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Fireflies’ Joy Lynn Jacobs: Q&A

Joy Lynn Jacobs plays Grace Bodell, Eleanor Bannister’s dear friend and sometime town gossip in Matthew Barber’s latest play. Fireflies runs April 1 -16 and Joy is making her PTC

Fireflies’ David Manis: Q&A

Who is Abel Brown? David Manis plays Abel Brown in Matthew Barber’s Fireflies, a warm tale of love late in life running April 1-16. At PTC David has appeared in

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Interview with scenic designer Yoon Bae

The period think-piece currently on stage, The Messenger, reflects the beautiful work of international designer Yoon Bae who did both the scenic and costume design for the production. Pioneer Theatre

Interview with playwright Jeff Talbott

  Jeff Talbott, a frequent guest actor and writer to PTC, is the playwright of The Messenger, which will enjoy its world premiere at PTC on Friday, January 14th. It

Interview with Elf’s Max Chernin

Bringing Elf The Musical to life on stage takes a little bit of stage magic, a lot of talented cast and crew, a believable Santa, and a six-foot tall actor with the

Interview with Director Alan Muraoka

By Jennifer Fitzgibbon Alan Muraoka, director of PTC’s upcoming show Elf The Musical, is a well-established actor and director and may look familiar to many of you. That’s because he

Spotlight: Actor T. Ryder Smith

T. Ryder Smith stars in PTC’s upcoming World Premiere Ass. He plays Jule Waterman, the ailing genius sculptor who has to come to terms with his dysfunctional relationship with his

Spotlight: Music Composer Will Van Dyke

Will Van Dyke is the Music Composer for PTC’s upcoming world premiere Ass. Like all projects that paused during the pandemic he started this project quite a while ago, and

The Path from “New Work” to Classic

by Kirsten Park We all love a good classic; there is something familiar and predictable about them, including their quality. Our Town. Death of a Salesman. The Odd Couple. A

So, the title.

So, the title. You may be wondering if I am applying an admittedly in-your-face label to someone in particular? To a certain character in the play maybe, or to someone

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