"We long for other worlds. For all our individual reasons, which are varied and true, we long to experience the elsewhere. Be it movies, books, tv, theatre, dance, or museums, we welcomingly fall into other places. These places can provide opposition or solidarity, but always stir empathy within. They may be wholly different or strikingly similar to our own worlds but we are never alone in these places to which we have escaped. We become invested in characters and viscerally respond to their triumphs and failures. By the very essence of the human psyche, we see ourselves in these stories regardless of place or status and Virginia Stage Company's recent production of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is proof of that."
At Virginia Stage Company it’s not just about producing plays. It’s about creating a theater experience that everyone can enjoy. “The work we have done in terms of accessibility is important work,” says the Norfolk theater company’s associate producer Patrick Mullins.
The Hampton Roads Show interviews 'Mr. & Mrs. Fezziwig' (Ryan Clemens and Meredith Noel) from Virginia Stage Company's production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, playing at the Wells theatre December 8-24, 2017. http://wavy.com/2017/12/05/the-festive-fezziwigs/
For performer and playwright Mike Wiley, telling the stories of African American historical figures was a one-man job that he excelled at. He took his solo acts across the country, weaving narratives out of the African-American diaspora, playing countless characters even though he was the only person onstage. Though he’s now directing...
Virginia Stage Company's Black Light Puppet Theatre was chosen as an Exemplary Program and Pinnacle Event, as a part of The Virginia Commission for the Arts' "50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award" recipients.