Tagged ‘Theater’

Michael Interviewed

December 9th, 2011 by jacob

Plimoth Player, Michael Kaup, interviewed by acting teacher Anthony Vincent Bova.




Jacob Janssen

July 10th, 2011 by jacob

Artistic Director, Director(Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

This is Jacob’s third summer in Massachusetts and second season with the Plimoth Players.  Recent directing credits with the Players include Romeo & Juliet (2010), The Tempest and Twelfth Night.  Jacob was also part of the team that developed the program “One Play, One Community: Romeo & Juliet”.  This summer Jacob will also be working on two productions at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, Footloose and Unnecessary Farce.



July 7th, 2011 by jacob

The Plimoth Players are opening an all new production of “Romeo & Juliet” tonight, and an all new adaptation of “Macbeth” on Friday. Get your tickets now at Plimoth.org!

Will O’Bryan

July 7th, 2011 by jacob




Actor, Director (Romeo & Juliet)

Returning for his second season, Will O’Bryan will be directing Romeo & Juliet in addition to appearing in the other productions.  Originally from Fayetteville AR, Will received an MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University.

Featured Roll with the Plimoth Players…

Macbeth in Macbeth

Michael Kaup

June 18th, 2011 by jacob

Actor, Fight Director

Michael appeared in Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera as a featured Sword Fighter. He apprenticed with the Williamstown Theatre Festival where he appeared in The Corn is Green starring Kate Burton and directed by Nicolas Martin. Michael fight directed the original Disney workshop of Peter and the Starcatchers directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. He has performed at the LARK Playwright Development Center for Arthur Kopit’s new play A Dram of Drumchhicit. Favorite roles include Sid in The Pajama Game, Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre, and The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance. He received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Featured roll with the Plimoth Players…

Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Ian McQuillan-Grace

June 15th, 2011 by jacob





A New England native from southern Connecticut, Ian currently lives in New York City and is in his second year of study at the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory.  Some favorite rolls include, Barnaby Tucker in The Matchmaker and Fortinbras in Hamlet.

Featured roll with the Plimoth Players…

Juliet in Romeo & Juliet

Brian Henderson

June 13th, 2011 by jacob




Brian is originally from Wilmington, Delaware and currently lives in New York City.  Brian has received a BS in Geology and  BA in Theatre from Allegheny College and is also a Fall 2008 graduate of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Center in Connecticut.  Favorite roles include, Ariel in The Pillowman, Berowne in Love’s Labor’s Lost, and Clancy in Waiting for Lefty.

Featured roll with the Plimoth Players…

Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Colin Friend

June 11th, 2011 by jacob

Colin is currently attending the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. He hails from Montreal, Canada where he completed three years of theatre training. Previous roles include Joey in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.

Featured roll with the Plimoth Players…

Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Announcing the Plimoth Players 2011 Season!

May 19th, 2011 by jacob

We’re back and better than ever!

The Plimoth Players will again be producing a summer’s worth of drama!
Three action packed shows to enlighten and entertain; Romeo & JulietMacbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Six talented men playing all the roles, male and female, will present the shows in repertory (meaning; each night a new play). Romeo & Juliet on Thursdays, Macbeth on Fridays and  A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturdays.

The shows will be at 8:00 pm in the Henry Hornblower Visitor Center at Plimoth Plantation. $10 dollars for Museum members and $15 for the general public.

Opening Night is July 2nd with a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

For tickets email bemery@plimoth.org


April 9th, 2011 by jacob

Part of the director’s process for directing a play is the creation of a text called the promptbook. In the 17th century a promptbook was simply the play text used by the prompter to cue actors who had forgotten their lines. Not so, in the 21st century.

A 21st century promptbook is the textual analysis of a play. This analysis helps the director guide the actors through their roles. A promptbook might include French scene analysis, photos, drawings of the set or costumes, but certainly includes an annotated play-script. A promptbook includes any and all things that male it easier for a director to help their actors live out their role.

Below is a photo of a page from one of my promptbooks for this season. I’ll give a shiny nickel to anyone who can guess the play.


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