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Blog Category: 2019/2020 Season

Behind the Scenes: Trees for Women in Jeopardy!

While we get ready for The Legend of Georgia McBride to hit our stage, our Production is already hard at work building the set for our next show, Women in Jeopardy! As part of that set build, they are creating some amazing trees! Click through the gallery below to see a behind the scenes look at the process […]

Artist Spotlight: Patrick Holt (Tempest DuJour)

Spotlight on Patrick Holt (Tempest DuJour), Costume Designer for The Legend of Georgia McBride. When strangers discover that I do drag I get one of two responses. There’s either an exclamation of fabulosity and delight, or an uncomfortable pause and the almost audible sound of gears grinding in a struggle to break the silence. Both […]

From our Cohorts: “Master Harold”…and the Boys Opening Night

“Master Harold and the Boys”, Opening Night, January 24th, 2020 One of the privileges of being in the Cohort Club is to see the evolution of a play from the first rehearsals all the way through to its opening night. One can enjoy the whole performance while, at the same time, appreciate all the performance […]

From our Cohorts: January 14, 2020

Cohort Club, “Master Harold and the Boys”, January 14th, 2020 This was the first day of tech rehearsals in the theater with the stage manager and lighting and sound personnel situated in the middle of the theater with their equipment and computers. The first part of this (first session) was spent discussing the lighting, stage […]

From our Cohorts: January 10, 2020

Cohort Club, “Master Harold and the Boys”, January 10th, 2020 First morning session. This session focused on the first part of the play up to the end of Hally’s first phone call with his mother. The director’s emphasis was on the nuances of mood and mood shift. One concern of the director was to ensure […]

From our Cohorts: January 8th, 2020

Cohort Club, “Master Harold and the Boys”, January 8th, 2020 First morning session. In this session the director wanted to go over various points in the play that had moments of contact and/or near physical violence (explicit or implicit) that had been rehearsed the day before with the assistance of Brent Gibbs (UA theatre professor/fight […]

From our Cohorts: Cabaret Opening Night

Opening night (December 6th 2019) One of the great things about being in the Cohort Club is that one gets to see the evolution of a production from its earliest beginnings all the way through to opening night. In the case of Cabaret I was able to attend the earlier rehearsals but, unfortunately, had to […]

From Our Cohorts: Misha Kachman and the Scene Design of “The Royale”

By Howard Allen & Royce Sparks On my first day in the Arizona Theatre Company’s new Cohort Club, I listened to a table read of “The Royale,” the first play of the season and the first play choice of ATC’s new Artistic Director Sean Daniels (who brought the Cohort Club community sharing idea with him […]

From Our Cohorts: Why We Go To the Theater

There are many reasons why we go to the theater: to be amused by wit, parody, and satire; to learn something new or to see something we thought we knew in a new way; to be provoked and sometimes infuriated. But why the theater, that most ancient of art forms, when we could be at […]

From Our Cohorts: The Royale Day 18

Day 18, September 1st, 2019 This Sunday was the last day of rehearsals in the rehearsal room before the technical rehearsals begin in the theatre next week. The last two afternoon sessions involved going over certain the details at end of Scene 5 and the beginning of Scene 6, and the day ended with a […]