Inside THE REALISTIC JONESES Part Four: Comedy and Balance with John Rensenhouse

John Rensenhouse, the Director of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, is no stranger to any form of theater. Comedy, however, presents an interesting challenge, especially when you need to balance it with a healthy dose of realism and pathos.

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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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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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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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Inside A RAISIN IN THE SUN Part Two: 1st Rehearsal Excitement

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk’s INSIDE series takes you into the world of Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past INSIDE articles click here.

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Inside A RAISIN IN THE SUN Part One: Conversation With the Directors

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk’s INSIDE series takes you behind the scenes of Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Inside MY OLD LADY Part Three: Old, New, and Original Sound Design
In this 3-part feature, PerformInk Kansas City’s INSIDE series takes you behind the scenes of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of MY OLD LADY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past articles click here. Part Three By Jonathan Robertson, Sound Designer. The sound... Read more
Inside MY OLD LADY Part Two: Crafting a Moment

In this 3-part feature, PerformInk Kansas City’s INSIDE series takes you behind the scenes of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of MY OLD LADY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Inside MY OLD LADY Part One: A Directors Journey To First Rehearsal
Pictured: Playwright Israel Horovitz. In this 3-part feature, PerformInk Kansas City’s INSIDE series takes you behind the scenes of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of MY OLD LADY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. Part One By Darren Sextro, Director As much as I’d like... Read more
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