Tag Archives: Acting

From the Archives: Rehearsal Notes to Myself

In 2007, I was working on my first Rogue Festival show – an original play written in iambic pentameter called “All’s Red that’s Riding Hood” written by Terrance Mc Arthur. It was the winner of an original playwrighting competition at Woodward Shakespeare Festival. I had a very game and supportive cast and a very philosophical turn of mind at that time.

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If you can’t say something nice. . .

Gentle readers, I have been taken to task.  Taken to task for not being “nice”.  Yes, indeed. . . a grave lapse of character on my part, I know, but there it is. Or is it?  No, not being “nice” is actually a revelation of my character, not a lapse thereof. “Nice” is something I […]

All I need is a little bit of ACTING!

I know that a great multitude of people will be thrilled with CenterStage Clovis’ “Hello, Dolly!”. Except me.  So, this is hardly a review.  It is really me trying to explain to myself the whys and wherefores of the thing. ******* I’ve struggled a great deal with how to frame my judgments of CenterStage Clovis […]

Spotlight’s HAMLET gets all-noir on Bakersfield– and succeeds.

As a theater practitioner, you know you’re watching someone else’s good production when you start thinking, “Yeah, I’m gonna steal that. .. “.     Not borrow.  Not “ be influenced by”. Full on STEAL. While sitting in the Sunday matinee of the Spotlight Theater’s production of HAMLET, the impulses to thieve became too many […]