18 Jan Newsletter — January 2016

* Artistic Director's Corner A bittersweet Artistic Director’s corner this month as I announce that I have submitted my letter of resignation to Bonnie Stiles, Board President, TheatreFIRST. It has been an amazing 8 years and I am extremely proud of the 15 shows and five seasons...

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30 Nov Newsletter — November 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner Many folks have expressed an interest in knowing how casting works at TheatreFIRST. So this will no doubt be a multi installment topic. Well…casting is very difficult at TheatreFIRST. Primarily because of our relationship with Actors Equity Association. But once we have a...

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31 Oct Newsletter — October 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner It’s always so hard to figure out what I should write about in these Artistic Director’s Corners, but as I was leaving the theatre tonight I thought, “wait a minute, why don’t you ask the people who read the newsletter”. So if you...

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01 Oct Newsletter — September 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner Remember folks, we are doing free Shakespeare in the park this summer to help make it easier for you to corral your friends, family and coworkers and get them to the theatre. It has been absolutely beautiful at John Hinkel Park and there...

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31 Aug Newsletter — August 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner We hope you have made your plans to attend our Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing. It’s going to be a doozy. We have put together another amazing cast and they are hard at work with Mr. Tracy...

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28 Jul Newsletter — July 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner The regular followers of TheatreFIRST and readers of this newsletter know that every once in a while I take a moment to get real about some of the behind the scenes issues with producing theatre. This month I will give an example of...

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02 Jul Newsletter — June 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner Why Free Shakespeare in the Park? It’s an excellent question indeed and many of you are already familiar with the answer. However, one of the signs of a successful show, and Glengarry Glen Ross was most certainly that, is the amount of people...

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19 May Newsletter — May 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner As I face the last weekend of Glengarry Glen Ross, I have been struck by the feedback we have received on this show, perhaps more than ever before. It means so much when the audience loves a show, but on this one I...

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21 Apr Newsletter — April 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner Inevitably the question comes, “Why produce this play?” And I think the best answer I can offer is that for six years I have been the AD here at TheatreFIRST and I always pick plays that are best for the company. This year...

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01 Apr Newsletter — March 2015

* Artistic Director's Corner The subject of this month’s Artistic Director’s Corner is “Always be closing,” --sell, sell, sell those tickets to Glengarry Glen Ross. “Get out there and close”. “Get them to sign the deal.” In other words, bring folks with you to the theatre. Give...

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