Guest Blogger: Scott Wesley Slavin on the Actor-Audience Relationship

My friends, Scott and Valerie, just concluded 25 performances of Naked in Alaska at Edinburgh. 25 shows in a three week span. For those of you who follow me and have been reading my articles this summer on festivals for The Write Teacher(s) (and if you haven't, click HERE), I have been exploring theatre in … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Scott Wesley Slavin on the Actor-Audience Relationship

TBB: The Pawnbroker Extends to FringeNYC Encores, I Am Me, EstroGenius Festival, Fountain of Youth

When one festival closes another one opens. Or overlaps. Or extends.  My journey has taken me through many of the festivals in NYC (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, West Village Musical Theatre Festival, NYMF, FringeNYC and now EstroGenius). I won't lie. I am tired as I am sure the many many artists who have taken part … Continue reading TBB: The Pawnbroker Extends to FringeNYC Encores, I Am Me, EstroGenius Festival, Fountain of Youth

TBB: Last Chance: The Pawnbroker, The Apple Tree; Free Ticket Giveaway to Donkey Punch

As one festival closes, more are opening. If you haven't had the chance to see the Fringe, this is your last week to grab a few. I will be updating my tour as my schedule has shifted and, believe it or not, there is theatre outside of the Fringe Festival that I supported. It's hard … Continue reading TBB: Last Chance: The Pawnbroker, The Apple Tree; Free Ticket Giveaway to Donkey Punch

TBB: The Pawnbroker, The Apple Tree, Summer of Love

There's no reason not to support independent theatre especially when one of these shows may be the next Rent or The Book of Mormon or even The Glass Menagerie. Also, all of us started somewhere, so if you are an artist or are one in the confines of your four walls or even someone who … Continue reading TBB: The Pawnbroker, The Apple Tree, Summer of Love

Guest Blogger Jennifer Curfman on Brecht and The Pawnbroker

It's no secret that I have a soft spot for solo shows. I find them interesting and challenging at the same time I am usually in awe. As an actress, I have always done shows with multiple character rather than a show with one performer playing multiple characters. This time around I have the pleasure … Continue reading Guest Blogger Jennifer Curfman on Brecht and The Pawnbroker

TBB: FringeNYC Opens: The Pawnbroker, The Lost Ones, A 1940s Comedy of Errors

This week marks the 3rd anniversary of Theatre Beyond Broadway. That initial newsletter was all I had to share with you about the handful of upcoming shows. Now TBB has grown to have it's own website, FB page and even it's own business. This is my thank you for keeping with me all these years … Continue reading TBB: FringeNYC Opens: The Pawnbroker, The Lost Ones, A 1940s Comedy of Errors

First Fridays with Valerie G. Keane: Why Won’t Anyone Come to My Show?!

How many times have I heard the lament, “Why can’t I get anyone to come to my show?” I am going to give you the answer.  Are you ready?  Here it is: because it is hard to get people to come to your show. Really, really hard. For those of you who are reading this … Continue reading First Fridays with Valerie G. Keane: Why Won’t Anyone Come to My Show?!