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  • On Being Himself

    Column: You Can't Take It With You

    By: Emer Kelly and Jonathan Courtemanche

    March 01, 2013

  • Can You Take It With You?

    Column: You Can't Take It With You

    One of our current mainstage productions, You Can’t Take It With You, is based around the simple premise that the material wealth we accumulate in this life cannot be transferred into the afterlife. This is a belief held by the majority of Westerners today but we thought it might be fun to see how that translates into different cultures, both modern and historical, around the world…

    By: Emer Kelly

    February 13, 2013

  • I Swear to You

    Column: Glengarry Glen Ross

    David Mamet’s plays are notable for a variety of signature characteristics, including a propensity for hard-driving characters with noticeably foul vocabularies. His trademark, easily-recognizable style of dialogue has influenced the generation of writers that matured over the last quarter-century, and has become so ingrained into our cultural fabric that it has been given its own moniker – “Mametspeak.”

    By: Lauryn Sasso

    January 25, 2013

  • 101 Costumes and 23 Wigs: Costuming The Heidi Chronicles

    Column: The Heidi Chronicles

    Staging a production of The Heidi Chronicles involves a mind-boggling number of costumes and an amazing number of hair pieces. Just for starters there are 101 outfits, 23 wigs, 5 mustaches, 3 sets of sideburns, 1 hair hat, and 1 hair band. Only a truly talented designer could pull all of that together in a way that is enhances the telling of the story, and that is exactly what we have with Jennifer Caprio. We sat down with her on a cloudy, January day to talk process, influence, and inspiration.

    By: Emer Kelly

    January 18, 2013

  • (re)Making the Declaration of Independence

    Column: Asolo Season

    What’s a scrim, you may ask? It’s essentially a sheer, flat curtain that covers the entirety of the theatre’s vertical space. Take a look, and you’ll see how it’s made…

    By: Braden Joyce-Schleimer, Artistic Apprentice

    November 14, 2012





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