Category Archives: John Farrage

Fourth time’s a charm


One of the difficulties with trying to keep track of seven different groups rehearsing is the timing. They are all running on their own schedules and scattered throughout the building. I tried to catch a rehearsal of Zoe Fitzgerald’s “Good Night” three different times, and every time they were on a break. I finally caught it when they ran through tech, and holy smokes… This is a wonderful thing. Charles Smith directs Allison Strickland, Danielle Daggerty, Scott Ward Abernethy, Sam […]

torsion and wet panties


Dear Diary, We have reached that place of torsion that happens in the theatre.  Everything is coming together but only through an immense amount of hard work, cooperation and details, details, details. I feel a little diffuse while everyone else is extremely focused.  I see women on stage with dresses as red as a rhododendron on Mother’s Day.  There are a lot of women in this show, eighteen of them, in fact.  There is a play about Goddesses called “The […]

Are they on the floor?


THE WONDERFUL OPAL PEACHEY INSTRUCTING HER ACTORS TO LIE DOWN ON THE FLOOR LETTING YOUR SKIN BECOME ONE WITH THE CARPET. JOHN Q SMITH HAS NO PROBLEM WITH THIS REQUEST. ROB BURGESS HAS NO QUALMS WITH THIS, “DID YOU SEE THE SHOW I WAS IN LAST NIGHT… STANDING THE ENTIRE TIME.” JOHN FARRAGE AND HIS CREW RECEIVE WORD THAT OPAL PEACHEY IS LETTING HER ACTORS LIE DOWN… “IF ANY OF YOU LIE DOWN I WILL KICK YOU IN THE STOMACH.” […]

J-E-L-L-O


JOHN FARRAGE DURING THE ACTOR DRAW… SURPRISE! WE PUT JELL-O IN THE TIN! THE JELL-O TIN SEEMED LIKE SO MUCH FUN THAT ERIN KRAFT HAD TO TRY IT OUT! TIM HYLAND SCOLDING ERIN, “NOW YOU GOT JELL-O ON THE PAUL MULLIN SCRIPT!”

Loud noises…


PLAY 2 “Dude looks like a lady… you’ll know what I mean later.” – Lisa Viertel (ACTOR) PLAY 3 “Pull the audience into this world by finding the stillness… finding the danger of this world and how we can live in it.” – Carol Roscoe (DIRECTOR) PLAY 5 “Word to your mother.” – Troy Fischnaller (ACTOR) PLAY 6 “I think we should do an improv game.” – John Farrage (DIRECTOR) FROM THE STAFF ROOM “Good thing I’m not tired because […]

TECH – Come the Dawn by Joy McCullough Carranza


The lap top I’m using needed to power up, so I was only able to poke my head in on this one… intense. Also, earlier I posted that John Farrage asked the question, “What’s hard to do with one hand?” As we all know by now, the answer to that is opening a candy bar. You’ll all be happy to know that the candy bar was present for the tech. First time in 14/48 history to have a show with […]

Ho, ho, ho…


John Farrage just entered the staff room with a large bag filled with goodies. Troy Fischnaller informed John that he has a bag with a severed head in it. To this John replied, “No, we’re killing a baby. I think we’re good.”

Come the Dawn is Coming Along


I just sat in on a little bit of the rehearsal for Come the Dawn by Joy McCullough-Carranza, directed by John Farrage. From what I saw, the play looks heavy and carries promise. Best of all, it’s short! The run I saw came in at UNDER 6 MINUTES!!! And as we all know, the time limit for plays at 14/48 is TEN MINUTES OR LESS. On directing Joy’s play, John says, “I love Joy. There are so few lines. She’s […]