Jeffrey Lo

12 Jul Newsletter — July 2016

OPPORTUNITY. EMPOWERMENT. CHANGE. Those are the words that came to mind when I learned of the new direction TheatreFIRST was taking — a transition into being a development house for new theatre to be created, a commitment to having at least half of their artists be women,...

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12 Jul Newsletter — June 2016

WELCOME TO THE NEW THEATREFIRST What sustains a society? Understanding. Genuine Tolerance. Love. How does a community thrive and create a history?  We preserve our cultures, our ethnic groups, we preserve our humanity by telling the stories of our ancestors, unconsciously examining our human condition through poetry,...

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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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