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Unstaged

By Jenna VanWeelden
Unstaged has invited actors and theatre artists from around the country to join us at the virtual table. We select a play from the canon, new playwrights, and everything in between. We gather a group of actors - professionals and amateurs - and we read the play. Maybe we talk about it a little bit. And you get to experience a piece of theatre. Well, your ears do, at least.
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LYSISTRATA - Natasia Reinhardt KALONIKE - Chris Sanders LAMPITO - Erin Gautille MYRRHINE - Summer England CORINTHIAN - Evangeline Bouw ISMENIA, THE BOETIAN/STRATYLLIS - Charnell Peters COMMISSIONER - Grant Abbott KINESIAS - Mike Concheso ATHENIAN AMBASSADOR - Bradley Jensen SPARTAN HERALD - Ben Cohen ATHENIAN #1 - Michael Swain-Smith SPARTAN AMBASSADOR - Alessandro J Lopez
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niveles by Stephanie Elmir, Act 2
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March 23, 2021
niveles by Stephanie Elmir, Act 1
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a moment of indeterminate time: Exclusive Playwright Conversation!
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a moment of indeterminate time by Haley Gillman and Megan Griffin
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February 2, 2021
R.U.R. by Karl Capek, Act 3, Epilogue, and Post-Show Conversation
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R.U.R. by Karl Capek, Act 2
HARRY DOMIN / PRIMUS - Steven Day   SULLA / NANA / ROBOT 1 / SERVANT - Hallie Walker MARIUS / MR. ALQUIST - Corvyn Appleby   DR. GALL / ROBOT 2 - Natalie Steen   HELENA GLORY / HELENA - Lia Madeline   MR. FABRY / RADIUS - Clay Miller   DR. HALLEMEIER / ROBOT 3 - Mike Concheso   CONSUL BUSMAN / ROBOT 4 - Austin Lindner
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R.U.R. by Karl Capek, Act 1
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July 15, 2020
Bury The Rest by Skye Robinson Hillis, Act 2
CW: This episode contains discussions of gun violence and strong language. Bury The Rest by Skye Robinson Hillis COLIN KINCAID - Scott Shriner LAURA RANDALL - Julie Lyn Barber MARGOT LENNON KINCAID - Elizabeth Price SAMANTHA KINCAID - Jessica Schulte LUCY KINCAID - Merrie Drees JOANNA REILLY - Amy Mirlisena NINA - Kate Shields https://newplayexchange.org/users/1125/skye-robinson-hillis
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July 8, 2020
Bury The Rest by Skye Robinson Hillis, Act 1
CW: This episode contains discussions of gun violence and strong language. Bury The Rest by Skye Robinson Hillis COLIN KINCAID - Scott Shriner LAURA RANDALL - Julie Lyn Barber MARGOT LENNON KINCAID - Elizabeth Price SAMANTHA KINCAID - Jessica Schulte LUCY KINCAID - Merrie Drees JOANNA REILLY - Amy Mirlisena NINA - Kate Shields https://newplayexchange.org/users/1125/skye-robinson-hillis
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July 1, 2020
An Ideal Husband, Part 3
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June 24, 2020
An Ideal Husband, Part 2
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June 17, 2020
Thunderstorms, Pleading, and Brighter - new plays by Michael Swain-Smith
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June 10, 2020
An Ideal Husband, Part 1
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June 3, 2020
Zugzwang - a short play series by James Egbert
Fisheye EYE - Alexis Turner FISH - Verity Pryor-Harden His Face All Red MAN - Timiki Salinas BROTHER - Michael Swain-Smith Proprioception NARRATOR - Rachel Erskine MIME - Grace Foltz Nose Dive PERSON 1 - Sara Katrenich PERSON 2 - Sean Sele
01:01:22
May 27, 2020
Ivanov, Part 2
A guy named David once said on Twitter: "This is as close as we're ever going to get to living in a Chekhov play. Nothing happens. Everything happens. Vodka, etc." Acts 1 & 2 of our production of Chekhov's Ivanov. One of his earliest full-length plays, Ivanov is an excellent example of both Chekhov's poignant and comedic realism and the popular melodrama of his time. It's full of introspection, judgmental rich people, drinking, pranks, and juicy drama. IVANOV - Jeremie Korta ANNA (also called Sarah) - Tracy Manning LEBEDIEV - Mike Nalley ZINAIDA - Angela Alexander Nalley SASHA - Hanna Shykind LVOV - Brandt Maina SHABELSKI - Ty Kinter MARTHA BABAKINA - Natalie Steen BORKIN - Ernesto Gonzalez KOSICH - Hunter Burke AVDOTIA - Suzie Quinn
01:17:12
May 20, 2020
Ivanov, Part 1
