This is Eavesdrop, a series of conversations between artists, playwrights and audience members. Today we listen in on a chat between actor Mehry Eslaminia and Debra Piver, a resident teaching artist at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, about the upcoming production of Home in the Heart: An Adaptation for Students of Sandra Cisneros's "The House on Mango Street". The program will be presented February 1-10, 2017 at the Boulder Public Library. Get tickets here.
This is Eavesdrop, a series of conversations between artists, playwrights and audience members. Today we listen in on a chat between Local Theater Company co-founders Pesha Rudnick and Megan Mathews about preparations for the launch of Literature Live!, featuring a performance of An Adaptation for Students of Sandra Cisneros's "The House on Mango Street". The program will be presented this February 2017 at the Boulder Public Library.
When the attack happened on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, this past summer, playwright Caridad Svich reached out to Local Theater Company to participate in a staging of After Orlando, an international “theater action” curated by our friend Caridad and her colleagues.
We love Caridad. Her belief in the power of theater to offer a platform for dialogue. Her ability to bring good people together to do something important. Her tremendous talent. It was an honor to be asked. We were eager to do something in solidarity with Orlando. We were also neck-deep in preparation for our production of The Firestorm.
What a huge gift it was when Denver’s Benchmark Theatre decided to move forward with producing After Orlando--which will benefit the Human Rights Campaign--on Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15. Benchmark’s founder, and Local associate artist, Kate Folkins invited us to participate. My first call was to actor Jim Walker, a man I find to be uncommonly intelligent and thoughtful.
This is Eavesdrop, a series of conversations between artists, playwrights and audience members. Today we listen into a dialogue between Timothy McCracken and Maduka Steady about their experience performing in The Firestorm, which ends a celebrated run at Dairy Arts Center on Sunday, Nov 13. We asked them to reflect on their time in The Firestorm.
We believe The Firestorm can be a catalyst for important discussions about relationships and race in Boulder. Please make plans to join us for one of the following three performances that will feature an audience discussion moderated by Betty Hart and include performers and artistic leadership from The Firestorm.
Instagram Artist in Residence George Lange has been sneaking into our rehearsals for the past couple of weeks, and has captured some beautiful shots of our cast and production team at work. As The Firestorm blows into Boulder and Dairy Arts Center this weekend for our run through Nov 13, take a look at these images in the rehearsal room.
As we began production work on The Firestorm, Director Pesha Rudnick found herself revisiting her college curriculum on social justice, race relationships in America, and searching for writings about white privilege. If this is a play about a marriage, why start there?
This is Eavesdrop. The first in a series of conversations between artists, playwrights and audience members participating in our world premiere production of The Firestorm, which opens at Dairy Arts Center on Thursday, Oct 13. Today, we listen in on a discussion between playwright Meridith Friedman and actor Jada Suzanne Dixon about the play development process.