Author Archives: heatherparish

My Cousin Rachel opens at 2nd Space Theatre on Friday!

A mesmerizing plot, full of twists, turns and stunning revelations. August 16 – October 13, 2019  

My Cousin Rachel Notebook: My 10 minutes of off-the-cuff bit of publicity

My Cousin Rachel Notebook: My 10 minutes of off-the-cuff bit of publicity

My Cousin Rachel: Costume Mood Board

This is the mood board I shared with costume designer Ginger Kay Lewis-Reed for My Cousin Rachel. We’ve pinpointed the time period as no later than 1850 (from certain clues in the book), so we’re shooting for late 1840s.  While Ginger’s design will be dictated by her budget, time, and stock, these portraits and photograph […]

Explore “Identity” with The Fools Collaborative Wednesday Night – Pop Up Theater for a Cause

Explore “Identity” with The Fools Collaborative Wednesday Night – Pop Up Theater for a Cause

Big List of July Shows in Fresno and the Valley

July is often the hottest month for both temperatures and theater in the Valley. But what better time to sit in a darkened, air conditioned room and be entertained? Hit up a show this month – there are a lot of entertaining options to choose from! #goseeashow -Heather From Heather’s Notebook:  It appears that the Woodward […]

My Cousin Rachel: Pre-production mood board for set design

One of the things that I do when preparing for a new show is, little-by-little, begin to build the world in my mind. I try not to get too specific, but I do create mood boards. These are just collections of ideas and imagery to guide the designers in the direction I’m visualizing. I depend […]

Two-Nights Only: Selma Originals brings something new this weekend

Selma Arts Center presents Selma Originals, running Friday, June 28th and Saturday June 29th, at the Selma Arts Center.

What’s On Stage for June in Fresno and the Valley? Something Original. . .

This June is a little light compared to last year, but that just means the Valley is loading the big guns for July! There is plenty of great theater to see this month, though, and you’ll probably get to see enough of it to go guilt-free! #goseeashow -Heather Something Original in June: Selma Arts Center will […]

Drive-Thru Interview: Ellicia Mertens Elliott travels from Washington to direct The Comedy of Errors at Woodward Shakespeare Festival

New to the Fresno theater scene, Ellicia Mertens Elliott makes her California directorial debut with The Comedy of Errors at Woodward Shakespeare Festival, running now. Elliott is the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Rude Mechanicals, “Eastern Washington’s premiere Shakespeare Company,” presenting shows in Prosser, Pasco, Walla Walla and around the Yakima Valley. Before starting […]

Opening this Weekend: Carmen Jones, Comedy of Errors, Sins of Sor Juana.

Opening May 2 – 4, 2019 in the Fresno area: Carmen Jones This University Theatre production at Fresno State is based on Meilhac & Halevy’s adaption of Prosper Merimee’s “Carmen”, written by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Georges Bizet. This Fresno premiere is directed by Thomas-Whit Ellis and runs May 3 – 11, 2019 in the John […]