We recorded a pre-show talk. Call it an audio preview, an talk-forward., whatever you like. Press play below.
A pre-show podcast from Available Light Theatre. Produced by Jordan Fehr. Featuring the voices of director Ian Short, actor Artie Isaac (Atticus Finch), and Artistic Director Matt Slaybaugh.
Over at his home blog, Mr. Isaac, who’ll be acting the role of Atticus FInch in To Kill a Mockingbird, has been blogging about his experience.
– “I’m an actor in search of an epiphany.” Artie muses on the meaning.
– Artie’s introspection as he tries to live-up to the role.
– His thoughts on Method Acting
– His essay on the offensive language in the play.
Atticus even has an opinion on the BP oil tragedy!
See what director Ian Short, actor Artie Isaac, and producer Matt Slaybaugh had to say to writer Lia Estep about Available Light’s big show.
A Classic Turns 50, and Parties Are Planned
In Santa Cruz, Calif., volunteers will re-enact every word and movement in the famous courtroom scene. In Monroeville, Ala., residents dressed in 1930s garb will read aloud from memorable passages. In Rhinebeck, N.Y., Oblong Books will host a party with Mocktails and recorded music by the indie band the Boo Radleys.
All summer “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be relived through at least 50 events around the country, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of a book that became a cultural touchstone and an enduring staple of high-school reading programs.
Tony Auseon, our very own Boo Radley was recently featured in Upper Arlington Magazine in article about his work as a puppet designer for theatre companies, especially the Phoenix Theatre for Children.
Here’s a choice cut:
“I’ve always been sucked into the imaginary world. I’m pretty introverted and maybe that’s why I’m comfortable expressing myself through couch cushions or butter containers or puppets. There is a little magic to puppets,” Auseon says. “They create this world that can do so much more than entertain, they can enrich.”
Read the whole article here: UA Magazine
Jean Louise Finch – Emily Bach
“Scout” Finch – Emily Cipriani
Jem Finch – Lake Wilburn
Atticus Finch – Artie Isaac
Calpurnia – Shanelle Marie
Maudie Atkinson – Judy Parker
Stephanie Crawford – Danielle Mari
Mrs. Dubose – Margaret Riggle Collins
Nathan Radley/ Boo Radley – Tony Auseon
Dill – Adam Crawford
Heck Tate – Tim Dougherty
Judge Taylor – Ron Weber
Reverend Sykes – Laron Lee Hudson
Mayella Ewell – Molly Auseon
Bob Ewell – Bernard Wilburn
Walter Cunningham – Carl Novak
Mr. Gilmer – Fred Norris
Tom Robinson – Gregory Kimbro
Helen Robinson – Anita Davis
Thank you to all who came out to audition. It was wonderful to have so many talented people at the callbacks and it was extremely difficult to cast. Thanks again for all your hard work, patience and professionalism this weekend.