She’s Not a Sheriff, but She Plays One on Stage

As Sheriff Terry Burton in HARD CELL, Jen Cody does and says some pretty hilarious things - but she took her preparations for the role quite seriously. Her research included a Saturday night ride-along during the second week of rehearsals with an officer from the Ontario County Sheriff's Department.

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Overheard from the Front Desk: A Christmas Carol

Jess Meyer-Crosby shares what he's overheard from his desk near the rehearsal hall and bustling public waiting areas as A CHRISTMAS CAROL gets ready for the stage.

Inside the Audition Room: Interview with Venus in Fur Cast

For me, auditions are the stuff of nightmares - right up there with the final exam for that class I never attended but forgot to drop, and that important presentation I showed up for in my pajamas - so I've always been impressed by the performers I know who put themselves through that horror regularly. … Continue reading Inside the Audition Room: Interview with Venus in Fur Cast

Someone Else’s Shoes: An Actor Prepares

Set models and costume sketches are beautiful, and they give the artists a way to talk about and prepare for the world they're creating onstage. But the way an actor prepares can be a little harder to grasp. How does a person put themselves in someone else's shoes so completely that an audience believes that … Continue reading Someone Else’s Shoes: An Actor Prepares