A Good Fellow to Follow

I have never even considered the idea of rooting for the Pittsburg Steelers, until now. When you know someone whom you revere, you find yourself wanting to be on their team. Even when their team was always a rival before. This is true with some who end up villains, or...

Art and the Meaningful Roller-coaster

Tom Hanks says “Film is telling stories with the best technology available.” Sometimes I feel like my touring shows are telling stories with the least amount of available technology, but I’m okay with it. In a conversation about films I’d still like to see, a friend...

So This is Christmas

The rain was light enough to not show up in the forecast, yet it fell heavy on our cotton and flannel as we worked. Tiny droplets, barely even falling, adding up to a great weight. If work wasn’t so scarce this time of year, I would have called it. I would have taken...

FULL MOON OVER MAYNARDVILLE

FULL MOON OVER MAYNARDVILLE Unified Light I suppose I could find a way to brag about something, if I really wanted to. I could talk about winning “Best of the Best” at District Theatre Competition, or the straight superiors the judges gave me at State level. Perhaps,...

Surrender All and Don’t Let Go

A couple of years ago WordPlayers Playback had the opportunity to go to a refugee Thanksgiving event. This was a playback performance where the troupe finally felt that our team got to thrive in its purpose. We had the opportunity to build community where those who...

An Advertisement; A Confession

The Truth About Our Fall Mainstage Show By Ethan Norman I was helping my wife run lines when I realized what I had done. In the midst of offering a very dry reading of the other characters for her to practice with, I was moved. I mean, the scene actually touched me. I...

48 Clocks – A Saying for Silence

By Ethan Norman I don’t want to see what is on the news. It is mostly drama, off the stage, the kind we try to remedy on the stage. An inflamed or infected version of daily life, for most people, but not this time. This time I don’t want to watch the news because it’s...

Plays, Rockets, and Hotdogs

A Month in Review By Ethan Norman As it turns out, Grace Hamer still has a thing for Ronnie DeVoe. We also know precisely how Terri Lloyd prefers her burger, and that Dottie Justice-Spilman hung up on Dolly Parton, twice. Some of these things we learned because they...

Interview with a Wordplayer

A Once a Month, Biopic of a WordPlayer For Life These are people that have shared the face of The WordPlayers for years now, and chances are you have seen them perform.  But who are they? Who is that redhead with the angelic singing voice and the hilarious delivery of...

Arts and Healing – Part 2

By Terry Weber The WordPlayers’ Playback Troupe held an event the other night. It was September 11, 2017, sixteen years after that fateful 9/11 in 2001. It was an opportunity to share stories. It was a time of actively remembering, so as to never forget. It was, at...