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July 2012

Sarah Stearns, Lyric First Stage Alumnus One of my first memories of Lyric First Stage is Spiro Veloudos chasing me around the theatre with a stick. It was the opening scene of Hamlet. I was the harried watchman and he was the ghost of the Old King. He was trying to teach us the most basic lesson of acting by provoking honest reactions

Kathryn Kawecki, scenic designer Avenue Q For this design, I was really trying to create an urban nook that felt real but that could still have some quirky character & make a nod towards learning life lessons through skits & songs. Glancing across the surface, it's a fairly straight forward street scene, but the details have a little more

A. Nora Long, producing associate Tonight is our final post-show forum and then only a few more performances till we close The Temperamentals on Saturday. Rehearsals for Avenue Q are underway, and we will dive into that a little more next week here.  The run of this show has been full of a range of experiences: standing ovations, walk-outs, tears, laughter, anger, confusion, thank

A. Nora Long, producing associate Tonight is our final post-show forum and then only a few more performances till we close on Saturday. Rehearsals for Avenue Q are underway, and we will dive into that a little more next week at our freshly-launched, all-new Lyric Stage Boston Blog.  The run of this show has been full of a range of experiences: standing ovations,

Julie-Anne Whitney, Assistant Box Office Manager In 1950, Harry Hay co-founded The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization in America. Their goal was to "eliminate discrimination, derision, prejudice and bigotry,"[1] against homosexuals and to assimilate them into mainstream society. At the time Harry and his friends formed the group there were hardly even whispers of the controversial topics

Julie-Anne Whitney, Assistant Box Office Manager In 1950, Harry Hay co-founded The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization in America. Their goal was to "eliminate discrimination, derision, prejudice and bigotry,"[1] against homosexuals and to assimilate them into mainstream society. At the time Harry and his friends formed the group there were hardly even whispers of the controversial topics

A. Nora Long, producing associate Dear readers, As we near the end of our Temperamentals blog, we here at the theatre can't help but notice the HUGE viewing stats this little guy has gotten. It has lead some of us to think that maybe we will keep this little experiment going beyond this show and into a year round e-conversation about

A. Nora Long, producing associateDear readers, As we near the end of our Temperamentals blog, we here at the theatre can't help but notice the HUGE viewing stats this little guy has gotten. It has lead some of us to think that maybe we will keep this little experiment going beyond this show and into a year round e-conversation about

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By Stephen Nonack, The History ProjectHaving just concluded Stuart Timmons’ biography of Harry Hay, The Trouble with Harry: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement (a source for The Temperamentals), I am struck by my distance from the place and time when the Mattachine Society was founded, and my failure to connect on a personal level with Harry Hay.  Hay, who grew