This section is part archive, part blog. Some content was imported from raketheater.com, and spans more than 10 years. There's info about previous productions and events, as well as random thoughts about theater. Enjoy.
Jack’s an actor; Olivia’s a playwright. They’re better at kissing than communicating! Can they learn the language of love? Watch as they perform classic scenes: “first date,” “awkward breakup” and “happy ending.” A meta-theatrical romantic comedy from South Florida. Kimberly Patterson presented Fluency at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and the 2008 Orlando International … Continue reading Fluency at NY Fringe 2008
Jenny DeJarnette is depressed. She’s just been dumped by her boyfriend, is panicked about money, and is still struggling with the recent death of her father. She figures that spending the summer in Florida, house-sitting for her grandparents, will be a tranquil vacation — an opportunity for her to regroup and take control of her … Continue reading Tropical Depression at Orlando Fringe 2010
The website for Rake Theater has been discontinued (not for lack of love, but for a gentle reorganizing... I have digital sprawl). Some of the content can be found now here. What was Rake Theater? Rake was founded as a producing organization in New York City in February 2006. In the inaugural season, the group produced a show … Continue reading Rake Theater Import
Love me some Fringe. Saw four plays in two days, not including the ones I was in. We came up last year, and it was the first time I was here without having a show in the festival. I can't decide which is more enjoyable: there's something fun about just being at Loch Haven Park … Continue reading Orlando Fringe 2012: What I’ve Seen So Far (part I)
1. Everything in it is absolutely true. Rose is a real person, and I used to get the stuffing beat out of me. Several of the people on stage are the ones playing the taiko music featured in the piece. 2. The first time we did the show was the first time we did the … Continue reading Counting: 5 Things You Should Know About BLESSINGS
Blessings is a study of personal growth through physical growth. How do we determine what strength is? What does it mean for women to be strong, powerful or fierce? Does it involve big muscles, business suits, high heels, lipstick? Why is it that "girl power" has to be a catchphrase, and that it's got to … Continue reading Blessings: About the Show
I now have a huge collection of sound effects available to me. It makes me wonder 1) why the people selling the CD thought we might need some of these -- like, in what play would you need the sound of an escalator? And what exactly does an escalator sound like (well, I'll be able … Continue reading Guess the Sound Effect!
A recent discussion about creating a style guide... KP: So, will you also include basic spelling and grammatical conventions? AW: Like? KP: Oh, you know... serial commas... and/&... how to spell "theater." AW: It's -ER, right? KP: Yes! Thank you! AW: I never understood the -RE spelling. Theatre. Centre. Are they trying to be fancy? … Continue reading The Spelling Rules