Category Archives: Theatre

Hang it all, man!

As it always is, it’s been a busy beginning of semester. This year’s mainstage directing for me will be Legacy of Light, a charming story that even now still makes me happy and hits me in the feels, something a script can’t always do when you’ve been living with it as just words on a […]

Off Golden Pond

Wrapped my first full stage acting gig in ages just last night. I did a staged reading a couple months ago, and had a brief walk-on role in Richmond a few years back, plus a couple other events (like a stadium demo in DC with Robb Hunter), but really I haven’t done much by way […]

Richard III

Richard III is now officially opened at Agecroft Hall. While it brings with it all the challenges of outdoor theatre (rain, insects, the occasional airplane or loud bar mitsva party down the block), it’d be hard to find a more appropriate venue for summer Shakespeare outside of one of the handfuls of period theatre recreations. […]

Chekhov, Love, and Trust

On my way back now from an excellent, rejuvenating week with the National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA), my second time attending their Teacher Intensive. The last one I went to was in Florida, and this was my first time up in Maine, where it’s hosted by the USM Gorham campus. Lovely area up here, plus […]

Pro[se] & Con[ference]

That’s actually not all that far from describing academic theatre conferences, although the cosplay is far less creative and the panel presentations frequently more obtuse. I greatly enjoyed ATHE 2013 though (no link right now, as their page was recently hacked), milking it for all I could; I presented in five sessions, plus a couple […]

Cross-posting

It’s been quite the week… no time for a proper post myself, but my last several days’ experience are already written up on the VCU blog: http://theatrevcubackstagepass.blogspot.com/2013/07/david-leong-take-theatre-vcu-grad.html   Loving everyone at Arena Stage!  

Theatre that gets you wet

DC’s seeing a flood of aquatic entertainment this month, with two of the big names in the area both exploring water stages right now. First, and perhaps more thematically appropriate to this blog, is Synetic Theatre‘s production of The Tempest. This little behind the scenes video includes some interview footage with the fight choreographer, speaking […]

State of the Industries

Weather permitting, Fight Designer LLC will be tabelling at tomorrow evening’s Virginia Production Alliance State of the Industry mingler in Richmond. I’ll bring some toys for show & tell, and see if I can’t drum up a little more local business. WHEN AND WHERE Richmond  Thursday, January 17, 2013    6 pm – 9 pm Metro […]

The Artsies

Richmond theatre was on fine display last night, and it was good to see so many familiar faces – I suppose I am finally starting to become a part of the local scene now. It marked my first time at an awards gala. The tux was brought out of the closet – a set I […]

ATME/ATHE

Back now from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) annual conference, plus the Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) pre-conference (which only happens every two years). All in all, it was a great experience. I found many kindred spirits and what I can only think of as wise elders of my tribe at […]