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Actors Bruns, Decker Recall Favorite Roles in Previous Horton Foote Plays

The stars of the upcoming Night Seasons, Jane Squier Bruns (Josie Weems) and John Decker (Mr. Weems), are both QTC acting company members who have performed in numerous Horton Foote plays at QTC over almost 20 years. Each was posed the following questions: What was your favorite role in a play by Horton Foote? Jane… Continue reading Actors Bruns, Decker Recall Favorite Roles in Previous Horton Foote Plays

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Chelsea Mayo Reflects on Taking on the Habit in QTC’s Production of DOUBT: A PARABLE

“I am working within constraints,” says Sister Aloysius early in Doubt: A Parable. She's referring to a shortage of experienced nuns at St. Nicholas School, but the line also reminds me of the physical constraints Stephanie Mumford (Sister Aloysius) and I are working within. Shanley specifies the nuns are of The Sisters of Charity, an… Continue reading Chelsea Mayo Reflects on Taking on the Habit in QTC’s Production of DOUBT: A PARABLE

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Don Slater Shines a Light on QTC’s DOUBT: A PARABLE

When you are part of a theater company for a long time, many aspects of the work become much easier because everyone knows what everyone else is doing. Not to mention why they are doing it and how they are doing it. This very true of my role as QTC’s resident lighting designer. For a… Continue reading Don Slater Shines a Light on QTC’s DOUBT: A PARABLE

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Thoughts on Sister Aloysius and DOUBT: A PARABLE

Laura Giannarelli recently talked to QTC about playing the role of Sister Aloysius in DOUBT: A PARABLE. She previously worked with QTC as the director of A LESSON FROM ALOES, and FAITH HEALER. I played this wonderful role in 2008 under the direction of the terrific Vinny Lancisi at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore – with Clinton… Continue reading Thoughts on Sister Aloysius and DOUBT: A PARABLE

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Acting Backwards by Elliott Kashner

Quotidian Theatre welcomes Elliott Kashner, who will be playing the charismatic Father Flynn in QTC’s upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable. Even though rehearsals have not yet begun, Elliott was asked to provide a few thoughts on his approach to taking on the enigmatic character. "Brian O’Byrne and Cherry Jones used to… Continue reading Acting Backwards by Elliott Kashner

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Stevie Zimmerman to Direct QTC Production of Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable

QTC welcomes Stevie Zimmerman who will direct John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable opening on 7 April and playing weekends through 7 May. Originally from London, England, Stevie received a B.A. at Oxford University and an M.A. in Directing from the University of Leeds. Stevie has lived in the U.S. since 1993, and in the D.C. area… Continue reading Stevie Zimmerman to Direct QTC Production of Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable

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The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Matthew Vaky plays Tommy

Matthew was last seen at Quotidian in Conor McPherson's The Birds. The Night Alive centers on his character, Tommy. “You said it Marvin.  What’s going on? That is the question.”  I say that line in The Night Alive.  The question isn’t “to be or not to be?”  The question is “What’s goin’ on”?    It is such… Continue reading The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Matthew Vaky plays Tommy