Posts by vutheatre

INTIMATE APPAREL- The Tenderloin

Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel takes place in 1905 Manhattan and follows Esther Mills as she goes about her business as a personal seamstress. Esther’s clientele lives all over New York City and range from the wealthy, upper class Mrs. Van Buren to Mayme, a prostitute from The Tenderloin. Turn of the century prostitution, however, had two distinct faces: brothels and saloons.   What’s the difference between…

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Lynn Nottage and INTIMATE APPAREL

​During an interview with journalist Alexis Soloski, Nottage told the story of cleaning out her grandmother’s home. Here she found an old passport photo of her great-grandmother and her two young daughters. All Nottage knew of her great-grandmother was that she had been a seamstress and had married a Barbadian immigrant. Nottage began “searching for…

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Re-imagining GODSPELL with a gender-blind cast

Hear from our artistic director, Michael Hollinger, about our production of Godspell and the choice to cast a woman in the role of Jesus: Godspell is one of the most widely-produced musicals of the past half century, and many Americans have seen one or more productions of this beloved show.  (This is my fifth!)  Because games, role-play,…

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Our Blogs Have Moved

As of the 17-18 Season, we will be posting all of our blogs to our main website, which you an access on our main menu or by clicking here. You can read any of our earlier blogs here!  

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