theTEN with Chris Kale Jones

theTEN with Chris Kale Jones

What podcast is Chris Kale Jones currently in love with?

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theTEN with Jonah Winston

theTEN with Jonah Winston

What playwright does Jonah Winston think is an American theatre visionary?

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theTEN with Dana Tretta

theTEN with Dana Tretta

What would Dana Tretta name her boat?

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TAKING THE HELM, and Other Boat Puns: Inside “Poseidon!” with Derek Van Barham

TAKING THE HELM, and Other Boat Puns: Inside “Poseidon!” with Derek Van Barham

Pictured: Director Derek Van Barham in rehearsal. Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists in the trenches. To read past “Inside” pieces, click here.  By Director Derek Van Barham How do you create something new out of something that desperately wants...

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A Tale of Two Voyages: Inside “Poseidon!” with Elizabeth Lesinski

A Tale of Two Voyages: Inside “Poseidon!” with Elizabeth Lesinski

Pictured (left to right) Brittney Brown, Shane Roberie, Elizabeth Lesinski, David Lipschutz, and Caitlin Jackson in Hell in a Handbag Productions’ revival of “POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical.” Photo by Rick Aguilar Studios. Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists...

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Upside Down with David Cerda. An “Inside” look at POSEIDON!

Upside Down with David Cerda. An “Inside” look at POSEIDON!

David Cerda takes us behind the scenes of the remount that started it all for Hell in a Handbag.

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Understanding the Monster: Inside LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with Puppet Coach Matthew Sitz

Understanding the Monster: Inside LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with Puppet Coach Matthew Sitz

Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists in the trenches. To read past “Inside” pieces, click here.  By Matthew Sitz I’ve been a part of eight productions of Little Shop of Horrors at a myriad of theaters – and no...

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Getting Help When You Need It

Getting Help When You Need It

If you’re in the entertainment business, it can be truly difficult to find medical providers who know how to assess and treat the physical, mental and emotional issues most often presented by people who do what we do.

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This Isn’t Kansas Anymore: Inside COSMOLOGIES with Darci Nalepa

This Isn’t Kansas Anymore: Inside COSMOLOGIES with Darci Nalepa

Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists in the trenches. To read past “Inside” pieces, click here.  (left to right) Darci Nalepa and Kenny Mihlfried in The Gift Theatre’s Midwest premiere of David Rabe’s COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick...

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Chase the Impossible — Inside COSMOLOGIES with Michael Patrick Thornton

Chase the Impossible — Inside COSMOLOGIES with Michael Patrick Thornton

Gift Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton takes us into his relationship with Playwright David Rabe, with a slew of advice for producing work that is “Impossible. Slippery. Colossal. Relentless.”

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