Category Drive Thru Interview

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.

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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.”

Drive-Thru Interview: Kathleen McKinley and The Wolves at Fresno State

A girl’s indoor soccer team. Astroturf. Gameday rituals. Warm-ups. Kathleen McKinley directs The Wolves.

Drive-Thru Interview: Renee Newlove and Measure for Measure

Adding an indoor show to its season is new endeavor for the company who performs primarily at the outdoor stage in Woodward Park.

Drive-Thru Interview: Sergio Garza and “Dixie Swim Club” at Visalia Community Players

I first met Sergio Garza when I cast him as Arnold Epstein in Biloxi Blues at the Ice House Theater, home of the Visalia Community Players (VCP), nearly 20 years ago. (Although I have a vague notion that we knew each other before? Folks go back so far in Visalia, it is hard to say. […]

Drive-Thru Interview: Good Company Players’ Laurie Pessano

Something I only learned about Laurie Pessano because I read it in her bio: she holds the title of Creative Director of Good Company Players (GCP) in Fresno. It is not in the nature of GCP to shout their bona fides from the rooftops. They don’t list staff very prominently on their website and . . .

Drive-Thru Interview: Haley White and “Real Women Have Curves”

If you don’t already know her, please allow me to introduce to you Haley White, easily one of the most bone-deep creative artists I know in our theatrical community. Haley is currently co-directing Real Women Have Curves at the Selma Arts Center and just got off a well-received stint as Alison Bechdel in StageWorks Fresno’s […]

Drive-Thru Interview: THE NORMAL HEART – Chris Mangels and Terry Lewis

StageWorks Fresno has made a name for itself producing fantastically high-quality musicals for the Fresno area, but in recent seasons their choices of language plays have made just as big an impact. This season, “The Mountaintop” dazzled audiences with its unconventional, but ultimately loving portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth. For […]