community theater http://www.kplu.org en Freehold teaches the art of theater to all who seek it http://www.kplu.org/post/freehold-teaches-art-theater-all-who-seek-it <p>Twenty years ago, a group of like-minded theater folk felt there was something missing in Seattle. There wasn&#39;t a lab where actors could take classes and try out new things.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;In New York, people work all the time,&quot; says Robin Lynn Smith. &quot;In Los Angeles, you study when you&rsquo;re not working. Here we wanted to have an opportunity for people to have that option to keep challenging themselves to go further. And then for creating work, we needed a place for experimentation.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:00:58 +0000 Florangela Davila 2642 at http://www.kplu.org Freehold teaches the art of theater to all who seek it A look at "The New, New, News: A Living Newspaper" http://www.kplu.org/post/look-new-new-news-living-newspaper <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954775.mp3</p><p>We know that how information is being communicated and paid for is quickly changing and that because of this the field of journalism is in a state of flux. But what does this exactly mean for today&rsquo;s reporters and a public that wants to be informed?</p><p>A new play in the Seattle area explores how &ldquo;instant information&rdquo; through texting and tweeting is affecting the way news is covered and consumed here in the Northwest. It&rsquo;s called <a href="http://www.newswrightsunited.org/productions/newnewnews.html">&ldquo;The New, New News&hellip;a Living Newspaper.&quot;</a></p><p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:09:46 +0000 Jennifer Wing 885 at http://www.kplu.org A look at "The New, New, News: A Living Newspaper" Lakewood Playhouse is young actor's theatrical break http://www.kplu.org/post/lakewood-playhouse-young-actors-theatrical-break <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-951869.mp3</p><p>Right from the beginning, the Lakewood Playhouse made an impression on Minnesota-transplant <a href="http://www.vitaopus.net/jas/">Jeffrey Alan Smith.</a></p><p>"When I auditioned for the show, I was kind of taken aback because I’d never seen a theater in a mall."</p><p>Yes, a mall, with an Old Navy and a Bed, Bath and Beyond.&nbsp; But the Lakewood Towne Center also has a 160-seat theater called the Lakewood Playhouse.&nbsp; And this is where 23-year-old Smith has gotten his theatrical break.</p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 08:26:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 782 at http://www.kplu.org Lakewood Playhouse is young actor's theatrical break