Feb 1 2012

The background of ‘The Making of a King’

 Background and dramaturgy material courtesy of dramaturg Adam Versényi Plot Summaries The Making of A King draws its events from a group of four related plays by Shakespeare:  Richard II, Henry IV, Part I, Henry IV, Part II and Henry V.  In Richard II we see the downfall of one king and the rise of… Read more »

Feb 1 2012

Vote for PlayMakers!

It’s time for the Independent Weekly’s “Best of the Triangle” Awards! There are two categories in particular that we’d like to direct you towards: “Best Live Theater Venue” and “Best Live Theater Company.” We’re both! Just visit The Indy’s website and look for us on page 3 of the survey. There are lots of categories,… Read more »

Feb 1 2012

Giving Up The Making of a King

Tom Quaintance By Tom Quaintance Twenty-some years ago I met Joe Haj working on the Guthrie Theatre’s History Cycle: Richard II, Henry IV part 1 and 2, Henry V all together in rep.  I was a directing intern just out of college, and Joe was in the acting company shortly after finishing the Professional Actor… Read more »

Jan 31 2012

“The Tug of War” by Matt Garner

Matt Garner by actor Matt Garner Matt Garner plays four characters in The Making of a King, including Warwick in Henry IV and the Dauphin in Henry V. Early in my acting career, Shakespeare presented itself as this distant, intellectual quagmire – a party for smart people, to which I was not invited. I didn’t… Read more »

Jan 30 2012

“Infinite Possibilities” by Jen Caprio

Jennifer Caprio by Jennifer Caprio Jennifer is the Costume Designer for The Making of the King. Hi!  This is Jen Caprio, the costume designer for the Making of a King repertory. I write this blog entry from tonight’s work session for Henry IV.  Mike Winters is performing Falstaff as I write, a force of talent… Read more »

Jan 26 2012

“New clothes, new smells, new lights, new sounds”by Katie Paxton

Katie Paxton by actor Katie Paxton Katie plays four characters in The Making of a King, including Doll Tearsheet and Lady Mortimer. “Inhabit your costume with utter familiarity, and make it work for you; after all, your character chose it in order to convey an image to the world.” –Maria Aitken New clothes, new smells, new lights,… Read more »

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 »