Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists in the trenches. To read past “Inside” pieces, click here. By Jack Kneessy Kansas City Actors Theatre is preparing for their third production of Season 15, Athol Fugard’s partly-autobiographical “‘Master Harold’… and the... Read more
In this latest “Inside” Jack Kneessy talks with actor Walter Coppage on creating a character, revisiting a familiar playwright, and why theater should be a safe space to explore.
Director Gary Heisserer takes us inside his directing process for “‘Master Harold’…and the boys.”
“Do I bring Nora’s anxiety and heap of other troubles home with me? It’s complicated.”
Go inside the world of “A Doll’s House” with the actors bringing it to life.
In this “Inside” series, costumer Sarah Oliver discusses the process for designing Kansas City Actor’s Theatre’s production of “A Doll’s House.”
Kim Martin-Cotten (Assistant AD) sat down with Gayla Voss (Costume Shop Manager), Jenny Green (Assistant Costume Shop Manager) and Michele Richmond (Head Cutter) to talk about building the costumes for KCRep’s current production “Pride and Prejudice.” How many costumes did you build for this show ? Let’s see… 18... Read more
Pictured: Ben Renfrow as Billy in “Billy Elliot.” Photo courtesy of Spinning Tree Theatre. Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists in the trenches. To read past “Inside” pieces, clickhere. By Ben Renfrow Tackling the role of Billy Elliot... Read more
Pictured: Ben Renfrow as Billy Elliot in the “Angry Dance” number. Photo courtesy of Spinning Tree Theatre. By Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst On September 30, 2008, Michael (Grayman-Parkhurst) and I saw the final, invited dress rehearsal of the Broadway production of Billy Elliot. (Invited dress rehearsals—when a director gives the go-ahead—have... Read more
Lauren Spencer and Walter Coppage, actors from KCRep’s current production of “Pride and Prejudice,” sat down with Kim Martin-Cotten (Assistant Artistic Director) to talk about stepping into this production. Kim Martin-Cotten: How is it to dive into a classic and find your way into what is both traditional and... Read more