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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What’s With Those Reviews?
As we prepared to launch PerformInk KC late last year, it was very clear to us from the beginning that not only did we want to critique work, we wanted to examine work that isn’t getting reviewed often. To serve the underserved. We want to be considering children’s theater, burlesque,... Read more
Meisner and the Art of Communication

The 1st lesson of the Meisner Technique begins with communication. It is introduced through the repetition exercise, and its importance never goes away.

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The Producing Legacy of Starlight Theatre

Starlight Theatre, known for their summer series featuring national Broadway tours and outdoor concerts, has also been self-producing for most of its 66 seasons.

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PerformInk’s Four for the Weekend

Looking to support your thriving performing arts community? Abigail Trabue’s “Four for the Weekend” highlights four shows worth putting on your weekend’s must-do list.

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Required Reading: “What Every Woman Knows”

“What Every Woman Knows” teaches the lesson that even if a woman is unattractive, she can still trap a man into marriage with her wits, as long as she suppresses her own ambitions and intelligence in the service of convincing the world that her man is really the brains and power and excuse me while I kneel before the porcelain god and vomit my brains out.

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PerformInk’s Four for the Weekend

Looking to support your thriving performing arts community? Abigail Trabue’s “Four for the Weekend” highlights four shows worth putting on your wee

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Failing Well: What To Do When You DON’T Get The Job

There’s plenty of advice out there on how to succeed at auditions, from Michael Shurtleff’s classic Audition to our own Jane Brody’s recently published Actor’s Business Plan and a thousand articles and blog posts in between. I want to talk about how to succeed at not getting cast.

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Required Reading: “American Buffalo”

What plays should be considered culturally required reading? What plays that once might have held that honor no longer stack up? In this new series, Cavan Hallman explores touchstone works of theater and their place in today’s world.

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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
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