From left, Mikaela Izquierdo as Jessie, Melissa Miller as Lina and Erica Steinhagen as Adrienne rehearse for “Cry It Out.”
Every character besides the narrator is played by a member of the audience. Some stay in their seats … while others are brought onto the stage.
“The point of those exercises is to teach you what your gut reaction is, so you can learn what your inherent biases are and point them out.”
Originally penned as a novella in 18th-century France, “Candide” has stood the test of time again and again. Now, the theatrical version will be performed in Ithaca with Ithaca College students, alumni and staff at center stage.
The Kitchen Theatre in downtown Ithaca is hosting “Hand to God,” a show that breaks social boundaries through raunchy and hilarious puppet characters. This is the first production of “Hand to God” in the Ithaca area since the show debuted off-Broadway in 2011.
Performing Arts for Social Change (PASC), a theatrical group at the college made up of students and Ithaca community members, hosted a workshop Sept. 5 in Studio 3 of Dillingham Center to teach acting techniques and exercises based on the Brazilian writer Augusto Boal’s book, “Theatre of the Oppressed.”
“Count Me In,” written by and starring Rachel Lampert and directed by Emily Jackson, is being performed at the Kitchen Theater from Jan. 14 to Feb. 1.
Exceptional acting fuels a family-centric narrative in “Sunset Baby,” running from Dec. 3–21 at the Kitchen Theatre Company and directed by Dominique Morisseau.