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8 July, 2020

Words from the Woods: Jabberwocky

Words from the Woods: Jabberwocky
Lewis Carroll's wonderfully weird classic, Jabberwocky wields some serious heft for a "nonsense poem." It spins a story of ambiguous adventure; of dangers untold. Or maybe not. The beauty of this poem is that, whatever story you infer, it's exactly right. See what you think after experiencing this reading by Core Company Actor Nate Burger.
8 July, 2020

Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been...On Zoom

Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been...On Zoom
Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been... posts this Friday on the PBS Wisconsin website. It details the night before, and the day of, poet Langston Hughes' interrogation by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. We talked to Actor Gavin Lawrence (Langston Hughes), Director David Daniel and Stage Manager Jacki Singleton about the reading. 
7 July, 2020

Words from the Woods: The World Is Too Much With Us

Words from the Woods: The World Is Too Much With Us
Any day is a good day to revisit the great romantic poets, and these strange days make this piece from William Wordsworth a timely choice. This poem - a beautiful lamentation about our dwindling connection to nature - is the one currently speaking straight to the heart of Core Company Actor Tim Gittings.
7 July, 2020

Words from the Woods: Wisconsin

Words from the Woods: Wisconsin
For many around the country, Wisconsin exists as a vague, grassy expanse of cows and corn, dismissed as flyover country. But we know better. For Core Company Actor Tracy Michelle Arnold, her love of the Dairy State started with the land and stars, and blossomed with the prairies. In this poem, accompanied by lush images, she shares her deep attachment to this place in her own words.
6 July, 2020

American Players Theatre tackles the bloody politics of 'Julius Caesar'

American Players Theatre tackles the bloody politics of 'Julius Caesar'
Lindsay Christians | The Capital Times |July 3, 2020
1 July, 2020

'Julius Caesar' Artists On...

'Julius Caesar' Artists On...
A JC Q&A featuring: Stephen Brown-Fried, Director James Ridge, Core Company Actor (Cicero/Ligarius/Lepidus) Jake Penner, Artistic Associate
30 June, 2020

APT reading of Shaw's 'Arms and the Man' feels fresh

APT reading of Shaw's 'Arms and the Man' feels fresh
Lindsay Christians | The Capital Times | June 26, 2020
24 June, 2020

Arms and the Man (And the Webcam)

Arms and the Man (And the Webcam)
George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man joins the other classics that have already made their debut in APT's "Words from the Woods" play-reading series. Keeping with the spirit of the new virtual world, we remotely chatted with three of the actors that worked on this reading - Sarah Day (Catherine), Kelsey Brennan (Louka) and Tim Gittings (Nicola) - about their thoughts on the play, their characters and sharing Shaw's writing on Zoom. 
23 June, 2020

American Players' online 'As You Like It' is the next best thing to being up the hill

American Players' online 'As You Like It' is the next best thing to being up the hill
Lindsay Christians | The Capital Times | Jun 19, 2020The virtually staged reading — video reading? Zoomplay? — of “As You Like It” that drops this Friday has the nostalgic appeal of a greatest hits album.
17 June, 2020

Text is king

Text is king
American Players Theatre’s new series of virtual readings has its own magic.By Gwendolyn Rice, Isthmus, June 16, 2020.