Boise Contemporary Theater http://boisestatepublicradio.org en From Idea To Opening Night, Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play Has Arrived http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idea-opening-night-boise-contemporary-theaters-new-play-has-arrived <p>A new original play opens Saturday at Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT), and there’s a chance the actors might be handed new lines between now and then. I’ve been <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/topic/uncanny-valley-writing-play-digital-age" target="_blank">following the creation of <em>The Uncanny Valley</em></a> for nearly a year, ever since I had a chance run in with BCT’s Dwayne Blackaller last April. He told me about the new play he was writing with BCT artistic director Matthew Cameron Clark.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:51:46 +0000 Adam Cotterell 42910 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org From Idea To Opening Night, Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play Has Arrived Actor Says It's A Thrill To Work On Boise Contemporary Theater’s Evolving New Play http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/actor-says-its-thrill-work-boise-contemporary-theater-s-evolving-new-play <p>Carie Kawa awkwardly holds a beat-up, framed poster showing earth-seen-from-space to face the mostly empty seats at <a href="http://bctheater.org/" target="_blank">Boise Contemporary Theater</a> (BCT.) The first week of rehearsal is ending for the original play <em>The Uncanny Valley</em>. The poster is a stand-in for a painting which is an important linchpin in the plot. The story turns on this prop, but the prop itself is too big for Kawa to turn around to show another actor as she’s supposed to.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:30:13 +0000 Adam Cotterell 42276 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Actor Says It's A Thrill To Work On Boise Contemporary Theater’s Evolving New Play Listen: Get A Sneak Peek Of Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/listen-get-sneak-peek-boise-contemporary-theaters-new-play <p>Boise Contemporary Theater's new original play, <em>The Uncanny Valley</em> opens in less than three weeks and the script isn't yet finished. The new original play is a work in progress <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/topic/uncanny-valley-writing-play-digital-age" target="_blank">we’ve been following </a>for a few months.</p><p>Just last month actors gathered for their first table read.&nbsp; This was the first time writers and co-directors Dwayne Blackaller and Matthew Cameron Clark showed all the actors the play. Clark is also acting in this show.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:07:52 +0000 Adam Cotterell 41615 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Listen: Get A Sneak Peek Of Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play Boise Writers Have 3 Weeks To Finish An Original Play Before Opening Night http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-writers-have-3-weeks-finish-original-play-opening-night <p></p><p>Rehearsals start this week at Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT) for a play that opens in three weeks. For a professional company like BCT, three weeks is a slightly tight, though fairly normal rehearsal schedule.</p><p>Three weeks is usually plenty of time for experienced actors to memorize lines, work on their characters, and learn what they’ll be doing on stage. But for the play, <em>The Uncanny Valley</em> memorizing lines and actions has an added challenge. They're still being written.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:29:10 +0000 Adam Cotterell 41607 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Writers Have 3 Weeks To Finish An Original Play Before Opening Night How Boise Contemporary Theater Writes A Play In The Digital Age http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-boise-contemporary-theater-writes-play-digital-age <p><a href="http://bctheater.org/" target="_blank">Boise Contemporary Theater</a>’s Artistic Director Matthew Cameron Clark and Education Director Dwayne Blackaller sit at separate computer screens in a basement office. A passing eavesdropper would find their conversation impossible to follow because it’s part spoken, part typed and all about a fictional world evolving somewhere between their two brains and two keyboards.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Adam Cotterell 37145 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Boise Contemporary Theater Writes A Play In The Digital Age Listen: Geek-Speak And Metaphysics Meet In Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/listen-geek-speak-and-metaphysics-meet-boise-contemporary-theaters-new-play <p>Boise playwrights Matthew Cameron Clark and Dwayne Blackaller have a little more than three months to curtain on their latest work-in-progress.&nbsp; <em>The Uncanny Valley,</em> mixes science fiction with Idaho's landscape.</p><p>Co-writer Blackaller says most people will likely think the title refers to where it takes place, a valley in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains. But it’s actually a reference to the themes in the play, not the setting.</p><p>You can listen to Blackaller explain what the title means by clicking on the audio player.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Adam Cotterell 37150 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Listen: Geek-Speak And Metaphysics Meet In Boise Contemporary Theater's New Play What Boise Contemporary Theater’s New Original Play Is About, So Far http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/what-boise-contemporary-theater-s-new-original-play-about-so-far <p><a href="http://bctheater.org/" target="_blank">Boise Contemporary Theater</a> (BCT) has earned respect producing works by nationally-known playwrights. The company is also demonstrating it can create strong original work in-house.</p><p>Early in 2013, BCT debuted <em>A Nighttime Survival Guide</em>. It was written by Artistic Director Matthew Cameron Clark and Education Director Dwayne Blackaller, and it was a hit for the theater.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Adam Cotterell 37144 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org What Boise Contemporary Theater’s New Original Play Is About, So Far 2 Boise Playwrights Feel "Right Amount Of Panic" As They Work Toward April Opening http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/2-boise-playwrights-feel-right-amount-panic-they-work-toward-april-opening <p><a href="http://bctheater.org/" target="_blank">Boise Contemporary Theater</a> (BCT) is selling tickets for a play that opens in April, but that play hasn’t yet been written. For the next few months, I’ll be following its progress as it goes from idea to rehearsal to an audience.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:27:31 +0000 Adam Cotterell 37135 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 2 Boise Playwrights Feel "Right Amount Of Panic" As They Work Toward April Opening New One Woman Play Finds The Humor In Boise http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-one-woman-play-finds-humor-boise <p>Los Angeles actress Lauren Weedman is thinking about moving to Boise. At least that’s the premise of her new one-woman play that opens Saturday&nbsp;at Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT.) It’s called <em>Boise: You Don’t Look A Day Over 149</em> and it’s part of Boise’s 150th anniversary celebrations this year.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:45:00 +0000 Adam Cotterell 32645 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org New One Woman Play Finds The Humor In Boise Boise Theater's New Play Shrouded In Mystery http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-theaters-new-play-shrouded-mystery <p>Graphic Depictions is a new play that opens Wednesday at Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT.) Cleveland based playwright Eric Coble created this one-character show. Coble tends to speak in metaphors. Ask him why a nationally known playwright would premier new work at <a href="http://bctheater.org/season/graphic/" target="_blank">Boise Contemporary Theater</a>. He calls a premier a birth.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:28:18 +0000 Adam Cotterell 23444 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Theater's New Play Shrouded In Mystery Off The Record: A Fictional Take On Idaho Senator Craig http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/record-fictional-take-idaho-senator-craig <p>It&rsquo;s a news story that, in Idaho, has become a legend. A conservative senator arrested for soliciting sex with another man in an airport bathroom. In video from C-SPAN from 2007 Idaho Senator Larry Craig apologizes just after the story broke.</p><p>&ldquo;While I was not involved in any inappropriate conduct at the Minneapolis airport or anywhere else, I chose to plead guilty to a lesser charge in hopes of&nbsp;making it go away,&quot; he said. &quot;That was a mistake and I deeply regret it.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:27:22 +0000 Adam Cotterell 3662 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Off The Record: A Fictional Take On Idaho Senator Craig