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Memories of The Brass Tacks Ensemble - Part 2

Memories of The Brass Tacks Ensemble – Part 2

For the first part in this series, check out last month’s blog post! That First Production:  King Lear, Summer 1999 We were accepted in the inaugural season of The Performance Network’s TreeTown Festival.  King Lear was the show.  Summer of 1999. At the old Network space on Washington (where the YMCA now stands).  Rehearsals to...
Memories of The Brass Tacks Ensemble - Part 1

Memories of The Brass Tacks Ensemble – Part 1

The History of the Brass Tacks Ensemble.  (Hmm.) A History of The Brass Tacks Ensemble.  (Better.  Maybe?) The Story of The Brass Tacks Ensemble.  (Moving backwards.) The Lamentable History of The Brass Tacks Ensemble:  A Tragicomedy in Five Acts Wherein the Author Recounts the Vicissitudes Befalling… (Zzzz…) How about, simply, Memories of The Brass Tacks...
This Relationship Is Great, But We Could Really Use Some Space

This Relationship Is Great, But We Could Really Use Some Space

Rehearsal space. If you have attended any theater happening in the Washtenaw County area, you’ve probably heard this song and dance before. Affordable performance space and useable rehearsal space are, sadly, like mythical creatures.   However, thankfully, unlike many of the other groups creating amazing theater in region, we have pretty low standards. Not because...
The Director's Job

The Director’s Job

All in the Timing, our first show of the 2016 season, is an adventure of sorts for The Brass Tacks Ensemble.  We have handed over the reins of the show to five (count ‘em, five) directors–a couple of whom have never directed before–and while coordinating schedules and rehearsals for these five and their casts has...