January 25, 2009

A menagerie of people in one room

Any "first read" at the start of rehearsals for any play is exhilarating, and often overwhelming. When you have TWO plays beginning at the same time, it's a bit like waltzing with a two-headed monster.

Our decision to simultaneously mount two plays with two directors, one design team, and two casts--with the exception of the two actors who head both casts--is creating a lovely two-headed creature.

Last weekend we heard each cast read their play together out-loud for the first time.

Then, from the designers, a glimpse into the alchemy that makes theatre more than just reading out-loud.

The rotating repertory of The Changeling and Tallgrass Gothic is underway!

January 4, 2009

Rotating Repertory of The Changeling & Tallgrass Gothic

Amanda Powell and Caffeine Artistic Associate Jeremy van Meter
head both casts, showcasing two very different takes
on an encounter fraught with dark desire.

The Changeling

by Thomas Middleton & William Rowley

Directed by Rachel Walshe

Tallgrass Gothic

by Melanie Marnich

Directed by Jennifer Shook

March 14-April 12, 2009

(Previews March 12 & 13)

at The West Stage in the Raven Theatre Complex

6157 N Clark (at Granville)