"The theatre's a good space for telling humans about what it is to be human." Simon Stephens
Thank you to everyone who came out to the
Telling Humans New Play Reading Festival.
You gave us feedback on our plays and
supported the people who support us.
Who's Knockin' at the Door
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Managing Director, Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta
Celise Kalke will share with us her expertise on helping actors explore text and dialogue, using Paula Vogel's play, And Baby Makes Seven.
Celise joined Synchronicity Theatre as Managing Director in October, 2018. From 2005 to 2018, Celise led the Alliance Theatre’s New Work programs, notably the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwright Competition and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. She served as Dramaturg for many Alliance productions and world premieres. Before moving to Atlanta Celise served as the Director of the Literary Department for New York’s Public Theatre producing the New Work Now! reading festival while working as a Dramaturg for Shakespeare’s work. Her career began at Chicago’s Court Theatre and the Juilliard School. Her administrative skills have been displayed as a new work producer, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) conference planner, LMDA Administrator, and administrator in the Brooklyn Academy of Music Education Department. She has been an Artistic Associate at NEXT Theatre in Chicago, an Affiliated Artist with Independent Art HERE in New York, an Advisory Council Member, instructor, and Dramaturg for Working Title Playwrights, and frequent teacher at Actor’s Express. She began her career in Prague, the Czech Republic, working with Misery Loves Company, the Narodni Divadlo, and Divadlo Pod Palmovko. Celise was named a 2009 Theatre Artist of the Future by American Theatre Magazine.
Saturday, November 11, 2024
Stage Manager, Invictus Theatre, Chicago
Saturday, November 11, we were pleased to welcome Gabby Rooney (Rooney G) to our lab! We had a great conversation and learned so much about the life of a Stage Manager.
Rooney G was the stage manager for The Crucible at Invictus Theatre in Chicago, and is a top flight stage manager and all around great theatre person. Rooney G just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of "MacBeth by the Sea."
Rooney G discussed their performance report; the role of the stage manager during production; and lots of other topics we had tons of questions about.
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