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Announcing the Next Three Student Mainstages of 2014

April 16, 2014 admin 0

STUDENT MAINSTAGE ANNOUNCEMENT! Hello all! The new Hideout series of Student Mainstages have been a roaring success. On behalf of the Hideout Theatre, we have some exciting announcements! The first announcement is that we are officially changing the eligibility of Student Mainstage productions! To be able to audition for a […]

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Author Charlie Hoehn Has the Cure For What Ails You

April 14, 2014 andy 0

Charlie Hoehn is one of our current students (he’s starting Level Six tonight with Valerie Ward!). He recently published a book entitled Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety and improv classes at the Hideout get a shout out at the end of this excerpt: One night, while I was looking at […]

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View from the Booth

April 10, 2014 Roy Janik 0

By Cindy Page “If it’s all made up on the spot, why do you rehearse?” I’ve heard other improvisers talk about getting this question from non-improvisers, but I didn’t hear it myself until just a couple of weeks ago, when describing my rehearsal schedule to a coworker. Why DO improvisers […]

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Sarge on the Origins of Bunker 13

April 8, 2014 Roy Janik 0

By Michael Christensen In 2009 Bunker 13 sprang from my experiences in the military, my fascination with the Vietnam War, and the wars in the Middle East. I wanted to create a show that focused on the smallest level of men at war; – the squad.  I was hoping to […]

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Zen and the Art of Improvising Kurosawa

April 2, 2014 kbadr 0

When preparing to direct Kenjutsu: The Art of the Sword, the first thing Shannon McCormick and I did was discuss what makes the samurai genre unique or distinct. What would we need the cast to do to make an audience member feel like they are watching the kind of story […]