Theater Notes

The Joy of Words!

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We started rehearsals this week for Y York’s delightful comedy THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF NOW. A room full of actors, the director, stage manager, assistant stage manager, designers, friends, and many more gathered last night to begin work on this “lovely little play” that has such an interesting take on language.
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Loving WHEN LOVE SPEAKS

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WHEN LOVE SPEAKS

“This is the perfect time for a play like When Loves Speaks! Go with all your loved ones. Engrossing, entertaining, touching.
– Patron at our Preview

“Poetry that you might know well and poetry that you might never have heard before is combined and wound into inventive moments of passion, persuasion or pique. Poetry ...

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THALIA: What inspired you to write When Love Speaks?

DAVID:

It was a while ago, so it’s testing my memory, but I went on kind of a reading jag of poetry—and I’ve always been someone who loves reading aloud. I even lead Storytime for Grownups at the library.
I remember at the time reading a lot of this poetry and thinking “wow this stuff really sounds ...

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And we’re off!

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Rehearsals have begun for When Love Speaks. Here is a sneak peak inside what’s been going on:

Set designer Roberta Russell shows us her model, and clearly she’s excited. We are too!

 

Director Daniel Wilson makes a savvy point during the first read through. ...

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Falling in Love with Poetry!

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We are thrilled to announce our next production: When Love Speaks, a sizzling hot verse play by David Wright, with an assist from his buddies Will Shakespeare, Mighty Chris Marlowe, “The Benster” Jonson, Queen Elizabeth (the First, of course), and many other wanton wordsmiths.


Four people meet at a resort at the edge of ...

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Sen. Pramila Jayapal Leads Post-Show Discussion

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Terry Edward Moore, Senator Pramila Jayapal, and Daniel Wilson on the set of SORRY

We were honored to have Pramila Jayapal join me and director Daniel Wilson for a post-show discussion yesterday. Pramila represents District 37 in the Washington State Senate and is a candidate for the 7th Congressional District seat.  She was thoughtful, passionate and articulate (and she liked ...

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I Need Your Vote!

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Daniel’s voter registration card (and Daniel)

“I need your vote!” “I want to vote.” “Are you going to vote?” These phrases run, like a strong, connective thread, through Thalia’s Umbrella’s upcoming production of Richard Nelson’s smart, funny and very timely play Sorry, set on Election Day, 2012. But with this play, nothing—including voting—is ever just what it seems.

Are we doing the ...

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The Model Made Real

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Making the Model Real

In our last post we showed you Roberta’s model of the set.  Today we start technical rehearsals on that set!  The trees are not yet tacked down, and the floor paint is not finished.  But it’s such an exciting space to act in, and to watch actors in!  This is a house very much connected to the larger ...

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Look Who’s SORRY Now, Part 1

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“This warm gem of a place…”

Director Daniel Wilson talks with SORRY’s lighting and scenery designer, Roberta Russell.

Before our most recent production meeting for Sorry, I sat down to talk with Roberta. She is the lighting design professor at Cornish College of the Arts, and has lit numerous shows I’ve directed. Any conversation with her is a delight. — DW

Roberta, you ...

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