“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” is many wonderful things, but above all, it’s a love letter to the compassionate ones who know how to love us well, who challenge us to see that we are capable — the teachers of all kinds.
Sasha Smith and Sigrid Sutter in Hinter at Steep Theatre. Photo by Lee Miller. By Bec Willett “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” This Margaret Atwood quote appears in my mind before echoing around the rustic cottage set of Calamity West’s...
Martha Lavey, John Mahoney, Barbara Robertson and Peter Sagal will voice key pre-recorded roles. Lavey will voice the lighting designer, Robertson will voice the costume designer, and Mahoney will play backstage crew person #3. Peter Sagal will portray the sound designer.
American Blues Theater’s triumphant LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will have Chicago audiences clamoring to head downtown to Skid Row. This intimately staged production has a full sound (with music director Austin Cook leading a four-piece band, you can feel the vibrations of the bass in the floor) and provides an all-encompassing, fully entertaining spectacle.
This week we began working with the two larger Audrey Two puppets and we were all surprised at how big they truly are. Sarah E. Ross (Puppet Designer and Producer Manager) had warned us that the largest was approximately 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide, but actually seeing a puppet that large come to life in person was both thrilling and intimidating (for comparison: Jim Henson’s Big Bird is 8 feet tall). There remain a handful of questions and concerns about how to best share the stage with the large puppets that won’t be able to be fully solved until we’re in the space. For now, it’s just exciting that they look so amazing and that Matthew Sitz is such a natural at operating them.