Two words can excite the theatre going world and scare most directors at the same time. They are, “World Premiere.” Audiences are interested in seeing something brand new and directors are challenged to shepherd along a playwright while helping actors find a way to stay focused on scripts that might be changing. Designers are tasked with creating new worlds with little in any frame of reference.
Articles by John Porter
We hope you’ll join us this weekend (4/4/2015) for Time for the Blues as we do our best to scour the world for great sounds and turn over a few rocks for some bad jokes. Henry and I have plenty of both for your listening pleasure and can’t wait to bring them out for our late night party.
There are more explosions on the battlefield. John Porter looks at “The Human Terrain.”
Theatre commentator John Porter looks at "Now And Then Again."
I hope you will join us this week (3/28/15) on Time for the Blues, as Henry and I are planning a very special show featuring a few friends and a number of other Virginia artists we only know through their music. This week we’re going around the world and down the street to find you some amazing blues.
We hope you’ll join us this week (3/21/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I are kicking up the funk factor to 11. You know it’s going to be fun; you just don’t have any idea how much fun it’s going to be. You better be ready and have your dancing shoes handy because we’re pulling out all the stops.
Douglas Jones is one of Richmond’s best-known playwrights and actors. He was written a chilling adaptation of Henry James’ Turn Of The Screw which had its world premiere at historic Hanover Tavern several years ago and many shows aimed at children for both Virginia Rep and the Science Museum Theatre. Acting roles have seen him taking on both Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas, as well as more contemporary roles.
We hope you’ll join us this week (3/7/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I are cooking up a little mischief, some fun, and a whole mess of blues. We’re going around the world looking for some of the best sounds around. You won’t want to miss it.
We hope you’ll join us this week (2/28/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I have a couple of surprises for you. It’s been cold outside long enough so we’re going to heat things up with some of the best blues we can get and pipe them directly to you.
A world premiere for the Firehouse Theatre. John Porter looks at “The World We Know.”