Tag Archive: midsummer night’s dream

Franzen, Freedom and f—cking

One of the most radical notions my production company plays with, is that there is no such thing as good art. Neither is there such a thing as bad art. Not everyone in… Continue reading

Panache-post 1

It’s been a while since I’ve been in a cast in which I feel like I’m part of a sports team. The last time I can remember feeling like this was in Of… Continue reading

Bottompost 7: virtues, fiascos and Oz

I tell my students: acting is the discovery of virtues. This is how I have attempted to move the locus of that study from the mind to . . . some other part… Continue reading

Bottompost 6: magic

I’ve been asked to speak about magic. The Lantern runs a series of panel discussions around themes in the play currently onstage. For Midsummer, they chose “Commedia“, “Sex” and “Supernatural”. I have spent… Continue reading

Bottompost 5: adventures with the audience

Three remarkable audience interactions in two days requires some reportage: On Thursday’s show, I stared out of my ass-head at a woman of a certain age and said: “I see their knavery. This… Continue reading

Bottompost 4: previews and opening

What a week. It’s pretty simple: in order to save money and produce a play as big as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, small theater companies have to make compromises. In the case of… Continue reading

Bottompost 3: tech

I recently wrote about  the mysterious journeys of props. At the Lantern, I stumble across remnants of my own past performances. The luggage above was used in the first show I did at… Continue reading

Bottompost 2: the more things change . . .

One of the things I love the most about this play, and which I am so excited to get into, is the way Will has let us see a bit into the life… Continue reading