August 2015 = Theatre Festivals

And what that means is that there’s a lot running from theatre to theatre seeing the best of what Indie theatre has to offer. Over the next month, I’ll be rolling out some amazing shows that are running at the New York Theatre Festival as well as at the NY International Fringe Festival. My upcoming…

Guest Blogger: Nick Radu Reviews Rise of the Usher by Jessica Elkin

Every business has its cast of characters and Rise of the Usher gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the front of the house at a Broadway theater. Jessica Elkin doesn’t waste any time delving into those characters as she jumps right into the action. Accents, mannerisms and voice changes abound as…

Meet the Ushers (Part 2): Two Viewpoints on Attending the Theatre

Yesterday was about the experience of going to the theatre. Today we’ll meet two characters, Queen Gwendolyn and Rona Do Ya Wanna, who have very clear viewpoints on being a patron. Meet them and 9 others in Jessica Elkin’s Rise of the Usher.   Queen Gwendolyn on her preparation for going to the theater. Frankly,…

Meet the Ushers (Part 1)

In light of the latest Patti Lupone‘s stand against blatant use of cell phones in the theatre, I thought about my own experiences in the theatre. Now it is absolutely true that my upcoming project, Rise of the Usher written and performed by Jessica Elkin, is about the theatre experience. I have had many wonderful…

It’s a Festival A-Gogo and You’re Invited

Today I finally took the first step in planning my summer-of-theatre viewing tour. Once there is acceptance that my life will be even more devoted to the theatre for this summer, I had to take the first step: Look at the guides for the festivals! Oh my world. There are three festivals that are on…