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Friday, August 11, 2017

Spotlight On...Sanaz Ghajar by Michael Block

Name: Sanaz GhajarHometown: Burlingame, CaliforniaEducation: New York University, TischFavorite Credits:  I have developed works nationally and internationally with New York Theatre Wor…

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Review: Thank You for Being Our Queen by Michael Block

By Michael BlockWhen you think she couldn't top herself, she does. Current reigning Drag Race All-Stars champion triumphantly Alaska returns to the Laurie Beechman in her newest homage to Am…

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Review: Are We Ready for the Storm? by Michael Block

By Ed MalinTheatre 167 presents Tina Howe’s new play Singing Beach at HERE.  Ari Laura Kreith directs.  You still have a few more summer days to catch this beach play. The r…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Spotlight On...Melisa Tien by Michael Block

Name:  Melisa Tien Hometown:  Woodland Hills, CAEducation:  BA in English, UCLA.   MFA in Playwriting, Columbia.Favorite Credits:  Yellow Card Red Card, Control, Fam…

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Spotlight On...Julie Dunlap by Michael Block

Name: Julie DunlapHometown: Lawrence, KansasEducation: B.A. in Human Biology from the University of Kansas (I’ve used it to make four humans)Favorite Credits: MotherFreakingHood! --- prior…

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Titus Tompkins by Michael Block

Name: Titus TompkinsHometown: Leesburg, GeorgiaEducation: MFA acting, American Conservatory TheatreWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: TerranceDescribe your character in thre…

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Lauren Patten by Michael Block

Name: Lauren PattenHometown: Chicago ILEducation: NYU & The New SchoolWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: ReableDescribe your character in three words: fierce, loving lea…

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Spotlight On...Sara Stotts by Michael Block

Name: Sara StottsHometown: I grew up in Ponca City, Oklahoma but now live outside of Chicago in Wilmette, ILEducation: Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern UniversityFavorite Cred…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Spotlight On...Michael Musial by Michael Block

Name: Michael MusialHometown: Buffalo NYEducation: Masters in Piano Performance, Masters in Music History  SUNY BuffaloFavorite Credits: Being a Father and musicianWhy theater?: I love …

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Nick Plakias by Michael Block

Name: Nick PlakiasHometown: Madison, WisconsinEducation: MFA in Acting, University of WashingtonWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Captain Marcus HeathDescribe your characte…

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Miche Braden by Michael Block

Name: Miche BradenHometown: Detroit, MIEducation: YesWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Cocaine NoraDescribe your character in three words: Mean Ass ButchTell us about The G…

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Chanel Karimkhani by Michael Block

Name: Chanel KarimkhaniHometown: Denver, COEducation: BFA University of the ArtsWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Ruby MaeDescribe your character in three words: Spunky, he…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Spotlight On...Brianna Kalisch by Michael Block

Name: Brianna KalischHometown: Three Lakes WIEducation: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (UK)Favorite Credits: How to choose!? These two stand out very memorable and challenging …

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Ridin' That Train with...Luke Darnell by Michael Block

Name: Luke DarnellHometown: I was actually born/spent my first few years in NYC but consider Morristown, NJ my hometown.Education: Studied at Worth-Tyrrell Studios School Of Performing Arts …

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Review: A Beautiful 1888 Tale of Women On The Verge by Michael Block

By Ed MalinDucdame Ensemble is now presenting The Enchantment at HERE Arts Center. Lucy Jane Atkinson directs Tommy Lexen’s adaptation/ translation of this Swedish play. The author, Victor…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Lauren J. Thomas by Michael Block

Name: Lauren J ThomasHometown: Wallingford, PA (outside Philly)Education: Acting BFA from Boston UniversityWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: GeorgiaDescribe your character …

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Spotlight On...Julie Soto, Will Finan, and Ryan Warren by Michael Block

Name: Julie Soto (book, lyrics and story); Will Finan (composer); Ryan Warren (director and story)Hometown: Sacramento, CA - all 3Favorite Credits: First time writers!JS: As an actor, Gertru…

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Review: The Dentons Are Never Tired of Going to the Theater by Michael Block

By Ed MalinMartin Denton Martin Denton is an oral history of an amazing man and his mother, who brought exposure and recognition to so many indie theater artists in New York. The indefatigab…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Robert Ariza by Michael Block

Name: Robert ArizaHometown: Richmond Hill (Queens), NYEducation: LaGuardia Arts HS, The University of MichiganWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Paul (& Bud)Describe you…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Spotlight On...Milo Manheim by Michael Block

Name: Milo ManheimHometown: Los Angeles CaliforniaEducation: High School Jr.Select Credits: Disney's "Zombies", Spring Awakening, Rent, A Chorus Line.Why theater?: I get to step into the sho…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Spotlight On...Johnny Walsh, Qais Essar, and Marina McClure by Michael Block

Name:Johnny Walsh, Composer & LyricistQais Essar, Co-composerMarina McClure, DirectorHometown:JW: Washington, DCQE: Phoenix, AZMM: Brooklyn, NYEducation:JW: MA in Near & Middle Easte…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Review: All Kinds of Love and Fabulous Costumes by Michael Block

By Ed MalinWhich is stronger, honesty or deception, love or hate? Can one buy happiness? A spouse? Justice? Public opinion?  Shall we agree that “Society isn’t maintained by its str…

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Spotlight On...Jessica Tyler Wright by Michael Block

Name: Jessica Tyler WrightHometown: Green Bay, WI (And I'm a SERIOUS Packers fan, going so far as being a season ticket holder AND an owner/shareholder.)Education: BFA in Musical Theatre and…

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Ridin' That Train with...Kendra Jo Brook by Michael Block

Name: Kendra Jo BrookHometown: Judith Gap, MontanaEducation: B.A.C. In Music Theatre, Bowling Green State UniversityWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Burma HarrisDescribe y…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Nattalyee Randall by Michael Block

Name: Nattalyee RandallHometown: Springfield, ILEducation: Western Illinois University - Bachelors in Music and English EducationWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Hattie El…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Spotlight On...Amber Mak by Michael Block

Name: Amber MakHometown: Chicago, IL but born and raised in KansasEducation: Northwestern UniversityFavorite Credits: Directing/Choreographing Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Hairspray at the…

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Ridin' That Train with...Ruby Wolf by Michael Block

Name: Ruby WolfHometown: Harwich, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod)Education: New York University BFA from Tisch School of the ArtsWho do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Mozelle McDan…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Spotlight On...Gemma Kaneko by Michael Block

Name: Gemma KanekoHometown: Rochester Hills, MIEducation: NYU, BFA, Tisch School of the Arts.Favorite Credits: This Must Be the Place (NYU/PHTS); The Goodship Appleship (NYU/PHTS)Why th…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Review: A Future That's Female by Michael Block

By Kelly KohlmanGreat Again is a showcase of two female-penned one-act plays, commissioned by Project Y Theatre Company as part of their second annual Women in Theatre Festival and presented…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Spotlight On...Carrie Berk by Michael Block

Name: Carrie BerkHometown: NYCEducation: Sophomore in high school next year!Select Credits: NYMF Camp Rolling Hills; Rockers on Broadway; NY Pops GalaWhy theater?: I love theater becaus…

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Spotlight On...Sharon Sachs by Michael Block

Name: Sharon SachsHometown: Rockford, IllinoisWho do you play in Numbers Nerds?: I play Ms. McGery – the former drama teacher now the janitor.  Although  - once a drama teacher …

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