Stella Adler Studio

“You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.”
– Richard Bach

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”
– Wilma Rudolph

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
– William Faulkner

“Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”
– Ernest Hemingway

“My favorite piece of music is the one we hear all the time if we are quiet.”
– John Cage



Frantic Assembly

Mark Taper Forum at LA’s Centre Theatre Group 50th Anniversary

MCC Theatre

St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn

The Everyman Theatre

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

1st Stage Theater

59 E 59 Theater

Young Vic of London

Theatre Huntsville

Dance Place in Washington, D.C.

Alabama School of Fine Arts 50th Year Celebration

Rennie Harris at Baltimore Center Stage

Ronald Rand’s new book “CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live to Create and Create to Live”

What is FAFA? The Florence Academy of Fine Arts in Alabama

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance – London’s International Drama School

Alabama Music Hall Of Fame

Historic Zodiac Playhouse — The “Z” in Florence, Alabama

Shoals Symphony Orchestra at UNA

“Grand Ball in the Belle Epoch” – Edwardian Period Style Salon

“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.”
– Martha Graham

Theatre Huntsville

Theatre Huntsville is one of North Alabama’s premier live theatre organizations, producing six productions a year at the Von Braun Center Playhouse.Theatre Huntsville was formed in 1997 by the merger of Huntsville Little Theatre and Twickenham Repertory Company.

Huntsville Little Theatre began in the 1950s, as Huntsville’s very first theatre group and only its second performing arts group (Huntsville Community Chorus was the first). Their first play was “Dear Ruth,” and its last was “I Remember Mama” in 1997. During its first decade, they presented one play for children each season. Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre was born in the early 1960s. Twickenham Repetory Company (TRC) was initially funded by an arts grant, but when the grant ran out, TRC became a community theater group. Its final play, in 1997, was “God’s Favorite.” By then, it was evident that the two groups shared common goals and were using many of the same actors and tech personnel, so they merged and formed what is known today as Theatre Huntsville.

Master Workshop with Ronald Rand

Theatre Huntsville and Evil Cheez Productions have partnered to present a new ten-minute playwriting competition. Theatre Huntsville, ECP, and The Historic Lowry House will partner on this play series to support the generation of new theatrical works in our community. Five finalists will be chosen to have their plays performed in a reader’s theatre format at the Historic Lowry House in Huntsville.

(L to R) Will Mercer and Ryan H. Bailey in A Tuna Christmas
at ZACH Theatre. Photo by Kirk Tuck

In September, Theatre Huntsville hosted Ronald Rand’s “Art of Transformation” acting workshop for its company and the community,  revealing the 40 tools on Constantin Stanislavsky’s “Method of Physical Actions” Chart. During Mr. Rand’s master workshop, each student received a copy of Stanislavsky’s chart, discovering ways through improvisational and physical exercises, to unleash their talents and creativity to their fullest capabilities. Ronald Rand is a US State Dept. Fulbright Specialist, and has presented his inspiring “Art of Transformation” workshop at over 75 theaters, universities and colleges, international theater festivals and acting academies in 23 countries and 20 states. 

After “Art of Transformation” Master Workshop with Ronald Rand and all the particpants.

“A Christmas Story” by Philip Grecian, Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark was performed in November at the Von Braun Center Playhouse. The production was directed by Tara Ferguson. The cast included George Kobler, Ryan Huhlein, Bill Hubscher, Lorie Hubscher, Samantha Hathorn, Griffin Emerson, Mikey Hubscher, Olivia Bumbalough, Hudson Seigh, Karina Ferris and Wesley Caldwell.

Theatre Huntsville’s past shows have included “Farce of Nature,” Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” “Always a Bridesmaid” by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope, Mitch Albom’s “Duck Shooter Shoots Angel,” Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” “A Tuna Christmas” by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, and “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays” by Ken Ludwig.  Upcoming productions include Bruce Norris’ "Clybourne Park, “The Diviners” by Jim Leonard, Jr., Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart,” and The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean. For info: Theatre Huntsville P.O. Box 654, Huntsville, AL 35804, (256) 536-0807,


"It is a law of life that man cannot live for himself alone. Extreme individualism is insanity. The world's problems are also our personal problems. Health is achieved through maintaining our personal truth in a balanced relation of love to the rest of the world. No expression is more emblematic of this relation than the creative act which we call art. No art by its very constitution typifies the social nature of that creative act more than the theatre. The theatre, to be fully understood and appreciated, must be seen as a manifestation of this process of interchange between society and the individual. It must be judged as a continuous development of groups of individuals within society, a development which becomes richer, acquires greater force and value as it grows with the society in which it originates. Only in this way can the theatre nourish us.  - Harold Clurman

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