Player’s Pen Archive

Players Pen – October 18

Working artists such as scenic painters, costumers, directors, designers, carpenters and performers are members of a workforce that is highly skilled, flexible and mobile.  Working artists have intensive rehearsal/build schedules, atypical work hours and a majority are frequent travelers.  As … Learn more

Players Pen – October 11

When people ask me how I like working at Peninsula Players, I often reply, “Well, anytime you can wake up and do what you love to do, that’s pretty great. But to be able to do that in a place … Learn more

Players Pen – October 4

Since its inception, Peninsula Players and its company members have believed in passing their knowledge of stagecraft to the next generation of artists.  Founders Richard and Caroline Fisher were dreamers, barely out of their teens, when they founded the theater … Learn more

Players Pen – September 27

I was once asked for a television series audition to “convulse.”  I sat down in front of the Casting Director, a camera and the Casting Assistant operating the camera. The Casting Director asked me if I felt I was flexible, … Learn more

Players Pen – September 20

John Cariani wrote his offbeat romantic-comedy “Almost, Maine” to feature four actors portraying 19 characters; a tour de force for the performers to showcase their aptitude in developing and portraying several different characters.  In 2016, “Almost, Maine” became the most-produced … Learn more