Jul 5 2013

Another peek behind the scenes of “Sweeney Todd”

Rehearsals for Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street continue for the actors and techies of the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory, and the experience continues to be both challenging and exciting. Check out this behind-the-scenes video featuring Theatre Intensive actors Jacqueline Helgans and Symone Crews discussing the commitment put into the early weeks of rehearsal… Read more »

Jun 28 2013

Behind the Scenes of “Sweeney Todd”

The Summer Youth Conservatory is in full swing over at PlayMakers this month, and our building is bursting with energy as the 40 high school actors and techies work hard to put together the exciting production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Check out this video of actors Brig Johnson and Michelle… Read more »

Apr 2 2013

From an Idea to Execution

Remember when Rachel Pollock walked us through how they custom-printed fabric for Cabaret? Here’s the idea fully realized! Go here if you missed the original post to see the full story behind the fabric! Final dress is tonight! All of Jennifer Caprio‘s designs will be on full display! Previews start tomorrow. Get your tickets now!… Read more »

Mar 22 2013

From a model, to construction

Marion Williams‘ set model for Cabaret Notice the steel frame in the model? It’s currentlyunder construction in our shop. 

Mar 18 2013

New Season

We just announced our new season over on our website. Go check it out and then come back here and tell us which shows you’re most excited about!!

Mar 11 2013

Printing Custom Fabrics

 By Rachel Pollock, Costume Crafts Artisan One of the first Cabaretprojects we began working on in the costume shop was figuring out how to create some of the fabrics themselves. Our costume designer, Jen Caprio, created some costume renderings which depicted several highly specific fabrics with prints we knew we would not be able to… Read more »

Mar 4 2013

Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

After fourteen months of reading, research, planning and preparation, here we are beginning rehearsals for Cabaret and I am filled with the terrifying feeling that I have at the beginning of every project: I can’t possibly begin since I don’t know enough about anything. I have learned enough about myself as a director to know that this crucial stage, as I step into rehearsals for the first time, of “unknowing” is as important as researching and contemplating the play deeply.

Mar 4 2013

Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

 By Joseph Haj, Director After fourteen months of reading, research, planning and preparation, here we are beginning rehearsals for Cabaret and I am filled with the terrifying feeling that I have at the beginning of every project:  I can’t possibly begin since I don’t know enough about anything. I have learned enough about myself as… Read more »

Dec 14 2012

Get There Faster: Our Pair of Visiting Actors Talks About IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Returning to PlayMakers to play the role of Lana Sherwood in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play has been both a pleasure and a challenge. It’s Monday, our day off from the run, and it’s startling how exhausted I am. With our busy schedule of eight shows this last week, resulting in two double-show days fraught with twice the amount of time wrangling elaborate victory rolls on my heavily gelled and ossified hair, the joy of acting has shown its flip side as quite a bit of hard work. It’s impossible to do each show well without sufficient rest in between.