a show by one of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Francis Beaumont. "The Knight of the Burning Pestle" is a rather odd...

October 24, 2018

“Mr. Vesbit! You’re dead! So, why are your feet moving?”

It’s the day before opening night, and things are not going well.

“Mr. Vesbit! Your feet!” again yells Mr. Rose, my high school play director, from somewhere deep in the darkness of West Catholic’s cafetorium.

It is...

October 22, 2018

The current production of 'As You Like It' marks my tenth show with PCSC over the last 3 ½ years. Once again, I am struck by the unique challenges performing with a group that has no fixed home base.

First, the familiarity that comes with always appearing on stage in th...

October 11, 2018

Pigeon Creek proudly lists doubling as one of the many original practices that we employ in our productions.  Doubling, I think more than any of the other original practices, is still widely used in theatre of all kinds today.  If you take a close look at shows like Ha...

September 27, 2018

Hello and welcome to the first “blog” I have ever written in the history of the internet. My name is Lauren and the first fact I will share about myself is that I have a deep fear of sharing my writing. Now that this fact is out in the open I will move ahead and share...

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