The Arden Blog

Questions For Shakespeare

October 22, 2015

Bill Cain spent months researching and writing Equivocation, a play that imagines a crisis in Shakespeare’s creative and personal life. He’s spent more time revising the script for production. Here…

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The Tension Between

October 22, 2015

By Dramaturg Jessica Bedford In an interview with New York magazine, playwright Bill Cain discussed his favorite example of equivocation. It comes from Miep Gies who told the Nazis, treat…

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A Tale of a Towel

October 21, 2015

By Brittany Brewer FIRST LAUNDRESS: What would you do with all the money in the world? SECOND LAUNDRESS: What a question. FIRST LAUNDRESS: I know what I’d do. [Pause]. Do…

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Inside the Splash Zone – performing Metamorphoses

October 13, 2015

By Krista Apple-Hodge (Aphrodite and others) I know what you’re wondering. And yes, the water is warm. Delightfully, wonderfully warm. As the audience takes their seats in the Haas theatre,…

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How to build a pool onstage (or, How I spent my summer vacation)

October 7, 2015

By Glenn Perlman, Technical Director Over the last couple of years, during season planning discussions each spring, I’d heard rumblings about us doing Metamorphoses — or as theatre technicians commonly…

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Planning for Sondheim — On Your Feet — With No Light

June 3, 2015

Jonathan Silver was the Producer for the Master Storyteller Award presented to Stephen Sondheim on June 1, 2015.  He is also a freelance actor, director, and voice-over artist whose work at…

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What is a Sound Designer?

April 14, 2015

Dan Perelstein is the Sound Designer for the Jungle Book. He was also the sound designer for Robin Hood and Pinocchio here at the Arden. Dan works on a lot…

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The Arden Theatre at Home Cook Heroes

March 25, 2015

In the case of real-life organ donation, the lights don’t come up. There is no audience to applaud actors and designers. And for the transplant patients waiting for vital organs,…

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Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Curse of Macbeth

March 20, 2015

On the first day of rehearsal, >troche Alexander Burns, the director of Macbeth, instructed the assembled cast and crew to hold hands and say the title of play three times,…

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