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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Editors Hungry for New Play Cafe Offerings

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I have been contacted recently by two editors at separate publications in San Diego.  In the process of editing articles about The Coffee Shop Chronicles, they realized two things: 1. the writers told a compelling enough story to make them

From the San Diego Reader: The Coffee Shop Chronicles at New Play Cafe

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Jeff Smith, April 28, 2013 Facebook Twitter Out & About alerts Write a story for us More Sharing ServicesShare Email The set’s authentic. That’s because Coffee Shop Chronicles takes place at the Big Kitchen in South Park, where Judy “the

If you’re gonna make dessert, you’re gonna dirty some dishes

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So we did it. And it was a mess.  Just like life… love… anything that matters, really. At the end of the night, I don’t think there was a person who thought it wasn’t worth it. The countless hours spent

Photo: Paul Savage

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He did it again.  He came in for a photo gig and insisted on creating art.  We asked for seven.  He gave us 63.  It was so hard to choose one for each play in The Coffee Shop Chronicles,  but

Survey

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Thanks for taking The Coffee Shop Chronicles Survey!  If you’re reading this, thank you for being a vital part of the New Play Cafe process! The link to the survey is below.  If there is anything else you want to

Our Tech. Rehearsal

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The Coffee Shop Chronicles had its first technical rehearsal on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 and you can see the whole thing in 44 seconds.  Yes, we used the magic of time lapse photography to show you fifteen actors, performing the

Tech Week Tuesday

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The  Coffee Shop Chronicles Company is in The Big Kitchen  for three days of technical rehearsal beginning Tuesday.  Technical rehearsals are where well-rehearsed productions go for a little spit and polish before audiences come along.  We add sound cues, props,

It was a dark and stormy…

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Kevin Six describes a rehearsal of his play Between Heaven and Hell, part of The Coffee Shop Chronicles playing April 26, May 3 and May 10 at the Big Kitchen. It was a dark and stormy Sunday afternoon but the

Actress Jewell Karinen

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Jewell Karinen talks about rehearsing Witch Cafe, by Soroya Rowley and directed by Carla Nell, in a public coffee shop that may or may not be named below.  Tonight I met Laura Bohlin and Carla Nell at a coffee shop

Stage Managers Make it Real

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You know it’s tech week in the theatre when you meet the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager as I did late last week.  We had time to chat between the two rehearsals scheduled last Saturday — at a local