JJ Parkey plays the title role in Encore Theatre Company's upcoming production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Here he talks about developing the character and the dynamic between Hedwig, the ensemble and the audience.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is April 7 and 8th at Club Vex and 9th at MJ's Cafe.
Into The Woods is a Tony Award-winning musical, and a Stephen Sondheim production that pulls together many familiar fairy tale characters but with a twist. Next week, Dayton's Muse Machine will introduce audiences to their production of the musical.
For the twentieth consecutive year, the Dayton Playhouse will present Future Fest - a three day run of six previously un-produced stage plays.
"Most places and I think most theatre companies across the country would've said forget it," says Wade Hamilton, Executive Director of Dayton Playhouse. He says that when FutureFest began, it's founder, John Riley, was taking a chance.
"It's a huge risk producing plays that have never been produced. A lot of times there's a reason that they haven't been produced," say Hamilton.