Blog Category: 2016 / 2017 Season

In Context: SHERLOCK HOLMES IN POP CULTURE

AUTHOR: Chloe Loos, Artistic Intern ­­ATC’s Holmes and Watson carries on a long and storied tradition of reimagining the canon (which refers to the short stories and novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), characters, situations, and even time or location of the famous detective. Why has he survived – thrived, rather – for over […]

Flip The Script: Roots Music In RING OF FIRE

AUTHOR: Chloe Loos, Artistic Intern Did you know that some of your favorite songs have been in the making since the time of your great-great-(maybe even great)-grandparents? Due to America’s history of immigration and colonialism, our early music came from a wide variety of people. Known as roots music because they served as the basis […]

In Context: Johnny Cash’s Influence Today

AUTHOR: Chloe Loos, Artistic Intern Not many artists can say that they’ve had a music career spanning over fifty years, released 96 records across multiple different labels, and sold over 90 million copies, but Johnny Cash can. That – and his inclusion in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, […]

Meet The Team: Phoenix Box Office Manager Geri Silvi

Re-published with permission from OnMedia Publications. Meet Geri Silvi, Arizona Theatre Company Box Office Manager and the March Arts Hero. Geri is often the first point of contact for theatregoers, and she uses the opportunity to make their experience positive. Born and raised south of Boston, Geri was introduced to the arts through her high school […]

Flip The Script: Rasquachismo and LA ESQUINITA, USA

AUTHOR: Chloe Loos, Artistic Intern Despite the striking set design and incredible use of sound and lights in La Esquinita, USA, perhaps the most striking feature is the unique aesthetic attitude the show maintains. As the show’s first regional production, Arizona Theatre Company was able to give the artistic team more resources than it has had […]

In Context: El Teatro Campesino

AUTHOR: Chloe Loos, Artistic Intern La Esquinita, USA was developed at El Teatro Campesino, the longest running Chicano theatre in the United States. The company was founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez on the Delano picket lines of the United Farmworkers Union (as led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta) and performed short, improvised scenes […]

Meet The Artists: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Actors Krista Curry, Taylor Pearlstein, And Jennifer Wingerter

AUTHOR: Erin Treat, Online Engagement Coordinator Krista Curry, Taylor Pearlstein, and Jennifer Wingerter play Teyve’s three eldest daughters (Chava, Hodel, and Tzeitel, respectively) in ATC’s critically acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof. You can learn more about their previous credits here. ATC: How did you get started in theatre? MS. PEARLSTEIN: I guess I started pretty […]

In Context: A Note From The Writer/Performer Behind LA ESQUINITA, USA

AUTHOR: Rubén C. González, Playwright / Performer of La Esquinita, USA I began writing La Esquinita, USA in 2007. I was working as a substitute teacher in Southeast Los Angeles to subsidize my acting career, when I was asked to teach a class of troubled high schoolers for ten weeks. In my head, I heard “Run […]

In Context: A Note From The Director Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

AUTHOR: David Ira Goldstein, ATC Artistic Director and Director of Fiddler on the Roof When Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway in 1964, it was instantly embraced. Fiddler became the first Broadway show to run for more than 3,000 performances, it spawned hundreds of productions all over the world in dozens of languages, the […]

Behind the Scenes: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Rehearsals

AUTHOR: Arizona Theatre Company We can’t invite you directly into the rehearsal room (we wouldn’t all fit!), but we’re giving you the next best thing! Our first-ever video blog gives you a special, behind-the-scenes look at the first week of rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof.