I had become very de-sensitized to the emotional tour de force that is Ragtime by the time opening night rolled around. I was watching the show for technical smoothness, vocal power, and acting technique, and not experiencing any of the emotional release that makes theater so special. Fortunately, gaining an audience helped me again see […]
We’re prompted to “articulate our journey” in this post, and for me that inspires me to look back not just to the beginning of Ragtime, but to the beginning of my Duke experience. This week a lot of people have asked me if I’m nervous about opening night. I find myself surprised to answer that no, […]
Last night’s discussion coincided with some writing I’ve been doing on my Distinction paper about Ragtime’s roots in 1532 Germany. For my first official post, I want to share with everyone that context, because doing this research left me astounded. I’ve worked on three different productions of Ragtime and never did I know it had […]
The first read-through was an incredibly powerful experience for me. I had my first meeting with Prof. Beckwith in the Theater Studies department about the possibility of a Theater Studies – Hoof ‘n’ Horn collaboration 19 months ago, on April 27, 2010. That was over a year and a half ago, and it was a […]
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