Posts Tagged wang center

Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: Ida Dunham

Who are you? Ida Dunham

What do you do? Performing arts administration

Where are you from originally? Brookline

How long have you been working in Boston? 30+ years

Why do you stay? Masochist.

What’s your earliest theatre memory? The Colored Museum by George Wolfe at the Public Theatre in NYC

What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? Cannot recall from childhood but loved Mabou Mines Lulu at ART in the 80s.

What was your first job in theatre? Intern at Metropolitan Center, predecessor to Wang Theatre

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? At the Hotel Sacher in Vienna before Andrea Chenier at the Staatsoper. goulash soup, tafelspitz and Sachertorte of course.

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? Champagne and open faced sandwich of smoked salmon or jambon crui

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? Not a performer thank God. I usually eat before but later would be better. This isn’t Madrid.

If you could change one thing about theater, what would it be? Canned music in straight plays and pretentiousness.

What kind of theater excites you? Innovative contemporary theatre.

What advice do you have for artists just starting out? Ativan.

The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? Sounds like a good idea. Get busy.

YOUR TURN! Write to us here!

 

Advertisements

, , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: Danielle Leeber

Who are you? Danielle Leeber

What do you do? Producing Artistic Director of Boston Actors Theater

Where are you from originally? Hudson, MA

How long have you been working in Boston? 8 years

Why do you stay? The community here is “real” people say what they mean and like to hear the truth. They are passionate about performing arts and the artists around them. Not to mention the ton of talent here!

What’s your earliest theatre memory? Performing as part of the Hudson Drama Workshop when i was 7. They were great!

What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? Seeing Phantom of the Opera at the Wang when I was 10.

What was your first job in theatre? Actress

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? Dim sum from the Super 88 near Playwrights’ Theatre!

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? anything i have time to grab really

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? When I used to perform, I never ate before I went on. After though, I would go to town!

What kind of theater excites you? I love working on new works. Knowing you are creating something new for audiences and helping a playwright get their voice heard is priceless. Since all BAT’s new work is by Massachusetts playwrights it also helps in giving the state a chance at more exposure!

What advice do you have for artists just starting out? You have to love what you do. If it doesn’t come from the heart it won’t ring true and truth is what Boston is all about.

The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? I think that’s great! Running a company who’s mission it is to support local artists of all kinds I see the amount of talent here. They deserve to be showcased and focused on!

YOUR TURN! Write to us here!

 

, , , , ,

Leave a comment

Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: Emily Griffin

Who are you? Emily Griffin

What do you do? General Management Professional Intern at the Huntington Theatre Company.  Freelance performer.

Where are you from originally? Beverly, MA

How long have you been working in Boston? 1 year

What’s your earliest theatre memory? Seeing Phantom of the Opera at the Wang Center

What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? See above.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? Anything at Picco

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? An apple (I’m healthy)

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? I have to eat or else I get light-headed.  There was a time when I ritualistically ate ramen noodles, but now I’ll have anything that’s dairy-free, non-greasy, and light.

The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? I think the most exciting niche is the fringe scene.  The incorporation of circus, sideshow, cabaret, and burlesque elements is fascinating, entertaining, and has potential for major expansion.

YOUR TURN! Write to us here!

, , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment