Snowpiercer: Q&A with Costume Designer Catherine George

Catherine George: “We had a lot of fun with Mason and at one point during Tilda’s fitting we also gave her a bit of a hump like one of our reference pictures, but with the false teeth, the glasses, wig and sagging breasts, the hump had to go.” —My favorite line in this interview Snowpiercer: Q&A…

Life Is a Dream concept collage

I’ve always been an active dreamer. I don’t mean visions for my future, but actual dreams at night. My dreams have always been in a strange narrative style, with the depth and complexity of a movie. I see details, textures, composed shots and wish I had the time to record them in the same detail…

House of Xtravaganza

I love theatre. I create theater. I love watching theatre. I also love television as well. I have not ever been, however, one of those theatrical sorts that hold Oscar viewing parties. Not my interest. Not even my interest even though I was a seat filler one year and lucky enough to go… but I…

Character revealed through acting exercise

Circle Mirror Transformation, a play written by Annie Baker and a journey taken on by Whitman senior Anthony Reale. The curated synopsis, without spoiling anything, would be: When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of…

Strange Day…

Look who was hanging out in men’s hat storage in the HJT…. It has been a strange one. Everyone I encountered remarked that the day wasn’t the best or upon its strangeness. From snowfall during a lecture, distracting all, to a broken tooth (thank you-not thank you Bon Appetite), I was hunkering down for the…

Inside The Lives Of Entertainment Riggers: Tora La Rosa

TheatreArtLife has connected with a number of Entertainment Riggers across the globe to bring you their stories, experience and advice on the very crucial roles and responsibilities Riggers hold in today’s industry. Tora La Rosa is currently based in Montreal but this woman is truly a global rigger, having taken projects in some of the…

The Battle for Blood (or time to make the magic)

Big Love. Not that Big Love, but a modern retelling of Aeschylus’ The Suppliants by Charles L. Mee. Not familiar with The Suppliants? Don’t know the plot of Big Love? Click the links above if you want that sort of context, because this is not what this post is about. This post is about blood. Blood….