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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 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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We absolutely fell in love with this artical written by Olivia Clement for Playbill.com:

“When people look for work by artists of color, they look for very specific kind of work.” A. Rey Pamatmat explains why he plays by his own rules as an Asian-American playwright.

A. Rey Pamatmat had a very simple reason for wanting to write House Rules, currently produced Off-Broadway by Ma-Yi Theater Company. “The idea ...

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When Does The Show Begin?

By Mike Abramson   Posted 4.5.2016   Front of House, Usher, Aisle, Show, Theatre
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As a house manager, patrons often ask me “When does the show begin?” I look at them matter-of-factly and reply, “Why…the show has already begun!” The reactions I get vary. Some glance at me with a puzzled look, while others resort to shear panic. I then explain, “On paper, the show begins at 8pm but technically, the show began the second you pulled into our parking lot and met ...

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