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The Best of Our Conversations with Actors and Directors: Tuesday’s Show (January 3, 2017)

Posted on · One of the many pleasures of producing a program like Houston Matters is the opportunity to meet and talk with creative people, including – occasionally – notable actors and directors. Some are Houston natives; others are just passing through town. But each brings his or her unique experiences and perspectives to the work they do, and […]

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Out Brief Candle: A Celebration of Shakespeare’s Death Scenes

Posted on · Later this month (April 23, 2016), in celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Brazos Bookstore will host actors from the Houston Shakespeare Festival. They’ll present some of Shakespeare’s greatest death scenes. We hear a sampling of what they’ll perform from actors Constance Swain (as Juliet) and Josh Clark (as Romeo) in — of course […]

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The Best of Our Conversations with Actors and Directors: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Posted on · One of the many pleasures of producing a program like Houston Matters is the opportunity to meet and talk with creative people, including – occasionally – notable actors and directors. Some are Houston natives; others are just passing through town. But each brings his or her unique experiences and perspectives to the work they do, and […]

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Teaching Actors to Perform Accents

Posted on · We all continually hear how diverse Greater Houston is, and that means hearing a great number of different accents and dialects. But re-creating the voices that we hear throughout Houston – that’s a bit tougher. And that’s the job of Jim Johnson, Director of the School of Theatre and Dance in the College of Liberal Arts […]