Director’s Brief: Opening Night of /i/!

Director’s Brief: Opening Night of /i/!

by Karen Azenberg Happy Opening Night! It’s been a crazy week, but I want to give a big shout out to the cast and design staff of i. What amazing work they’ve done and, of course, playwright Jeff Talbott has done—a genius. I hope you’re all planning on seeing this play. You will not be … Continued

Director’s Brief: Musings on Classics

by Karen Azenberg We’re now five months into the Karen’s blog experiment. I say “experiment,” because I have yet to be convinced that all the random stuff going on here from week to week is actually interesting to someone other than me. Sure, I think we’re fascinating here at PTC! (I better; it’s my job—and … Continued

Director’s Brief: Not one, but two plays…

by Karen Azenberg Happy Friday! Another busy week…. Playwright Alex Lewin, Director Matt August and the cast of The Envelope have been hard at work in one rehearsal room preparing for tonight’s reading as part of our Play-by-Play series. Right next door, Jeff Talbott and I, along with the cast of i, are deep into … Continued

Director’s Brief: No space in the scene shop

by Karen Azenberg Rehearsals for i started this week—we know that not only because the actors are here but also because there is no available space left in the scene shop. This is a common occurrence mid-season; as one show completes, the next more than makes its presence known, encroaching on every inch of available … Continued

Director’s Brief: “Honey Honey”

by Karen Azenberg Greetings from New York City! “Honey Honey,” I am here in New York doing auditions for Mamma Mia! – What fun! Though, to be honest, ABBA eight hours a day for four days straight might be all I can take, and juggling the goings on here in New York and all the excitement … Continued

Director’s Brief: So the New Year begins…

by Karen Azenberg So the New Year begins… We’re in the quiet before the storm(s) here. And I have to admit, I enjoyed the phones not ringing and emails limited to after Christmas sales all of last week. But now we leave that luxurious calm and shift to all cylinders go! We have auditions today, … Continued

Director’s Brief: So the New Year begins…

So the New Year begins… We’re in the quiet before the storm(s) here. And I have to admit, I enjoyed the phones not ringing and emails limited to after Christmas sales all of last week. But now we leave that luxurious calm and shift to all cylinders go! We have auditions today, and tomorrow, for … Continued

Director’s Brief: New York, “Newsies,” and the new season

by Karen Azenberg So sorry I missed last week—with going to New York, and all the craziness of the holidays, Friday came and went before I realized it. What is the latest at PTC you ask? Well, casting is ongoing for both In the Heights and Twelfth Night. New York was busy. We probably saw … Continued

Director’s Brief: “Newsies” Opening Night!

by Karen Azenberg It’s Opening Night! I’ll keep it short this week… I tried to calculate the man-hours (can I say woman-hours?) that the cast and crew put in this week and it exploded my calculator. Leave it at: there were late nights, and early mornings, across the board. The show looks amazing and everyone’s … Continued