TAAC’S “The House of Blue Leaves”: An Interview with the cast

An Interview with the cast by Robin Southworth The Alternative Arts Collective (TAAC) is closing their 2016 season with the black comedy The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare. Debuting Off-Broadway in 1971 (winning the Drama Critics’ Circle award and the Obie Award), it was revived in 1986 (with Swoozie Kurtz, John Mahoney, Stockard…

A Midsummer Nightmare 6: Cast Interviews by Robin Southworth

A Midsummer Nightmare 6: The Farce Awakens opens next week at the Geery Theater. The cast is hard at work and putting together what looks like a chaotic storm of silly, witty and outright stupid jokes… and I can’t wait to see it all together. When the director wasn’t looking, I captured a few actors…

Lombardi Interview #1

On July 8th, TAAC will open the Sacramento premiere of Lombardi at the Chautuaqua Playhouse. The cast and crew have been working tirelessly to present to you the immersive story of Vincent Lombardi and how he re-defined dedication, commitment and leadership. We caught up with three of Lombardi’s cast members and asked them a few…

TAAC’s LOMBARDI Campaign Begins

We are a mere six weeks away before the Sacramento premiere of LOMBARDI, a new-ish play about the most famous football coach on the planet; Vincent Lombardi. Directed by Dean Shellenberger, the rehearsals have just begun, but the groundwork of the look and feel of LOMBARDI is well underway. David Borad (TAAC’s Costume Coordinator) has…

Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone

FRAN WITTMANN May 8.2016 Photograph by Jeremy Meehan, Day Forty One Photography I saw a play about a cell phone last night. What? Aren’t we supposed to ban those things from theatres, put them away at the office, and ignore them on social outings so we can all be more present in our lives? Sarah…