ARC in the World

This past season was both our busiest, and most successful ever. Pomona challenged, frightened and entertained audiences last fall. KISS provoked and questioned our assumptions this spring. We garnered six Dora noms. We won a Dora award for Outstanding Direction for Pomona  (yay, Chris!). We helped support the development of new and vital theatrical voices…

They Like Us! They Really Like Us!!

We are a small company with big impact. That’s testament to the incredibly depth of talent in our intrepid band of theatre artists. Prior to this year, the ARC family have earned fourteen Dora nominations and two awards to date. We’re thrilled to announce that this year, we’ve done it again. Coming on the heels…

KISS by Guillermo Calderón

Two couples meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. An unexpected profession of love, an untimely proposal, and one kiss later, one of the foursome lies dead on the floor. Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón’s newest play breaks open cultural barriers, challenging us to confront the limits of our own understanding,…

Congratulations!

Proud. Humbled. Amazed. And SOOO excited! Talk about a powerhouse company. Three of our wonderful team have been named as Top 10 Theatre Artists in 2016 by NOW Magazine. Amazing work by amazingly talented people, being justly rewarded! Sincere props to Andre Sills, Bahareh Yaraghi and Deborah Drakeford!!! Congrats to everyone involved! And stay tuned for more from us…

Voices of Pomona [Aviva/Ollie]

I said to my partner Arturo, “I wish we had another week of rehearsal before we open.” He reminded me I say that every time I’m on the precipice of opening a show. But this time I really mean it. Because there’s so. Much. To. Mine. Even mime. We still have to mine the mime….

Reflections On Pomona

Living in the weird world of Alistair McDowall’s POMONA for some time now, it’s been easy to fall in love with the dark and fantastical elements of the show. The nods to Lovecraft and the Necronomicon. McDowall’s complex yet elegant structure that plays ingeniously with the timeline, twisting and folding our notions of what happens…

Voices of Pomona [Bahareh/Keaton]

“Everything bad is real.” That line hits me hard every time. There’s no turning away from it. It’s as if the playwright is screaming: “Now that you know, what’s your next move???” I play Keaton. She’s been a wonderfully mysterious character to dig into. Without giving too much away, I can tell you that she…

Voices of Pomona [Deborah/Fay]

We’re in the middle of week two. Our PM extraordinaire, JP, has now created some semblance of what our stage will be for us to play on, explore, negotiate, hide in… We’re getting a handle on our characters. We’re puzzling out this world. Remember from our Day One post where Chris said Nick hands out Rubik’s…

Voices of Pomona [Liza/Gale]

M.C.Escher’s “Relativity” This is what the dive into the script sometimes feels like. With snacks. And laughter. –Liza Alistair McDowall’s Pomona: It has me up at 3am thinking about moral codes. OK, living in 2016 has me up at 3am thinking about the same thing. But let’s focus on this incredibly addictive puzzle of a play….