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Spotlight On...Jeff Talbott
Name: Jeff Talbott Hometown: Kimball, NE Education: BFA (University of Nebraska), MFA (Yale School of Drama) Favorite Credits: The Submission (MCC Theater) Why theater?: Because now, more than ever it seems, we need a place to gather to have a conversation ...

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Block Talk- Episode 9- Ryan Farnsworth
Today on Block Talk, we sat down with Ryan Farnsworth to talk about his time on the Beautiful tour, his new podcast Singer Stories , and sports! To listen to Block Talk, visit iTunes or Soundcloud and make sure to subscribe today! And be sure to visit patre...

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Review: Outside the Box
By Michael Block Let's not bury the lead. The Object Lesson is an extraordinary work of art. New York Theatre Workshop is known for taking risks. The Object Lesson is a giant risk. One that paid dividends. Created and performed by Geoff Sobelle, this immers...

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Review: Voices of the Past for the Present
By Michael Block American Bard Theater Company brings three one acts from the past and presents them in the present for an evening of relevance. Uniting the works of Susan Glaspell and Marita Bonner, Visionary Voices: 2 Women Writers, 3 Big Stories is a cel...

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Review: Wonky Letters of Love
By Michael Block  There seems to be new ways to reinvent Shakespeare everyday. Spearheading this movement is Bottoms Dream, an ambitious company that thrives on weaving new interpretations of the Bard's text to create new narratives. In The Bride , their la...

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Review: The Missouri Show Me The 1980s Childhood Show
By Ed Malin The Idaho Jackson Action Playset is a very personal 1980s one-man show by Brad Lawrence now playing in the Frigid Festival. Cyndi Freeman directs this focused ride through the intersection of school fights, lunchboxes, first crushes, nuclear hol...

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Review: Love Hurts
By Michael Block  Breaking up isn’t easy. There are far too many emotions attached. Especially when hearts are broken. Sure, there are a plethora of reasons for a romantic detachment and it can take time to heal, but you’re bound to go through grief. Presen...

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Review: Beardo is Weird-o
By Michael Block  Who says musical theater has to be perfectly commercial? If the intent is to make a work of art that's a little outside the box, there is certainly an audience seeking it. That's where Jason Craig and Dave Malloy's Beardo comes in. Present...

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Review: Never Say Goodbye
By Michael Block  Sunset Boulevard is back, marking the fourth Andrew Lloyd Weber musical currently running. But the headline here is not just the triumphant and stunning return of Glenn Close as the iconic Norma Desmond. The real story is the unique, and r...

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Block Talk- Episode 8- Emily Owens and Hollis James
In this episode of Block Talk, I got to sit down and chat with director Emily Owens and playwright Hollis James about their upcoming play Kyle ! They're so excited for Kyle , they're giving Block Talk listeners $5 off tickets with code BLOW at hottrampprodu...
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