December 3, 2016

Character Questions: 

1. Pick three adjectives that describe your (major) character and explain why you chose them.

The three adjectives I would pick for my character of Bianca would be playful, slightly manipulative, and stealthily shrewish. I'm guessing the last two ar...

November 18, 2016

Character Questions:

1. Pick three adjectives that describe your (major) character and explain why you chose them.

Playing Hortensio has been a very fun journey so far. In the beginning of the production, I asked Kat how she imagined Hortensio, and what I got back was so...

November 18, 2016

Character Questions:

4. What was the last role you played (for Pigeon Creek or any other company)? Describe some key differences between that character and your current character:

Going from character to character is always a challenge. The last role I played was a middl...

November 18, 2016

Process Questions:

1. What made you want to be an actor?

I actually didn't realize I wanted to be an actor until I was already doing it.

When I was in middle school, my friends convinced me to audition with them for Seussical: The Musical. I wasn't too keen on it at first...

November 9, 2016

On my first attempt to sit down and write some “director’s notes” I wrote about 500 words about the process of directing, my education and inclination as a director, and whether or not Shakespeare needs a director at all (that may end being publish as a separate blog e...

November 9, 2016

I’ve started and stopped writing this post four times now. Not because I don’t have anything to say, but because I have way too much to say. I love playing Petruchio. He has been a bucket list role of mine since college, and I never thought I would have the opportunity...

November 9, 2016

Since I was 14 years old, I’ve dreamed of playing Katharina. It all started when I was in the chorus of a production of “Kiss Me Kate.” As I watched the leads rehearsing, I was far more interested in the scenes that were pulled directly from Shakespeare’s play than the...

September 7, 2016

In lieu of a question-and-answer type blog post that the PSCS company usually writes, I’ve decided to write about what one seemingly insignificant directorial decision can do to one’s performance. The original script doesn’t bring John of Lancaster on stage until halfw...

August 26, 2016

Because Pigeon Creek's productions are so heavily doubled, the chance to do complicated stage make-up is rare. The fact our typical performance venues are small and intimate, with the front row of the audience only a few feet from the actors, means that our actor's don...

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...

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