Tag Archives: good company players

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 . . .

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Understudying for Steel Magnolias, thinking about my mom.

Understudying this play helped me understand a bit about my late mother and a lot more about how a cast becomes a community.

Moments of Grief: Into the Woods and Little Women

I don’t know if it is because we live in such a loud world these days, but last weekend I was all about the quiet moment on stage. Or perhaps, I was really all about the grief.

Just a Moment: “Proof” at 2nd Space gets a moment of honesty right.

Please be aware, there is a minor SPOILER in this post regarding Proof. If that bothers you, please come back after you’ve seen the play! Proof is one of those plays that can have a thousand different loglines. Is it about the relationship between a father and a daughter? The line between madness and genius? […]

Just a Moment: The Drowsy Chaperone – GCP at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater

While there are so many terrific moments that come to mind after seeing The Drowsy Chaperone on Friday night, including drop-dead gorgeous Camille Gaston singing in a truly drool-worthy silver sequined bomber jacket (just let that image sink in), the moment both my husband and I have mentioned several times this weekend involves a PowerBar. […]

Just a Moment: “The Glass Menagerie” at Good Company Players

I can unequivocally recommend Good Company Players’ “The Glass Menagerie” for a lot of great reasons, but the one that stays with me is Alyssa Gaynor and all of her moments. You see, Laura Wingfield is a character that doesn’t say much, which makes the playing of her incredibly heavy lifting. This play is full […]

An Actor NEEDS

Several months back, I was in the middle of directing a show that was a big question mark for me.  I knew that the ensemble that I was directing was thoroughly capable and the actor in the center chair was crafting a deft performance, but in so many ways the production was a question mark. […]