Thank you everyone who stuck around to watch Simple Machine in the Boston Theatre Marathon last night! We had a wonderful time and it was great to see so many familiar faces! Now it's time for us to continue scheming for our next super-double-top-secret project. We're not dormant, we're just sneaky, and there will be announcements soon!
"Hey, StageSource! Simple Machine needs some props for the Marathon. We're looking to borrow a pair of forearm crutches and a baby carriage/stroller. We'll need it Sunday and we're happy to pick it up. Drop a line to email@example.com if you think you can help." on StageSource's timeline.
"Hey, STABbers! Simple Machine needs some props for the Marathon. We're looking to borrow a pair of forearm crutches and a baby carriage/stroller. We'll need it Sunday and we're happy to pick it up. Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you can help." on Small Theatre Alliance of Boston's timeline.
We need your help! We're presenting in the Boston Theatre Marathon with Boston Playwrights' Theatre and we need some props. Specifically, we're looking for a pair of forearm crutches and a baby carriage. A stroller, or portable car seat would do just as well. We'll need it this coming Sunday and we'll be happy to pick it up from wherever you are. If you think you can help us out, email Stephen@simplemachinetheatre.com.
This year, the IRNEs are honoring Stage Managers, and we want to take a second to acknowledge those in the field we've worked with (so far)! Nicole Smith, Veera Farhan, and Elizabeth Ramirez have been absolutely invaluable, indispensable, and under-recognized parts of Simple Machine's work. If a Stage Manager is any good, you never know they were there at all, and these fine folks have made it all look effortless. Get out there and hug your Stage Manager today!
Tonight are the IRNE Awards, and we're proud to be nominated for 4, count 'em 4 for The Turn of the Screw. Keep your fingers crossed, and best of luck to ALL the nominees!
"Photo credit: Kyler Taustin..." on Stephen Libby's photo on Simple Machine's Timeline.
For your records, IRNE folks, here's an image from our production of The Turn of the Screw, with Anna Waldron and Stephen Libby, and particularly creepy lighting by Ian King!
"... and a big sloppy..." on their own note.
We are overjoyed and humbled to be nominated for 4 IRNE Awards for our production of The Turn of the Screw! Congratulations to Ian King for his Best Lighting Design nomination, Anna Waldron for her Best Actress nomination, Stephen Libby for his Best Actor nomination, and our entire team for our nomination for Best Production!
And many thanks and congratulations to all the other nominees. It is so gratifying to be in such a rich and diverse arts community that pushes us all to try harder, go further, and challenge ourselves to be better artists. Congratulations to everyone!
2014 IRNE NOMINATIONS (updated 3/31/14)
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Want to see a touching and thought-provoking piece of theatre with some fantastic performances? Get out to Apollinaire Theatre Company in Chelsea and see From White Plains. It's only on through the 14th, so make it quick.
Simple Machine added a new photo.
Now that we have caught our breaths, we just want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came to see "The Turn of the Screw" and supported this endeavor. We are so pleased with the amazing turn out (A SOLD OUT RUN) and the wonderful feedback we've gotten from so many of you! We will be spending the next few months reading and thinking and reading some more and planning what's next for Simple Machine. So stay tuned...
Tonight is the final performance of "The Turn of the Screw!"
Another lovely write-up for "The Turn of the Screw", this one from Beverly Creasey: http://bostonartsreview.blogspot.com/2013/11/quick-take-review-by-beverly-creasey_22.html
The Turn of the Screw absolutely MUST CLOSE November 24!
Our own Emily Woods Hogue is being featured over at The Lyric Stage Company of Boston! We can't over-state her awesomeness!
Emily Woods Hogue, costume designer extraordinaire, on BECKY'S NEW CAR concepts, and a sneak peek at a certain costume. Plus - Thanksgiving!
Simple Machine likes a link.
On a break from his time over at SpeakEasy Stage Company, Kurt Vonnegut stopped by to give us some pointers on Sunday night!
Keep up with Kurt as he explores our great city, helps out with KURT VONNEGUT'S MAKE UP YOUR MIND, and becomes a part of the SpeakEasy Family!
Thanks to Amanda Ostrow and Maura Neff for chaperoning the talent.
SpeakEasy Stage Company
Simple Machine posted a link to The Gibson House Museum's timeline.
Simple Machine posted a link to StageSource's timeline.
This may well be your LAST CHANCE to get tickets to The Turn of the Screw. We have a few seats available TOMORROW NIGHT! Live theatre in a living museum. What could be better on a Wednesday night?
Henry James' classic Gothic thriller in an intimate new production.