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Bringing a World Premiere Written for the Stage to the Digital Space

ACT Managing Director Becky Witmer just knew it when she saw a reading of Keiko Green’s new play, Wad last year. This was something special. “Watching the workshop reading of Wad was the moment during the pandemic last summer that I realized this can work,” Becky says. “I couldn’t take my eyes off of Rachel and Avery on screen and I was engrossed in the story, almost like at a theatre – or watching [...]

By |2021-02-17T16:56:51-08:00February 17th, 2021|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Bringing a World Premiere Written for the Stage to the Digital Space

Adam Stern: Conducting to Live, pt 2

Christopher Bronke continues his conversation with Adam Stern. You might know Adam as the composer of ACT's A Christmas Carol score. The mild-mannered Stern is a versatile and active musician - principally a symphonic conductor. He is also an accomplished composer, pianist and published writer on music. He was the 1990 Grammy winner for "Classical Producer of the Year", an award garnered for a series of American symphonic music CDs with the Seattle Symphony [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:11:03-08:00January 14th, 2021|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Adam Stern: Conducting to Live, pt 2

The Interview: Julieta Vitullo

Julieta Vitullo is a bilingual creator, filmmaker, author, playwright and much more. An Argentine native, she came to the United States on a Fulbright. Julieta received an MA in English and a PhD in Latin American literature from Rutgers. She taught for two decades and made the award-winning documentary The Exact Shape of the Islands. Get to know this talented artist in our interview and then be sure to tune in on January 14 [...]

By |2021-01-11T19:50:58-08:00January 11th, 2021|ACTFocus|Comments Off on The Interview: Julieta Vitullo

Adam Stern: Conducting to Live, pt 1

Adam Stern’s music should be very familiar to A Christmas Carol audiences. The beloved score, composed in 1996, is one of Stern’s favorites - and his first for a play. Read on to discover more about Stern and the music of A Christmas Carol in part one of our profile.

By |2021-01-14T13:16:48-08:00December 9th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Adam Stern: Conducting to Live, pt 1

An Interview with Kirsten Potter

ACT and Trial and Error Productions have partnered on ACTLocal, a series of workshops and play readings spotlighting eight local playwrights and the development of new, contemporary work. ACT launches ACT@Home on Thursday, August 20 with the ACTLocal Playwright Series, conversations with these playwrights. First up: Core Company members Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter. Kirsten is a founding member of the Core Company and has appeared in a number of ACT productions including Big Love, [...]

By |2020-08-20T10:23:37-07:00August 18th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on An Interview with Kirsten Potter

An Interview with Keiko Green

ACT and Trial and Error Productions have partnered on ACTLocal, a series of workshops and play readings spotlighting eight local playwrights and the development of new, contemporary work. ACT launches ACT@Home on Thursday, August 20 with the ACTLocal Playwright Series, conversations with these playwrights. First up: Core Company members Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter. Keiko Green is no stranger to ACT's stage. She appeared in Stupid F%@$ing Bird and Dangerous Liasons in 2016. Later [...]

By |2020-08-20T10:22:45-07:00August 18th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on An Interview with Keiko Green

Q&A with Goldie and Don Silverman

We asked ACT Board of Trustees member Goldie Silverman and her husband Don to share their ACT Theatre story. We hope you enjoy it! I started out 1965 feeling sorry for myself. While I was reading national magazines that were making lots of noise about exciting contemporary plays opening in New York that were breaking the rules of traditional play-writing, like Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You In the Closet and I’m feeling [...]

By |2020-08-06T16:48:11-07:00August 6th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Q&A with Goldie and Don Silverman

ACTFocus: Amanda Mueller

Meet Amanda Mueller, Costume Shop Manager at ACT Theatre. You see her work when the lights go down at every performance on our stage. Amanda works closely with each show's designer to realize their vision while staying on budget and managing the dressing process from soup to nuts. She also coordinates the look, costuming, make up and hair with the marketing department on photo shoots for campaigns which can be shot months in advance [...]

By |2020-05-13T22:34:31-07:00May 12th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on ACTFocus: Amanda Mueller