Spiel Chicago Episode Fourteen: Erica Vannon

Spiel Chicago Episode Fourteen: Erica Vannon

Director Erica Vannon is drawn to the kind of work that makes you “giggle into a bit of horror.”

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Required Reading: “What Every Woman Knows”

Required Reading: “What Every Woman Knows”

“What Every Woman Knows” teaches the lesson that even if a woman is unattractive, she can still trap a man into marriage with her wits, as long as she suppresses her own ambitions and intelligence in the service of convincing the world that her man is really the brains and power and excuse me while I kneel before the porcelain god and vomit my brains out.

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Failing Well: What To Do When You DON’T Get The Job

Failing Well: What To Do When You DON’T Get The Job

INNER MISSION: Failing Well: What To Do When You DON’T Get The Job Psychotherapist and performer Bill Harrison’s column on life as an artist. There’s plenty of advice out there on how to succeed at auditions, from Michael Shurtleff’s classic Audition to our own Jane Brody’s recently published Actor’s Business...

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Required Reading: “American Buffalo”

Required Reading: “American Buffalo”

What plays should be considered culturally required reading? What plays that once might have held that honor no longer stack up? In this new series, Cavan Hallman explores touchstone works of theater and their place in today’s world.

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Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part Four: Lighting Is Reality…and Magic

Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part Four: Lighting Is Reality…and Magic

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The New Colony’s production of PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Why Take An Acting Class

Why Take An Acting Class

In PerformInk’s series The Craft, we invite professionals in the educational field to discuss the benefits and the history behind the craft they teach. To read past blogs click here. Why Take An Acting Class? By Richard Poole co-founder of The Gatley/Poole Conservatory Why take an acting class? This is...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Chicago Theater

New Year’s Resolutions for Chicago Theater

‘It is one of the most important functions of both art and entertainment to help us transcend such times, sometimes by helping us to think things through, sometimes by helping us not to think at all.’ – Sheldon Patinkin

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Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part Three: Music For Two Worlds

Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part Three: Music For Two Worlds

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The New Colony’s production of PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Why Do I Act Like That?

Why Do I Act Like That?

Being home for the holidays is an excellent opportunity for you to examine how your family’s dynamics have shaped your personality. If you’re an actor, you can use the experiences to grow your awareness of human nature and, of course, apply it to your creative work.

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Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part Two: The Tired Rule

Inside PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS Part Two: The Tired Rule

In this 4-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes you behind the scenes of The New Colony’s production of PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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