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Interview with Glenn Schudel and Sara Vasquez

It was pleasure to meet with Glenn and Sara, Residential and Touring Troupe Managers for the American Shakespeare Center. In talking to me about what they do and how they do it, they conveyed a real sense of the practical implementation of the vision of this remarkable company: how the actors work within the original practices, how audience reactions affect the performances, working with an ensemble. And like the King’s Men they go on tour, in fact there is only one state in which they have not performed: Nevada.

This year happens to be Sara’s first year as Touring Troupe Manager. She talks to me about the Company’s intriguing practice of having a ‘Ren Season’ and what a ‘Ren Run’ means on the first day of rehearsals. The Director stays well away and lets the actors get on with it, at first…

(The contingencies which are baked into the world of professional theatre meant that the interview started with Glenn, then Sara joined us, and then Glenn had to leave for a rehearsal…)

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