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Interview with Cast of “Spring Awakening”

Last week Shelly Irwin of WGVU interviewed members of the cast of Spring Awakening.  There is still time to catch the interview if you missed it:

Click here to listen to the interview.

Don’t forget – this production runs 2 more weekends!  Dec. 8 – 10 and Dec. 15 -17.  All shows are at 8 PM.  To learn more about Spring Awakenings, or to purchase tickets, go to www.atgr.org

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Austin Bunn Interviewed about RUST

Check it out: Austin Bunn interviewed in www.wakegreatlakes.org about RUST.  Look for Austin and company to take performances of RUST on the road in the near future, in addition to Iowa performances by our friends at Working Group Theatre.

Great Lakes Voices: An Interview with Playwright Austin Bunn

Rust is a play by Austin Bunn that chronicles the fallout after the closure of the GM plant in Wyoming, Michigan — just one event in the gradual loss of manufacturing jobs in the region. The play, developed with a “Creation Fund” grant from the National Performance Network, recently concluded its run at the Actors’ Theatre of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Plans for a fall 2012 tour of other sites in Michigan are already underway. Wake interviewed Austin Bunn shortly after the Grand Rapids run.

Wake: Rust is a documentary play. What does that mean, and why or how did it take that shape?

AB: The “documentary play” form has become as a successful new genre in American theatre — here, I think of The Laramie Project (about the murder of Matthew Shepard), The Exonerated (about the experiences of exonerated inmates), This Beautiful City (about the rise of the New Life Christian Church), or Anna Deveare Smith’s plays Let Me Down Easy and Fires in the Mirror. I’ve been interested in the form for years. Back when I was working as a magazine journalist, I looked at these powerful, immersive theatrical experiences with envy, since they seemed to accomplish what journalism was struggling to do: move people and make them think about an issue through storytelling. (…)

Read the rest of the interview on www.wakegreatlakes.org

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Interview with the Director of “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball”

Have you heard the great buzz about The Sweetest Swing in Baseball?

Want to learn more about the play and the creative process that goes into taking it from the rehearsal room to the stage? Be sure and check out this interview with Sweetest Swing‘s director, Shelly Urbane.

Remember, there is still one weekend left to see Actors’ Theatre’s fourth production.  For more information on other upcoming events or to order your tickets, go to www.atgr.org

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“Opus” Performs Tonight!

Photo credits: Eryn Kovach, Moments in Life Photography

How better to warm up on a cold night than with great theatre?  There are just three more chances to see Opus at Actors’ Theatre.  Please note, that while the GRCC Campus is closed due to weather, the show will still go on!  You can still purchase tickets online at www.atgr.org, or the box office will open this evening at 4 PM.

There are performances of Opus on Feb. 3, 4 & 5th at 8:00PM.  Tickets can be purchased by calling (616) 234-3946 or online at www.atgr.org.

Want to learn more about the show The Grand Rapids Press called a “a work of art”?  Head over to WGVU’s website and listed to Shelley Irwin’s interview with the cast or, check out the photos from the show on Actors’ Facebook page.

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Listen Now! WGVU Radio Interview on “Distracted”

Check it out!  Ceclilia Skidmore from WGVU interviewed Distracted director Fred Sebulske and consultant Dr. Michael Ryan about Actors’ current production. Distracted opens this Thursday.  (Go to www.actorstheatregrandrapids.org for more information.)

From the WGVU website:

November 28, 2010 | WGVU  Cecilia is joined by Fred Sebulske and Dr. Michael Ryan, talking about the play Distracted, opening at the Actors’ Theatre in Grand Rapids.

Distracted is a play about a family whose nine-year-old boy is diagnosed with ADHD. Fred Sebuslke is the founder of the Actor’s Theatre and has been directing plays for over 40 years. Distracted marks his 55th production with the Actors’ Theatre.

Dr. Michael Ryan is a clinical psychologist who specializes in ADHD, dyslexia and other learning disabilities. He acted as a consultant for Distracted.

To listen to the complete interview, scroll down the Open Minds web page to the segment on Distracted and then click the”Listen” link.

To purchase tickets for Distracted, contact the Spectrum Theatre box office at (616)234-3946 or click the button below:

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