What is today? Wednesday? No. Thursday. Thursday the what? 14th? No. The 28th?? Oh. Good. I wanted February 7th to close in on me like a pack of hunting lions. Why, might you ask, is February 7th so daunting? It's just one day. One day where #456 and #458 will be nervously sitting on either side of me while all three of us wait for our turn up on the stage in front of 92 companies from across the country at Playhouse On The Square. It's audition day. I'm both excited and nerv
Check out this lovely review by Chris Davis in the Memphis Flyer. Then be sure to get your tickets for this weekend before they sell out! "Not so long ago, audiences for new work were hard to come by. Byhalia, MS sold out its opening night. This is fantastic news. Hopefully, it won't be the last sellout for this promising young play." -Chris Davis Click here for tickets!
Photos of Byhalia, MS by Noby Edwards. Now playing at Theatreworks through January 31st. Cast of Players: Laurel--Jillian Barron Jim--Evan McCarley Celeste--Gail Black Karl--Marc Gill Ayesha--Jai Johnson Directed By--John Manness Click on image below for tickets and more information!
Wonderful article about "Byhalia, MS" in American Theatre. Click on the photo to check it out! "Byhalia will receive four simultaneous premieres—in Chicago, Toronto, Memphis, and Charleston—and three staged readings—in Boulder, Colo., Birmingham, and Los Angeles," -American Theatre
Oh you pixelated picture I saved from Myspace (what?) before its demise. You evoke so many memories from one of the most wonderful and unbelievable birthday weekends. It was such a whirlwind, and even thinking back on it now, it seems too unreal to have actually happened. Ok, so here's the story. I was in highschool and senior year my ridiculously talented and beautiful friend Angie Fisher was cast in the Illinois All-State Musical "Hairspray!" Each cast member's school was g
This is it. We've been rehearsing for weeks. We've gone through the script. We've memorized (hopefully) the script. We've mapped out our intentions and our blocking. We've gone to photoshoots and costume fittings. And now it's here. The opening night performance of "Byhalia, MS." And this may be (closing in on) my hundredth show, but the pre-show jitters are always the same. You get to the theatre either A) Way too early because you had nothing taking up your time before the
It was back in college when my love for theatre blossomed from just a hobby to a career path, and although I remember fondly (for the most part) all the productions I was a part of at that time, the student-directed one-acts will always hold a special place in my heart. Every year, members of the "Fundamentals of Directing" class would comb through scripts (a brave few writing their own), hold auditions, and direct, design, and produce a one-act play at the university. "Actor
Opening this Friday night at Theaterworks is "Byhalia, MS." An international world premiere, award-winning script, and some of the finest talent in Memphis--this is sure to be an event that will make waves here in Memphis. Click on the photo below to meet Jim and Laurel Parker from each production and to purchase tickets.