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December 7, 2017

I always start an interview by asking how long our performers and backstage professionals have been living and working in Columbia. Our town can be transient, and it’s not unusual to find folks who have been here only a couple of years (like many of the performers who...

December 4, 2017

Please welcome Natasha Myrick to her first Talking Horse production! She has lived in Columbia for four years, and has been acting around town for three. You may have seen her onstage at Maplewood Barn in Shrek the Musical and Godspell, or offstage as vocal director fo...

December 1, 2017

Baritone Aleksandar Dragojevic has only lived in Columbia for a short time, but he has found our town a warm and welcoming place with great people. An Antique Carol will be his second time on the opera stage here, following an appearance in La Traviata at the Missouri...

November 24, 2017

Nell Cunningham has lived in the Columbia area for four years, and has been very busy “having and raising” her two sons, Charlie and Henry, as well as with extended family and church responsibilities, and running some small businesses out of her home.

Nell has been doin...

November 22, 2017

Our blog last heard from Meagan O’Neill when she kindly sat for an interview during the run of Stage Kiss. She’s back for An Antique Carol, and we’re so happy to hear more from this fabulous theatre technician.

Meagan has been working with Talking Horse since 2015. Her...

August 19, 2017

Mary Shaw began her theatrical career in junior high and high school, and followed that up in college at Penn State, No Refund Theatre. Over the last ten years, her theatrical focus has been has been the CoMo theatre scene—in fact, this will be her twenty-third time ap...

August 18, 2017

Barry Beach joins our team from Jefferson City, where he keeps himself busy both on- and offstage. His parents were founding members of The Little Theater of Jefferson City (TLT) in the late 1960s, and he’s been a part of the mid-Missouri theatre scene ever since. He b...

August 15, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome Jim Malinee to the Talking Horse stage for his first production here! (This is not his first time with some cast mates, however: nearly ten years ago he appeared in CEC’s production of Communicating Doors with Monica Palmer and Mary Shaw, who...

August 11, 2017

Monica Palmer moved to Columbia in 2005 to take a job at a local radio station At the start of her radio career, Monica had to relocate on a fairly regular basis. She recalls, "I found if I wanted to make more money or land a better time slot, I had to keep moving to a...

June 14, 2017

Stage Kiss centers around a play within the modern narrative. Here’s what we know about The Last Kiss, the fictional play in which She and He are acting: it was an unfortunate flop on Broadway in 1932 written by the team of “Landor, Erbmann, and Marmel,” and it’s a mus...

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