Guillermo Calderón, the playwright of B, was born in Santiago, Chile in 1971. This was two years before Augusto Pinochet, notorious Chilean dictator, violently overthrew Chile’s socialist president, Salvador Allende. When Calderón was four years old, his uncle was murdered by the dictatorship. In an interview with American Theatre Magazine by Alisa Solomon, he says […]
Erin Bednarz and Maggie Rogers, Co-Sound Designers for Guillermo Calderón’s B, have curated a playlist which pulls inspiration from individual characters, the world of the play, and the geography of modern music in Latin America. Pop these #bangerz on repeat as you anticipate the opening of B!
Everything You Touch is loud, unapologetic, and opinionated play, so it needs bold and brash tunes to match! Set between the 1970s and present day, there is a breadth of music that our production covers. Sound Designer Erin Bednarz created a playlist of songs that inspired her design for the show. Listen up!
We’re back with the first episode of Crocheting With Maggie of our 15th Anniversary Season. Maggie Rogers, who also directed Everything You Touch, teaches Kevin Kelly (Victor) and Kiki Abba (Jess), the stars of the show, how to do the thing! We learned that Kevin is not very good at crocheting ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Maggie Rogers: How much of Everything You Touch is biographical? Sheila Callaghan: Everything I write has some part of me, some part of truth in it. It’s more like I can point out what is not true than what is true. I didn’t have a father who was a fashion designer or a mother who […]
Here we are, still talking to each other! This is the next installment in our series where we: Ask each other questions! About each other! Because we don’t already spend enough time with one another! Next up is Joceline Wynn, Resident Stage Manager and Company Manager, Erin Bednarz, Director of Partnerships and Resident Sound Designer, […]
Introducing a brand new series where members of the Ensemble talk to each other! And ask each other questions! About each other! Because we don’t already spend enough time with one another! But, by all means, we’re excited to share a bit more about us with you over the coming weeks. First up: Maggie Rogers, […]
WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY? Virtual Reality (VR) is central to Jennifer Haley’s The Nether. VR is computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment. It can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment. It is most frequently accessed by using items such as a helmet […]
TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of pedophilia. When I was seven years old, my family got our first computer. It was positioned right next to my turtle, Matilda, who smelled like shit. My Dad told me she ran away while he was supposed to be watching her in the front yard, but he really took her to […]
WET’s Literary Manager Maggie Rogers sat down with Sara Porkalob, director of Straight White Men, to discuss her approach to the play and how audiences can avoid getting caught in the trap of “feeling bad” for any of the characters. Maggie Rogers: Could you tell me about your point of view on what Straight White Men […]