Outside, a million people streamed through the streets in revolt. Inside, a million thoughts swirled through my head.
On May Day, 2006, protestors across the…Continue
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I’m crafting sales projections for the coming season in Popejoy Hall. These are our…Continue
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Early that spring, I felt like pretty hot stuff. I was working for Rick Johnson & Company on the Paramount Pictures account. We were one of…Continue
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“It only takes one person to encourage others and inspire them,” wrote eighth grader Leidy M. She was summing up her study of the novel Les Misérables under student teacher Mari Hawes. Leidy might well have been commenting on her teacher instead of…Continue
Not long after I arrived here in 1980, theater people were telling me they wished I had seen someone named Patti something. They wished I had heard her sing. ‘She's…Continue
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I watched a video yesterday of Steve Jobs telling the 2005 graduating class at Stanford, “You’ve got to find what you love. ... Your time is limited, so don't waste it…Continue
This past Sunday, Barry Gaines, UNM Professor Emeritus, delivered a prelude to the production of Macbeth that would occupy our stage that afternoon. He reminded me of an historical fact that lived just outside the perimeter of my…Continue
We are drawn to light. It’s in our DNA.…Continue
You’re headed to New York for a conference that starts Wednesday morning, so you have to be in the city the night before. You decide to catch the opera Tuesday night. Your plane is scheduled to land at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the opera starts at 7:30:…Continue
A woman dabs on a bit of perfume for her night out. She and her husband are seeing a show in Popejoy Hall. They arrive at their seats. The man next to them complains to the ushers that the…Continue
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Tomorrow, I’m giving a talk at Bookworks on Rio Grande.
No, I haven’t written a book. Nor am I signing copies of…Continue
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I work in a basement office. I process numbers, edit words, answer phone calls, attend meetings, monitor budgets. How different is that from any other office job?…Continue
My friend Elizabeth told me she was trying out for Anything Goes. Landmark Musicals holds its auditions…Continue
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The Kings of Salsa, a show from Cuba, comes to Popejoy Hall next month. Do you want to know how rare the performance will be?
Eight days ago, the Cuban company arrived at JFK International Airport, a facility that handles nearly 23 million passengers yearly. The first…Continue
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If you invited 1,975 people to your house, you'd lay down some rules, wouldn't you? We do. The hard part for us at Popejoy Hall is to create rules that don't restrict people's ability to have fun. Some of the rules we have do cause a few grimaces, so I thought an explanation might help.
Added by Terry S. Davis on May 13, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Without a little dramaturgy, you won’t know where you are. Dramaturgy — which sounds far too much like a major affliction — is the process of establishing physical, social, political and other contexts for a given play.
There are other functions of dramaturgy, too,…Continue
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Morgan Faulkner earned her Equity card about six months ago, a status symbol among actors, a level of acceptance for professionalism in her industry. Since then she’s not found any work. (Well, she’s a waitress.)
The Sunday before we opened the show at La Posada (now Hotel Andaluz) where…Continue
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