Monthly Archives: May 2013

Until Death?

The issue of marriage equality has been all over the news lately. More and more polls indicate that the majority of Americans support the granting of equal marriage rights to consenting adults of all races, sexes, and stages of decay. … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Bristol Riverside Theatre: Technical Prep

Not all rehearsals focus on dialog and acting.  For a few days, technical work takes center stage. In the week leading up to opening night, lighting and sound design is worked out in collaboration between lighting designer Ryan O’Gara, sound … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Bristol Riverside Theatre: Costumes

On Saturday May 4th, I arrive at the rehearsal studio after the lunch break.  I’m early for a scheduled meeting with the costume department, but just in time to catch a hymnal recital.  This time, the cast is practicing Rock of … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Get Out of My Brain

Spring is here at last, and the fear of limb loss due to freezing has finally passed. My little shamblers made it through the winter with only two fingers and six toes lost in total. This isn’t bad for them; … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Bristol Riverside Theatre: Orchestrating a Cast

The day after the script read-through, rehearsals of Inherit the Wind begin at the Bristol Riverside Theatre.  The cast is practicing rousing hymnals as Keith Baker plays an upright piano including Rock of Ages and Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.  … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Bristol Riverside Theatre: Script Read-Through

A few weeks ago Sanj and I completed an acting class in effort to improve our directorial skills.  It involved learning and delivering a monologue under the guidance of an experienced instructor.  We paid as much attention to the direction … Continue reading

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