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30 January, 2023

How to Perform Like an Actor (Or Fake it Like One)

How to Perform Like an Actor (Or Fake it Like One)

The effervescent and always-brilliant Kelsey Brennan is no stranger to public speaking. In fact, it's kind of her favorite thing in the world. She understands that she might be an outlier when it comes to speaking to thousands of people nightly, especially when considering the fear of public speaking is the most common phobia in the world. Luckily for the rest of us, Kelsey has some insider knowledge when it comes to beating the stage fright and making the most out of your nerves.

13 January, 2023

Core Company in Winter, 2023

Core Company in Winter, 2023

Sure, we'll see them again soon. But until then, get a heads up on what the APT Core Company is up to this winter and spring!

2 December, 2022

Quick Chat: Thea Thompson

Quick Chat: Thea Thompson

Meet Thea Thompson, the newest member of the APT development team! Thea has done her fair share of world traveling and we're simply delighted that she's decided to return back to the area. Read this week's Quick Chat for more about Thea, her family farm, and her list of favorite museums we should all check out.

14 November, 2022

Quick Chats: Kimm Tomala

Quick Chats: Kimm Tomala

This week on Quick Chats, we are joined by Kimm Tomala, our fabulous Finance Director. We're catching up on Kimm's first months at APT, Shakespeare family traditions, and what the best Thanksgiving side dish is as we get ready to enter the holiday season. Read on to learn a little more about this awesome new member of the team!

1 November, 2022

Quick Chats: Bri Humke

Quick Chats: Bri Humke

Bri Humke can do it all. From House Management to Stage Management, you have definitely seen her work in action here at American Players Theatre. Lucky for us, Bri found some time in her busy schedule to sit down and talk about her time at APT. This week on Quick Chats, we're talking about balancing responsibilities, Stones in His Pockets, and go-to coffee orders. Read on for more!

12 October, 2022

Quick Chat: Annie Louis

Quick Chat: Annie Louis

Meet Annie Louis, our fantastic associate development director, today on Quick Chats! Though new to our development team, Annie has an amazing history at APT working on some very familiar shows in the costume department. We're so glad she's back to talk to us about her favorite APT costume memories, what she's most excited about in her new position, and, of course, what character from our 2022 season she'd dress up as for Halloween. Keep reading for more!

3 October, 2022

Quick Chats: Mike Humke

Quick Chats: Mike Humke

For many, a show at American Players Theatre would not be complete without the fabulous concessions staff who are ready to supply over a thousand guests with everything from brownies to beers - and yes, gummi bears, too. This week in Quick Chats, meet Mike Humke, the concessions manager, as we talk about his favorite moments of the season, his amazing team, and what snacks he'd bring to space for a year. Read on for more!

20 September, 2022

Quick Chats: Patty Heaston

Quick Chats: Patty Heaston

Get ready to meet one of the newest members of the APT team this week on Quick Chats! We're thrilled to welcome Patty Heaston, our new Communications Coordinator! Join us as we chat about the position, APT, and exactly what scary movies we should all be adding to our watch list this fall. Read on for more!

9 September, 2022

Quick Chats: De'Anthony Jackson

Quick Chats: De'Anthony Jackson

This week on Quick Chats we're delighted to be joined by De'Anthony Jackson, one of our fabulous Travis Youngers in A Raisin in the Sun! Learn more about some of De'Anthony's favorite summer memories, future goals, and what he'd do with his own $10,000 check. Read on for more!

6 September, 2022

Quick Chat: Matthew Meeks

Quick Chat: Matthew Meeks

This week we're chatting with Matthew Meeks, one of our amazing Assistant Stage Managers who make sure the show goes on every day. This is his third season here at APT, so we're talking about everything from his dedication to stage management to how best to fry chicken onstage. Read on for more!