Blog entries posted during 2012

Blog 7

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What's the history of the Huntington's relationship with commercial producers?

by: Peter DuBois at 10/25/2012 11:12 PM

The Boston Globe  reported recently on an upcoming study about the partnership between the non-profit-theatre and commercial producers. The study was sponsored by the Center for  Theater Commons  at Emerson College and written by Diane Ragsdale....

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Rehearsal Dispatch: Now Or Later

by: Omar Robinson at 10/03/2012 11:23 PM

One of the many wonderful things about this rehearsal process is how we start the day. Usually, after enough of us have entered the rehearsal hall, someone will ask, "Did you see the news from last night?" or "You catch that interview this morning...

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Producing Without A Net

by: Lisa Timmel at 10/02/2012 11:26 PM

Last spring, in a highly unusual artistic leap of faith, Peter DuBois made an offer to  Gold Dust Orphans  mastermind and Huntington Playwriting Fellow  Ryan Landry : the Huntington would give Ryan a production slot to do whatever he wanted. With...

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What Audiences Are Saying About Good People

by: Thom Dunn at 09/28/2012 11:29 PM

Have you seen  Good People ? Please share your comments with us. What was your experience like seeing  Good People  in Boston? Did the characters and setting feel familiar to you? How did that affect your enjoyment of the production?  Who do you...

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Michael Maso on the Death of John Silber

by: Michael Maso at 09/27/2012 05:34 PM

We learned today that John Silber passed away early this morning. As transformative a figure as Dr. Silber was to  Boston University , he was even more critical to the  Huntington , which would not have come into being without his personal...

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A Dispatch From Good People Rehearsal: Week 2

by: Melanie Garber, Assistant to the Director at 09/06/2012 05:38 PM

We now find ourselves about halfway through our rehearsal process for  Good People . The clarity of story is becoming a reality onstage. In a constant effort to serve the play, we comb through the complex layers of each scene, and at times even ea...

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Tessitura: More Than Your Average Software Conference

by: Lisa McColgan, Annual Fund Coordinator at 09/05/2012 05:41 PM

Lisa McColgan, Annual Fund Coordinator I recently got back from a software conference where — in addition to making a presentation in which the red sheep from  Candide  were prominently featured - I ate meals in a giant ballroom with around 1,200...

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A Dispatch From Good People Rehearsall

by: Melanie Garber, Assistant to the Director at 08/29/2012 06:08 PM

Rehearsals began last Tuesday for our production of  David Lindsay-Abaire ’s  Good People . The magic from page to stage is particularly poignant this time around because we have a local story (Southie native Margie, played by  Johanna Day , is ou...

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281 Offices On The Move

by: Jessica Andrewartha, Development Associate at 08/23/2012 09:42 AM

There in an orange crate in my cubical big enough that I could crawl into it. At least one of my co-workers has already done just that. The orange crate is the physical evidence of the big inter-office move that just happened here at the Huntingto...

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Rehearsals Begin in Washington, DC for Invisible Man

by: Lisa Timmel at 08/10/2012 09:44 AM

Monday nights are usually a night off for theatre folk, but last Monday night sixty or so artists, administrators, and patrons gathered at  Studio Theatre  in Washington, DC for the first rehearsal of the Huntington/Studio co-production of ...

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Our Visit To DC's Studio Theatre For Invisible Man

by: Justin Seward, Assistant Props Master at 08/08/2012 09:47 AM

This past week our Asst. Technical Director Dan Oleksy and I took a trip to Washington, DC to visit our friends at the Studio Theatre , who are currently building our co-production of Invisible Man , an adaptation of Ralph Ellison's novel by Oren...

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An Incredible New York City Experience For Three Boston Teens

by: Meg O'Brien at 05/10/2012 09:56 AM

This weekend proved to be an incredible experience for our department and for the three young people who represented Boston at the  August Wilson Monologue Competition . The pool of 21 competitors was narrowed down to 15 Finalists, including our...

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PICTURE IT: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

by: Solange Garcia at 05/10/2012 09:58 AM

GET CREATIVE, GET CRAZY, and GET IT ON CAMERA! Get ready for this June's  Emerging America Festival , the third annual collaboration between the Huntington Theatre Company, American Repertory Theatre (ART), and the Institute of Contemporary Art...

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Two Boston Students Compete In Final Round of August Wilson Monologue Competition Tonight

by: Meg O'Brien at 05/07/2012 10:07 AM

Tyrel Joseph at Boston's August Wilson Monologue Competition, photo: David S. Marshall Very exciting news coming from Education and Community Associate Naheem Garcia in New York City today!  After a preliminary round of competition this morning, t...

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More Awards News: Huntington Receives 12 Elliot Norton Award Nominations

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 04/24/2012 10:14 AM

The IRNE Awards were presented last night, and so now our attention turns to the Boston Theatre Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards , to be presented on Monday, May 21. The 2012 Elliot Norton Awards will honor productions that played April ...

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Huntington Sweeps IRNE Awards!

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 04/24/2012 10:57 AM

Huntington dramaturg Charles Haughland with playwright Stephen Karam ( Sons of the Prophet ) It was a joy-filled night for the Huntington at the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards presentation yesterday as our our 2011 productions ...

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Authentic Instruments for Ma Rainey's

by: Thom Dunn at 03/22/2012 11:19 AM

Glenn Turner, Jason Bowen, G. Valmont Thomas, and Charles Weldon in  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,  photo: T. Charles Erickson Music is a major component of our current production of  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom — the contrast between the old style of...

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Student's Reaction to Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 03/21/2012 11:29 AM

We recieved this wonderful note from a instructor/actress who brought her students to a recent performance of  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: Apart from thank yous from me and my Bunker Hill students that attended  Ma Rainey's... , I want you to know...

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A Message from Michael Maso, In The Aftermath of the Great Boston Blackout

by: Michael Maso at 03/16/2012 11:53 AM

As most of you know the power outage in the Back Bay had Huntington Avenue as its epicenter, and as a result we lost the Tuesday preview and Wednesday opening night performances of  Ma Rainey . In addition to the BU Theatre our administrative...

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We've Received 39 IRNE Award Nominations!

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 03/06/2012 11:56 AM

We've received 39 IRNE Award nominations from the Independent Reviewers of New England, which recognized each our 2011 productions. The 39 nominations are five more than we received for our 2010 productions and more than twice as many as any other...

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My Experience With August Wilson

by: Solange Garcia at 02/08/2012 12:03 PM

"This is where I was when I wrote it, and I have to move on now to something else." — August Wilson August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston Finalists This past Saturday, student representatives from nine Boston Public Schools took to the Boston...

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You say, "clafoutis..."

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 01/17/2012 12:09 PM

A savvy, French-speaking patron wrote to us with the following question: "Just saw God of Carnage and was really bugged by a small detail. Why did the cast all mispronounce 'clafoutis?' Surely members of the aspirational class would know to put th...

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