Theatre Talk with Lori Atkins, Producer of Musical Theatre Orange County’s Tarzan

I had the opportunity to chat with Mitch Atkins of Musical Theatre Orange County a few years ago (check out our chat here!) while he was deep in the midst of MTOC's production of Mary Poppins. MTOC has been very busy since then, and I was thrilled to find out on Twitter that MTOC's upcoming …

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2017: The Year in Review

2017: The Year in Review

This year has been tough. There have definitely been wonderful moments, but it's been busy and overwhelming at times. You'll notice it's been radio silence around here, which I'm not happy about. I am very grateful for all the opportunities and the many reasons why it's been quiet on the blog, but I do admit that …

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Tiny Theatre Tips #10: Pay Attention to Details

Tiny Theatre Tips #10: Pay Attention to Details

Tiny Theatre Tips #10: Pay Attention to Details I love costumes. They're fun to wear, they help to tell the story of the show you're working on, and they help you to delve deeper into your character. It's fascinating to me, as a youth theatre director, to see the change in demeanour when a young …

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What's In My Stage Combat Bag?

What’s In My Stage Combat Bag?

As I do more and more stage combat work, I've found that it's super useful to have a bag or kit with my stage combat supplies in it, so I can grab it and get to rehearsals! As an independent artist with a lot of commitments on my plate (directing, teaching, writing and blogging, stage …

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If we were having coffee…

Let's imagine we're in a nice, cozy coffee shop, with a couple of beverages (confession: I don't drink coffee, so I'd actually be drinking a hot chocolate or decaf iced mocha) and we're hanging out together after a whole bunch of "We totally need to hang out more" conversations. We've finally figured out our schedules …

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