Inside MEMPHIS: The Music, with Jermaine Hill

Inside MEMPHIS: The Music, with Jermaine Hill

When I first heard that David Bryan, a founding member of the rock group Bon Jovi, had written a Broadway show – and that the show won four Tony Awards in 2010 – I was intrigued.

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A New Kind of Challenge

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A New Kind of Challenge

In an immersive production, the stage becomes the theater, removing any kind of buffer between the audience and the show. It turns the tables entirely and presents a new kind of challenge for a scenic designer to navigate.

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: The Key to Reality

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: The Key to Reality

The reality of life is filled with noise, much of which we don’t even notice as we go about our daily lives – but in an immersive show, noise is the key to reality.

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Inside HATFIELD & McCOY: Representation in Casting

Inside HATFIELD & McCOY: Representation in Casting

Pictured: Cody Proctor Ann Delaney Tia Pinson, and Jenni M Hadley. Photo by Jessica Ridenour. In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside The House Theatre of Chicago’s HATFIELD & McCOY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past INSIDE articles, click here. By Marika Mashburn, Casting Director...

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Designing for a Hyper-Realistic Space

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Designing for a Hyper-Realistic Space

I don’t think anyone really knows how many things are in a house until you move. Not only are there the things that you see and use on a daily basis, but you discover boxes of memories and drawers of random objects you probably didn’t remember you had.

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Inside HATFIELD & McCOY: Revisiting Your First Time

Inside HATFIELD & McCOY: Revisiting Your First Time

Pictured: Haley Bolithon and Kyle Whalen. Photo by Jessica Ridenour. In this 3-part series, PerformInk takes you inside The House Theatre of Chicago’s HATFIELD & McCOY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past INSIDE articles, click here. By Director Matt Hawkins The House first produced HATFIELD &...

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Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Crafting an Immersive Experience

Inside SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Crafting an Immersive Experience

Pictured: SOUTHERN GOTHIC scripts. To the track the action of each character onstage, there are actually 8 different scripts, one for each actor. Photo courtesy of Windy City Playhouse. In this 4-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Windy City Playhouse’s SOUTHERN GOTHIC through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes....

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Inside “GHOSTS & zombies” Part Three: “Strong in body, mind, and spirit. Able to wield an axe.”

Inside “GHOSTS & zombies” Part Three: “Strong in body, mind, and spirit. Able to wield an axe.”

Pictured: (left to right) Marsha Harman, Christiane Schaldemose and Micah Kronlokken in Akvavit Theatre’s production of GHOSTS & zombies. Photo by Karl Clifton-Soderstrom. In this 4-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Akvavit Theatre’s “GHOSTS & zombies” through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past INSIDE articles, click here. By Marsha Harmon When I read the audition...

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Inside “GHOSTS and zombies” Part Two: Violence

Inside “GHOSTS and zombies” Part Two: Violence

In this 4-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Akvavit Theatre’s “GHOSTS & zombies” through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Inside “GHOSTS & zombies” Part 1: Ibsen

Inside “GHOSTS & zombies” Part 1: Ibsen

In this 4-part series, PerformInk takes you inside Akvavit Theatre’s GHOSTS & zombies through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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