Inside A LIE OF THE MIND Part Three: Playing Hurt

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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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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In Theory: Casting Familiar Faces with Sidonie Garrett

The single most important part of planning to tell a story is considering who your storytellers might be.

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Inside AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Part Two: Justice

In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of AND THEN THERE WERE NONE through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Required Reading: Goodnight Sweet Prince

The time has come to replace “Hamlet” as the theatrical standard-bearer.

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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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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 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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