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June 9, 2017

Since Stage Kiss is built upon the world of the theatre, your friendly neighborhood Talking Horse blogger thought it might be a good idea to introduce our community to the people behind the scenes of our productions: the folks you don’t see onstage, but who are absolut...

May 1, 2017

Bill Baer’s (Ensemble) voice is a welcome and well-known sound around our town: he was a station host for Fox22, KQFX from 2013-2015 and an on-air radio host for the Zimmer Radio Group from 1995-1998. Bill has appeared on stages all over town for the last nine years. M...

April 28, 2017

Jen Davis (Violet) is relatively new to the Columbia theatre scene. She only moved here a couple of years ago, after all. You may have seen her onstage with Talking Horse as Catherine in the dark comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn, or as Dale in CEC’s production of Five Les...

April 23, 2017

Michele Curry (Ensemble) is a native Columbian, who started appearing on local stages as a Hickman High student in 2004. She moved into the “community theatre circuit” in 2007, and since then, has appeared in community, professional, and educational stages all over Col...

April 21, 2017

If Adam Brietzke, who plays Monty in Violet, looks familiar on the Talking Horse stage, it’s because even though he’s only been acting in Columbia for about a year, he’s appeared in no fewer than four shows here. You may also have seen him as Macbeth at the Maplewood B...

April 18, 2017

Violet’s journey takes her far from home, further than she’s ever been before, in search of healing and love. From her small hometown of Spruce Pine to big cities like Nashville and Memphis, Violet goes on an extraordinary ride through the American South.

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October 17, 2016

If you’ve had the opportunity to see Mothers and Sons, you no doubt noticed the quiet power that Alana Barragan-Scott has onstage as Katharine Girard. This is Alana’s sixth show with Talking Horse Productions; she has previously performed in Crimes of the Heart, Prayin...

October 10, 2016

When Adam Brietzke left Shreveport, LA, and returned to Columbia last December, he was happy to dive back into the world of theatre—not only acting, but also stage combat and fight choreography. Both of his grandparents had been theatre teachers, his parents met in the...

October 7, 2016

In April, 2014, Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly sat down with Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel of Theatre Talk to discuss the Broadway production of Mothers and Sons. The conversation provides an in-depth look at the thoughts of a playwright and actor as they dive into...

September 30, 2016

On March 7, 1990, American Playhouse aired Andre’s Mother, starring Sada Thompson and Richard Thomas, and written by Terrence McNally. Originally produced as an 8-minute one-act play at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1988, the teleplay of Andre’s Mother looks at three days...

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