Inside CASA VALENTINA Part Three: Co-Directing

What I didn’t know at the time, but came to realize, is that Michael was offering me an opportunity of a lifetime.

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Inside CASA VALENTINA Part Two: Makeup Design

The characters of CASA VALENTINA are complicated men expressing and exploring their truest selves by dressing as women. This was not about drag, neither was it about simply throwing on a dress and slapping on some lipstick.

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Inside DISGRACED Part Two: An Actor’s Journey

It’s not often that I get to tell a story with particular personal significance. As the son of an immigrant and an American I felt pulled to the duality of the character of Amir.

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Inside CASA VALENTINA Part One: An Unexpected Adventure

CASA VALENTINA is a complex, nuanced story and every character within it struggles with identity. It holds a relevant message for the state of the world today, and it is important to me, as a proud LGBT+ Ally, that I have a part in telling it.

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Inside DISGRACED Part One: Immediacy, Relationships and Truth – A Director Prepares

This story has an immediacy about it and touches people in Kansas City as it does in every town and city in the US. We are all discussing and grappling with these questions, issues, and feelings every day.

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Inside KING LEAR Part Three: Lear’s Misunderstood Daugther

In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of KING LEAR through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Inside KING LEAR Part Two: Music That’s Not Music

In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of KING LEAR through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Inside KING LEAR Part One: The Fool – A Work in Progress
Pictured: Theodore Swetz and Peggy Friesen in rehearsal for KING LEAR. Photo by Matt Sameck.  In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of KING LEAR through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past “Inside” articles click here By Peggy Friesen... Read more
Inside A LIE OF THE MIND Part Three: Playing Hurt

I’ve died twice on stage. Once I was hanged and once I was poisoned. But those were quick deaths.

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Inside A LIE OF THE MIND Part Two: Sound Design and The Country Duo

In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of A LIE OF THE MIND through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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