A View From The Audience

July 26, 2012 How To Succeed in Viewing Shakespeare Without Really Trying Keena Batti Marketing Associate     I’m not an actor. I’m not a director. I’m not a Shakespearean scholar. In fact, my qualifications for writing this blog are entirely questionable. I am,...

Stage Management

July 19, 2012 I Love the Smell of Office Supplies in the Morning: A Brief Introduction to Stage Management Alandra Hileman Stage Manager   Whenever I first tell people I’m in theater, the conversation generally starts off like this: Random Person: “How cool!  Are you...

Commedia dell’Arte

July 12, 2012 Archetypal Acting in 16th Century Italian Comedy Forms -or- Why I Dig Commedia dell’Arte with Three Shovels By Jennifer Le Blanc Actor     There is a rich history of scholarship pertaining to the influence of Commedia dell’Arte on...

Auditioning for LSF

July 5, 2012 Auditions to First Read By Elissa Beth Stebbins Actor   Auditions Auditions are not my favorite part of the creative process. And I’m certain I’m not alone. For those of you who are required to audition to do what you love, I doubt I need say...

First Folio of Hamlet

June 28, 2012 Pre-rehearsal Workshop on the First Folio By Joan Boar LSF Volunteer   I had to thread my way around the hugs of veterans and the handshakes of newcomers to find a seat at this first meeting of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival 2012 company. It was held...