Jennifer Aniston and Sebastian Stan on the Benefits of Nerves

Photo credit: Tinseltown / Some actors make acting look easy. The popular star Jennifer Aniston boasts a prolific career with hits like “Friends” and “The Morning Show,” as well as her work in films like “The Good Girl,” “Office Space,” and “Cake.” Sebastian Stan is known as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in the Marvel universe, … Read more

Empathizing with Your Character – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Kozlik / The father of individual psychology, Alfred Adler, once described empathy as “seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” Doesn’t that sound like the job description of an actor? Intellectually identifying with another person’s thoughts and feelings might seem … Read more

Pride Stories in the Paul F. Stiga Collection

Finlay James. Costume design for Googie Withers as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, 1979. Box-Folder 53/5, Paul F. Stiga Collection, Music Division. For the past few months, I have had the great fortune to work on processing the Paul F. Stiga Collection of Stage and Costume Design. Though not professionally associated with … Read more

2022 TCG National Conference: Pittsburgh

Theater Communications Group (TCG) presented the 2022 TCG National Conference: Pittsburgh livestreaming on the commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 18 June 2022. From 15-18 June 2022, as we enter our seventh decade of serving the theater field, TCG joins with theatermakers in Pittsburgh ⁠—a city that TCG also claims … Read more

Livestreaming a Conversation: Freedom Talk at the Power of Art

Safe Havens Freedom Talks (SH|FT) presents a Freedom Talk at Power of Art: We Don’t Call It Occupation, We Call It ihtilalSuffocation livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at on Friday 8 July at 8:30 am EDT (New York, UTC -7) / 12:30 pm UTC / 2:30 pm CEST (Stockholm, UTC … Read more