Category Drive Thru Interview

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 […]

Drive-Thru Interview: Julia Reimer and Near/Far Theatre’s The Sins of Sor Juana, opening Friday.

Julia Reimer has a long and diligent resume as the Theater professor/program director at Fresno Pacific Theater and working as an actor and director on productions at Good Company Players, Woodward Shakespeare Festival and The New Ensemble. After 17 years in the position, she has stepped down and is exploring other opportunities and projects, while […]

Drive Thru Interview: Brooke Aiello, director of “Jane Austen’s Emma” at Fresno Pacific

Drive Thru Interview: Brooke Aiello, director of “Jane Austen’s Emma” at Fresno Pacific. “Emma is the story of a gardener figuring out how to listen to her garden.”

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Rachel Witort

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Rachel Witort. ‘Our group is very eclectic in ideas and in the members’ backgrounds. It pushes me to look for new concepts to include in my songwriting”

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Charis Calvert

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Charis Calvert – “The incredible gift the arts can give us in comforting us when no purely rational means can is astonishing and fascinates me.”

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Victor DesRoches

Every week for the next four weeks, I’ll be introducing you to each member of Art or Evidence?, the music/spoken word group I joined last fall to create a show for Rogue Festival. Our show is titled “Tea Liturgy” and is a “creative brew of tea, music, humor, and inspiration to spark ideas for our audience.” […]

Drive-Thru Interview: Brad Myers and Miss Bennet at Fresno State

Reading recommendations, theatre rituals, and more from Brad Myers, professor of theater at Fresno State.

Drive-Thru Interview: Gina Sandí-Díaz and Just Like Us at Fresno State

“What motivates me the most to direct this play is the opportunity to pay tribute to all families who have done extraordinary acts of love –risking their lives and leaving everything behind– to offer their children a better life. “

Drive Thru Interview: Chris Mangels and The Tragedy of Macbeth at COS

“It’s a really complex piece that doesn’t offer easy answers.  That is what I set out to craft . . .”

Drive-Thru Interview: Marikah Christine Leal and “She Kills Monsters” at FCC

“Hopefully [the audience will] leave with the inspiration to take a chance on something in their lives.”