The Arden Blog Category: 2015/16

How Scenic Design (and Designers) Evolve with Time

May 3, 2016

By Brian Bembridge In 2003 I was introduced to Arden Theatre Company, because we were bringing a show called Hard Times from Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago to the Arden. Lookingglass is…

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Improv as Professional Development for Teachers

February 12, 2016

On an unseasonably warm and rainy late Wednesday afternoon in early February a group of timid yet very excited and curious Philadelphia public school teachers arrived at the Arden’s Hamilton…

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Navigating the Masculine World of 1959

February 8, 2016

Emilie Krause writes on the female perspective in Funnyman I fall in love with my characters. I can’t help it. It’s what happens when you spend hours obsessing over someone. I…

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What’s Equivocation about?

November 5, 2015

It’s London, 1606. William Shakespeare (in the play spelled Shagspeare, or Shag) has just been made an offer he can’t refuse: King James I wants him to write a play…

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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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