Self-Blame: Abuse, Misogyny and Shame

One issue I did not explore in detail at the time is the tendency for people to blame themselves when they are under the kind of duress that’s caused by feeling trapped in an untenable or threatening situation.

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Inside THE REALISTIC JONESES Part Three: Designing Silence

In this 4-part Inside series, PerformInk Kansas City takes you behind the scenes of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of THE REALISTIC JONESES through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Amy Attaway on Typecasting, Penguin Chats, and Having the Soul of an 87-Year-Old

Abigail Trabue profiles KC actor Amy Attaway on her career to date and her current production of WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? in which she plays a KKK member at KCRep.

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Inside THE REALISTIC JONESES Part Two: Simplistic, Realistic: Set and Costume Design

In this 4-part Inside series, PerformInk Kansas City takes you behind the scenes of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of THE REALISTIC JONESES through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Three Panel Musicals: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
THREE PANEL MUSICALS Musical Theater Librettos in Three Panels. By Paul G. Miller THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE  W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan wrote 14 comic operas together within a period of 25 years. Sadly their works were hijacked by “pirates.” Unauthorized American productions could not be halted by British... Read more
Inside THE REALISTIC JONESES Part One: A Director Prepares

But, oh, it could go so wrong! It is scary and intimidating to prepare for a production of a play such as this. It is amazingly delicate. The play is labeled a comic drama. The drama coming from its central subject – dying and death.

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In Theory: Being Naked with Will Fritz

“I enjoyed using my body as a costume for the characters…much like a designer would create for you a piece of art.”

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The Power of Relationship: Sanford Meisner and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist and performer Bill Harrison’s column on life as an artist.

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Lauren Braton On Being Anyone, Anywhere and Life in Kansas City Theater

“I loved playing Violet. It was one of the most challenging and incredibly satisfying artistic experiences for me to date. I learned a lot about myself too and faced some of my own fears and insecurities while developing that role.”

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In Theory: Line Memorization with Bree Elrod

Darren Sextro’s new “In Theory” series discusses various theater topics with artists who are living and breathing the work.

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