Today we catch up with Sasha Austin, who plays the Sailor and (sometimes) the Captain. Sasha’s first role with the HPCP was in Murder, You Must Be Kidding?. Sasha played Prospera last year in our first outdoor Shakespeare show, The Tempest. Q. What was your relationship with Shakespeare like before The Tempest? Has doing outdoor […]
Looks like the Act II rehearsals are going swimmingly. Left to right: Eric Roberts, Amelia Snoblin, Paul Baker, James Allen, Shonte Wesson.
Frequently Asked Questions about HPCP Auditions Do you pay your actors? No. The HPCP is a volunteer, not-for-profit, amateur organization. We don’t pay our actors, nor do we pay our directors, producers, set designers, etc. Our mission is to give people who love theater the opportunity to make it. Do I have to be an […]
We did it! Opening weekend was beautiful. The audience members laughed and cried and also questioned why I would do such a “disturbing” play. I am including my director’s notes here as an explanation/defense. Ta-da! I first discovered The Marriage of Bette and Boo—and Christopher Durang—in college. It was love at first read through. He […]
I was in my first play in second grade. It was called Iron John and, because I had a natural aptitude for being precise and bossy, I was cast as the lead narrator. Two days before the show, we had a disastrous rehearsal. We missed cues, we missed, entrances—I’m pretty sure one of the princesses […]
So on Friday, February 3 at 8:00 pm at Augustana Lutheran Church (assuming the world has not yet ended), my hardy band of players, singers, and musicians will do staged readings of two of Yeats’s dance plays: At the Hawk’s Well and The Dreaming of the Bones. Each play runs about 20 minutes and there will […]