theTEN with Elizabeth Reese

How does Elizabeth Reese really feel about the musical FIRST IMPRESSIONS?

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Inside SKYLIGHT: Planning a Food Journey
PerformInk takes you inside Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of SKYLIGHT through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past “Inside” articles click here. By Elizabeth Sampley I am normally a Stage Manager, put love to do Props Design on the side. Our director, Darren Sextro,... Read more
Inside SKYLIGHT: Personal Connections with Katie Karel

Since my first encounter with this play, my life has taken an absurd amount of turns.

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theTEN with John Rensenhouse

Mr. Clean. Come on. That’s obnoxious.

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Inside ONCE ON THIS ISLAND: Where Do I Belong?

It was a struggle, to be frank, and as I tried to find my connection to the character, little did I know how identifiable his life was to mine. Never quite feeling as if I belonged to a group of Black people or to a group of White people.

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Inside ONCE ON THIS ISLAND: Disovering Ti Moune

I must admit I did not know much about Ti Moune, except that she is a young Caribbean islander and I am a young-ish American with a Midwestern, newscaster, accent.

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Inside ONCE ON THIS ISLAND: Choreography and Understanding

Once on this Island requires a rather close collaboration between director and choreographer, perhaps even more so than many musicals since the piece is essentially wall-to-wall music.

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Inside FULL GALLOP: “What Is It Exactly, That You Do?”

“What is it, exactly, that you do?” That, or some variation, is the question I get asked the most. What does a director do? Every other job in the theater is easy to define.

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Inside FULL GALLOP: The Actor-Audience Relationship

“But when those lights come up and the music fades out it’s just me. And you, the audience. You are my scene partner. I have to feed you the right lines and hope you return the favor. I have to hope you are responsive and attentive. I have to confide in you and cajole you and a couple of times even insult you.”

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Inside FULL GALLOP: A Leap of Faith
In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of FULL GALLOP through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past “Inside” articles click here. By Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst The first question I’m often asked by patrons is, “How did you find this show?”... Read more
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