These are indeed strange times for humanity, as we collectively reel from the fallout that COVID-19 is continually blasting us with. To be clear, this is nothing I like to joke or about or take less-than-seriously. Not only are lives being lost, but livelihoods as well. No group knows this fearful effect more than artmakers … Continue reading Art… Will Find a Way
The Year of Women and Frankensteins
Well, it's October again and just as with the past two Halloween seasons, my play Frankenstein lives again! This time around, the show is being produced by River Company, a troupe who not only knows how to stage plays, but also design one really stellar Franken-bird. The genesis of the project started with a dear colleague … Continue reading The Year of Women and Frankensteins
What’s Bloomin’ this Spring?
Two years after I ended my first run on the Heartwood boards, I find myself back in coastal Maine performing in a staged reading of Bloomsday by Steven Dietz. Directed by Griff Braley and featuring the talents of Deirdre Manning, Mary Fraser and Cliff Blake, this is a play that... well, it's a bit trippy … Continue reading What’s Bloomin’ this Spring?
A Tempest is A-Brewin’!
This summer I've been back in Maine at the Heartwood Regional Theater Company, rehearsing Shakespeare's The Tempest. We open this Friday! I get to play King Alonso of Naples of Milan, who with his nobleman, must battle storms, harpies and lingering melancholy while they search for Ferdinand - the young heir to the throne. Little does Alonso … Continue reading A Tempest is A-Brewin’!
Reviews are in for Our Town!
4/27/2016 1:51:00 PM 'Our Town': a Timeless Classic By Eleanor Cade Busby "Our Town" opens Friday, April 29 at the Poe Theater in Newcastle. Heartwood's production of the play, under the direction of Griff Braley, strives to bring the production directly into the audience. It has an inclusive quality that welcomes the attendees into the … Continue reading Reviews are in for Our Town!
“OUR TOWN” – IN OUR TIME
From the Wiscasset Newspaper, published April 13, 2016 By Joy Braley, Heartwood executive director HEARTWOOD PRESENTS “OUR TOWN” - IN OUR TIME “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, opened in 1938 in NJ, went on to enjoy Broadway success, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama … and has remained in performance on the global scene, ever since. Heartwood Theater … Continue reading “OUR TOWN” – IN OUR TIME
Exploring Grover’s Corners
Today finds me not in the usual place at all, not any where near the usual place in fact. Right now I am on a bus in New Hampshire, traveling to Portland, ME where I will then catch another bus to a little coastal town named Damariscotta (also in Maine) where I will meet the … Continue reading Exploring Grover’s Corners
Festival Recognition for “Almost, Maine”
Extraordinarily please to share the news that the play I co-directed at the Lanesboro Community Theater, Almost, Maine has come back from the MACT Festival in Cokato, Minnesota with a few feathers in its cap. MACT stands for Minnesota Association of Community Theatres and every year there is a festival/ competition with workshops and 60-minute stagings of … Continue reading Festival Recognition for “Almost, Maine”
Press Release: Almost, Maine
“It’s love, but not quite…” The play, “Almost, Maine”, will be presented by the Lanesboro Community Theater Feb. 27-March 8. It’s a sweet look into the lives of the residents of a small, mythical town in Maine called “Almost”. The play is full of laughs and heart. Each of the nine scenes happen at the … Continue reading Press Release: Almost, Maine