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Directors Notes: The Refugee Hotel by Playwright Carmen Aguirre

We asked director and playwright of The Refugee Hotel, Carmen Aguirre, to give us her notes on her play. Aguirre shares with us some of the details around the “fictionalized autobiographical” elements of the play, as well as the deep “universal truths the victims and survivors of political oppression” that the story is based upon, and the hope the lies within. Carmen Aguirre: I ... Read More »

Director’s Notes: Cameron Mackenzie dishes on the synergetic origins of Elbow Room Café: The Musical

We asked director and producer, Cameron Mackenzie of Zee Zee Theatre, to give us his notes, a backgrounder if you will, on the new fully-professional staging of the play—Elbow Room Café: The Musical. Cam says, “Like all good art, it’s the years, experiences, and people that you meet leading up to the actual idea [four years in the making] that makes the ... Read More »

Director’s Notes: Barbara Tomasic turns the light on “42nd Street”

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” —Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabhan by JK Rowling When Kathryn Shaw of Studio 58 asked me to direct 42nd Street, we were still in pre-Trump times: basking in the glow of our new, handsome, charismatic Prime Minister, ... Read More »

Drew Facey sets the stage for ‘Angels’

Seasoned set designer Drew Facey describes his vision for Studio 58’s production of Angels in America. An angel hovers in the heavens, a wife descends into madness, a politician frets and fumes in his office, and two lovers meet for a furtive hookup in a public park. These iconic scenes from Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches can be quite ... Read More »

Studio 58’s 50th Anniversary Celebration! #50Gr8Yrs

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