Author: Dwayne Ague

Cooling Down: How Actors Unwind After Taxing Performances

Most actors methodically warm up for emotionally draining performances. But what do they do to recoup reality? BY JONATHAN MANDELL Every night I had to kill myself,” declares actor Daniel N. Durant with an exasperated shrug. Durant made his Broadway debut in the recent revival of Spring Awakening as Moritz, a young man who commits suicide in a climactic moment. It wasn’t easy. “Most of my day was ...

Broadway’s Amelie

Designers perpetually astound me. This week, I spoke to two of them: David Zinn, who dreamed up the magical set and costumes for Broadway’s Amelie, and Sandra Goldmark, whose set for Vanity Fair is a thrilling collision of metaphors. I love “reading” the design of a production, because understanding how sets, costumes, light, and sound impact a story can often be a key to unlocki...

What Does ‘Foxes’ Say?

  Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Find Out Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon have been doing this a while, but they still get excited about rehearsing. For one thing, it reminds them why they keep coming back to the theatre from their regular sojourns in other media. “It’s so much fun being in that rehearsal room with Dan,” Linney says of director Daniel Sullivan, who’s helming them in Manhattan ...

Wayne Brady: Talk Less, Sing More

Read More   Wayne Brady, best known for his Emmy-winning TV work, is also at home onstage: He appeared on Broadway in Kinky Boots and is currently playing Aaron Burr in the Chicago cast of Hamilton through April 9. What’s your first theatrical memory? I think I was in first or second grade and was part of a school play or pageant. I saw James Brown on TV, and for my solo I decided to do a shi...

Tree Hugger

 A New Musical by Matt Wolfe and Bruce Monroe  Are you a fan of national parks? For several years now, I’ve been working with Bruce Monroe and some extremely talented friends to develop a musical about the life of John Muir, without whom the parks wouldn’t be what they are today. He was an adventurer with a poet’s heart, writing prose about nature that rivaled anything Thoreau or...

CLOUD-BASED APPLICATIONS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.

EmptySpace Technology LLC, established in 2006, is committed to producing high quality internet applications and offering IT consulting for the live entertainment industry and its practitioners. Our Team Sam Anderson Partner / Founder Sam has always been enthralled by the performing arts and captivated by technology.  He created EmptySpace Technology to merge theses two specialties and build inter...

SETC Theatre Job Board

Technical Director SPARC (School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community) is currently accepting applications for the position of Technical Director, a full time salaried position.        

The Actor’s Business Plan

Jane Drake Brody’s achievements encompass a life of dealing with the Art, Science and Business of Acting. From directing (and costuming) Bye Bye, Birdie! at age sixteen in high school, to the recent publication of two landmark books; “The Actor’s Business Plan” and “Acting, Archetype and Neuroscience”, she has literally transformed the lives and careers of thousands of acto...

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‘Stout’ Attitude Leads to Success

“Creativity is just connecting things.”-­‐Steve Jobs If that is true, then Becky Elizabeth Stout is a good example of what Mr. Jobs was talking about. Ms. Stout represents a new type of young performer; one possessing a wide range of expertise, education, personal experience and optimistic attitude. She connects all of her winning traits together into a fine-­‐tuned 21st century artist, anchoring ...

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