Jan 26 2012

“A Tech Survival Guide” by Nathaniel P. Claridad

Nathaniel P. Claridad by actor Nathaniel P. Claridad Nathaniel plays Corporal Nym in The Making of a King: Henry IV and Henry V. In my years of being an actor in DC, New York City, and now happily at PlayMakers Repertory Company, I have never been a part of a project of such epic proportions. … Read more »

Jan 20 2012

“Moving Day” by Joseph Haj

Joseph Haj by director Joseph Haj Today is the day we move from the rehearsal room to the theatre to begin tech for Henry IV and Henry V.  We’re there for a long time.  We tech from 1-11 today (Friday), and from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday, and then we have a day… Read more »

Jan 19 2012

“A lotta touch of Harry in the night”

by “a secret source within the rehearsal hall” What’s it like being an actor in The Henrys? A little like being on the march to Agincourt. Hurry-up-and-wait… Stay focused for hours on end… give your captain your full respect and attention. Tonight we finished up our work in the rehearsal hall with our first full run… Read more »

Jan 18 2012

Altering Armor for The Making of a King

by Rachel Pollock, Crafts Artisan On deck at work, we are currently well into production on a pair of repertory shows, Shakespeare’s Henry IV and V. The designs for this show are one of those non-era-eras that I like to describe as “postmodern collage”—a mixture of modern and historical styles all blended together to create… Read more »

Dec 6 2011

“Virginia Woolf” Photos Are Here!

Once again we’ve brought in photographer Jon Gardiner to get some production photos at the final dress rehearsal of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – and these shots are pretty spectacular! Check them out below to get a sneak peek of this sizzling production. Ray Dooley as George, Katie Paxton as Honey, Julie Fishell as Martha… Read more »

Dec 2 2011

The Costumes of “Virginia Woolf”

When working on a period show, the costume shop often has to rely on finding vintage pieces or making similar garments themselves. But luckily for this production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the styles of the 1960s are making a comeback (probably due to the popularity of AMC’s Mad Men). “The fashions on the… Read more »

Nov 28 2011

The Set Design of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

For Alexander Dodge, set designer for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the design process began with understanding the play’s psychological and emotional tone. “The atmosphere of the play is incredibly hot much of the time and frequently unbearably so,” he said. “However, its volatility is absorbing and even bewitching.” From there, Dodge and director Wendy… Read more »

Nov 17 2011

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and the Pulitzer Prize

Entertaining? Definitely. Shocking? At times. Wholesome? …maybe not. There’s a lot that can be said about Edward Albee’s 1962 Broadway debut Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, winner of the 1963 Tony Award and initial winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. But when it came time to award the Pulitzer, the committee actually decided to… Read more »

Nov 10 2011

Get on the Bus! – Don’t forget your luggage.

1961: The Freedom Riders have gathered from across America.  They are about to travel to the segregated and violent southern states to fight racial prejudice. What might they bring with them on such a trip?  A change of clothes? A few belongings for the road? In the first few days of rehearsal for Mike Wiley’s… Read more »