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...

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...

April 30, 2012

Rachel Pineiro on creating Benvolio for Romeo and Juliet.

 

When I accepted the role of Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, I naturally assumed the part would be changed to Benvolia. Obviously, I was not well acquainted with Pigeon Creek’s practices: e.g. embracing the traditi...

April 23, 2012

Scott Wright discuss Friar Laurence on his "back side" for Romeo and Juliet.

 

To stage actors whose experience is mostly in the traditional proscenium-type set up of modern theaters, the world of thrust-staging and ensemble directing is a strange and alien place. Not be...

April 13, 2012

Alisha Huber on Directing Romeo and Juliet.

 

As I was getting ready to direct Romeo and Juliet, one concern kept running through my head: What do you do with a play that everyone knows? If you didn’t read Romeo and Juliet in ninth grade, you are in the extreme minority....

April 3, 2012

Chaz Albright on his role as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet.

 

Is life fair? It appears not… Are good deeds rewarded? haha…

 

Tybalt. King of cats. That’s my name. Many consider me a hot-headed, vengeful hooligan! WOW… I am all those things… but I am such in the spirit of hono...

March 23, 2012

Katherine Mayberry on Lady Capulet, her character in Romeo and Juliet.

 

The role of Lady Capulet is one that unfortunately can slip too easily from the audience’s notice in the midst of the central tragic love story in Romeo and Juliet. For many audience members, Lady C...

March 19, 2012

Sean Kelley discusses the challenges of playing one of the title characters in Romeo and Juliet.

 

Romeo is one of the most challenging roles I have played, and the first part I will have played twice. Romeo and Juliet is often called the most produced play of all time,...