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Category: Current Projects

The Jester: A Reflection

A week ago today I attended the closing night performance of The Jester in Provo, UT. This production dramaturgy experience was unlike any I had had before.

The Medieval Period and The Jester

I’m a dramaturg and dramaturgs ask questions. So, here are five questions that I just had to ask about the Medieval Period when I started learning more about the time period of The Jester.

Interviewing the Actors of The Jester

On June 3rd I was able to do an interview with the cast of The Jester. I loved getting to interact with them a bit and getting to know them better.

The Jester’s New Play Development

New works, like The Jester, are my passion. It’s always fun to produce the classics, but it’s important to remember that the classics were once new works too.

Getting Back in the Groove

It’s going to take a lot for me to get back in the groove of things as theatre begins to open back up and I begin to find work again.

*UPDATED* A Word from Daniel Mesta and the Company of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: An Audio Drama

A Word from Daniel Mesta and the Company of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: An Audio Drama”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: An Audio Drama

In this time of uncertainty we are all looking for an escape, well your wait is over! DAM Good Productions’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream: An Audio Drama is here!

A Midsummer Bayou Dream

A few days into planning and recording our audio drama, director Daniel Mesta had the thought to add another layer to this production of Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. He introduced the connections to New Orleans. What other connections do you find between New Orleans and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream?”

A Midsummer Interview with Daniel Mesta

“I hope that people emerge from this with a newfound sense of wonder at what creative people do.” ~Daniel Mesta

Relationships and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare and I have always had a bit of a difficult relationship. From reading his plays in my high school English class to seeing a couple performances at Shakespeare’s Globe in London on a study abroad with my university it’s been a long and bumpy road. Much like my complicated relationship with the Bard himself, many of the characters in his plays have complicated relationships.