A guy named David once said on Twitter: "This is as close as we're ever going to get to living in a Chekhov play. Nothing happens. Everything happens. Vodka, etc." Acts 1 & 2 of our production of Chekhov's Ivanov. One of his earliest full-length plays, Ivanov is an excellent example of both Chekhov's poignant and comedic realism and the popular melodrama of his time. It's full of introspection, judgmental rich people, drinking, pranks, and juicy drama.  IVANOV - Jeremie Korta ANNA (also called Sarah) - Tracy Manning LEBEDIEV - Mike Nalley ZINAIDA - Angela Alexander Nalley SASHA - Hanna Shykind LVOV - Brandt Maina SHABELSKI - Ty Kinter MARTHA BABAKINA - Natalie Steen BORKIN - Ernesto Gonzalez KOSICH - Hunter Burke AVDOTIA - Suzie Quinn
01:10:42
May 13, 2020
Ivanov - Preshow Discussion (SPOILERS)
A guy named David once said on Twitter: "This is as close as we're ever going to get to living in a Chekhov play. Nothing happens. Everything happens. Vodka, etc." Join Jenna VanWeelden, Suzie Quinn and guest Hanna Shykind for a conversation about Chekhov's Ivanov, Russian theatre, American theatre, and more. We say "like" a lot, but don't let that fool you.  @jenna_vanw @suziequinn @h_shykind
01:12:08
May 6, 2020
King Lear, Act 5
It's been said that Shakespeare wrote King Lear when all the theaters were closed during the outbreak of the infamous Black Plague. We find ourselves in an eerily similar situation, with an urge to create! Here is Act 5 of our audio performance of Shakespeare's King Lear. LEAR - Joe Ricke GONERIL - Elizabeth Price   REGAN - Morgan Morton   GLOUCESTER - Rupert Spraul   KENT - Andrew Paul Davis   EDMUND - Cameron Nalley   EDGAR - Austin Lindner   CORDELIA - Natasia Lucia Reinhardt KING OF FRANCE/OSWALD - Mike Concheso CORNWALL - James Egbert   ALBANY - Olaf Eide   FOOL - Sean Sele   BURGUNDY/KNIGHT/MORE - Conner Reagan
31:18
April 29, 2020
King Lear, Act 4
It's been said that Shakespeare wrote King Lear when all the theaters were closed during the outbreak of the infamous Black Plague. We find ourselves in an eerily similar situation, with an urge to create! Here is Act 4 of our audio performance of Shakespeare's King Lear. LEAR - Joe Ricke  GONERIL - Elizabeth Price  REGAN - Morgan Morton  GLOUCESTER - Rupert Spraul  KENT - Andrew Paul Davis  EDMUND - Cameron Nalley  EDGAR - Austin Lindner  CORDELIA - Natasia Lucia Reinhardt  KING OF FRANCE/OSWALD - Mike Concheso CORNWALL - James Egbert  ALBANY - Olaf Eide  FOOL - Sean Sele  BURGUNDY/KNIGHT/MORE - Conner Reagan
40:32
April 22, 2020
King Lear, Act 3
It's been said that Shakespeare wrote King Lear when all the theaters were closed during the outbreak of the infamous Black Plague. We find ourselves in an eerily similar situation, with an urge to create! Here is Act 3 of our audio performance of Shakespeare's King Lear.  LEAR - Joe Ricke GONERIL - Elizabeth Price REGAN - Morgan Morton GLOUCESTER - Rupert Spraul KENT - Andrew Paul Davis EDMUND - Cameron Nalley EDGAR - Austin Lindner CORDELIA - Natasia Lucia Reinhardt KING OF FRANCE/OSWALD - Mike Concheso CORNWALL - James Egbert ALBANY - Olaf Eide FOOL - Sean Sele BURGUNDY/KNIGHT/MORE - Conner Reagan
33:47
April 15, 2020
King Lear, Act 2
It's been said that Shakespeare wrote King Lear when all the theaters were closed during the outbreak of the infamous Black Plague. We find ourselves in an eerily similar situation, with an urge to create! Here is Act 2 of our audio performance of Shakespeare's King Lear.  LEAR - Joe Ricke GONERIL - Elizabeth Price REGAN - Morgan Morton GLOUCESTER - Rupert Spraul KENT - Andrew Paul Davis EDMUND - Cameron Nalley EDGAR - Austin Lindner CORDELIA - Natasia Lucia Reinhardt KING OF FRANCE/OSWALD - Mike Concheso CORNWALL - James Egbert ALBANY - Olaf Eide FOOL - Sean Sele BURGUNDY/KNIGHT/MORE - Conner Reagan
34:11
April 8, 2020
King Lear, Act 1
It's been said that Shakespeare wrote King Lear when all the theaters were closed during the outbreak of the infamous Black Plague. We find ourselves in an eerily similar situation, with an urge to create! Here is Act 1 of our audio performance of Shakespeare's King Lear. LEAR - Joe Ricke GONERIL - Elizabeth Price REGAN - Morgan Morton GLOUCESTER - Rupert Spraul KENT - Andrew Paul Davis EDMUND - Cameron Nalley EDGAR - Austin Lindner CORDELIA - Natasia Lucia Reinhardt KING OF FRANCE/OSWALD - Mike Concheso CORNWALL - James Egbert ALBANY - Olaf Eide FOOL - Sean Sele BURGUNDY/KNIGHT/MORE - Conner Reagan
01:09:06
April 1, 2020
Unstaged Podcast PREMIER Trailer: King Lear
Creators Suzie Quinn and Jenna VanWeelden proudly present a brand new podcast: Unstaged. We have invited actors and theatre artists from around the country to join us at the virtual table. Sitting on our distant couches, we perform Shakespeare's King Lear; the first of many virtual table readings to come.  Don't miss Act 1, followed by a conversation with Dr. Joe Ricke, expert in medieval drama and the performance of Shakespeare's plays, and the actor playing our Lear. Premiers Wednesday 4/1 at midnight.
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March 29, 2020