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Broadway Up-cycled

By Joseph Napolitano   Posted 4.29.2016   Backstage, Broadway, Art, Recycling, Theatre
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This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance

The magic of Broadway turns guitar strings into bracelets, playbills into flowers, and trash into Tony Award-winning set designs. With roots in folk art, the use of salvaged materials deliberately raises the intrinsic and monetary value of recycled objects. It gives items a second life, and transforms the mundane into the extraordinary. Through the manipulation of forms, mass and surfaces ...

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I'm So Busy

By Liz Lydic   Posted 4.28.2016   Backstage, AACT, Theatre, community
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In the theatre world, we take on so much - from one production to another, juggling schedules and plans and calendars, troubleshooting issues that arise, managing other people. And for those of us involved with community theatre, we likely also have full-time, unrelated day jobs. Add in other obligations, hobbies, families, and it feels non-stop. Emails and calls build up, unanswered; invites and events unattended; forgetting to follow up with a ...

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Louis Mustillo Headshot

Louis Mustillo has had a prolific career. This actor turned playwright as been seen on TV in hit shows such as as "Man of the People" with James Garner, Steven Spielberg's "High Incident," and perhaps is best known for his re-occurring roles on the Emmy Award-winning series' "The Sopranos" and "Mike and Molly." I had the pleasure of talking with Louis Mustillo about his play Bartenders and got the inside scoop about what prompted him to write about this often misunderstood profession.  Q: What inspired you to become a writer? A: It wasn’t until I started auditioning ...

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Brian Fenty Picture

1) Why did you go to the LA Weekly first for an interview? Nobody reads the LA Weekly anymore? Don’t you know they are as about as in-touch with LA Theater as the out-of-touch LA Times? What were you thinking? BF: Our mission is to introduce theater to everyone, including the “out-of-touch” ones. But, anyway, here I am at Bitter Lemons. The big leagues. :) 1a) Okay, that wasn’t really a question, more like an outburst, but thank you for making us feel good. So, the real first...

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The Salmon Surveyor

By Janne Robberstad   Posted 4.25.2016   From the Desk Of, Theater, sustainability, international
Salmon Blog Post

Bømlo Teater is an amateur theatre on a relatively small municipally on the west-coast of Norway. There are 12,000 inhabitants located on a labyrinth of 1007 big and small islands. With a wide horizon stretching out beyond the land, the locals are immensely proud of this place they call home. Many of the inhabitants work offshore, as part of the oil-industry or farming Salmon (delivering...

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