Reflections from Debbie Owen, Four County Players president

This has been a difficult time in our community and our country. In the face of people marching in the streets of Charlottesville, natural disasters, and unimaginable loss, it can be hard to find the positive things that give meaning to our life. These times also lead...

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A Vision of Violence: Joe Myers, fight choreographer

A rising junior from Arlington, Virginia, who is studying theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University, Joe Myers has been acting since he was in sixth grade. He got involved in fight choreography at the age of sixteen and has several credits and credentials under his...

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Auditioning for college: Advice from Jasmine

On the blog today, Jasmine Witmer offers some expert advice.  Her Four County Players credits include Our Town, choreography for The Fantasticks, and stage management for Bye Bye Birdie.  Welcome, Jasmine! Having worked with teenagers throughout the years in various...

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A report from Four County President Debbie Owen

The time: Monday evening, June 19 The place: Four County Players theater, Barboursville, Virginia. The occasion: Annual Meeting of the Four County Players membership While annual meetings of small organizations are generally understood to be necessary business events...

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Theatrical Photography: Representing a Representation

Linda Hogan, secretary of the 4CP board of directors and photography enthusiast, shares some thoughts about the artistic and technical sides of theatrical photography. I’m not one of those photographers who has been privileged ­­ — or focused — enough to...

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Gary’s Four County Top Five

You might remember StageWrite’s challenge to readers to send us their Four County Top Four.  Gary Warwick White, production manager and board member, couldn’t quite limit his top Four County experiences to just four.  And it’s no...

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Dancing with Myself artists reflect on stereotype and character

This week, StageWrite welcomes Jessica Harris, the young director of Dancing with Myself, and her team of actresses. This Teen Arts Project (TAP) production brings together a group of characters from widely differing social cliques. We asked Jessica, a first-year...

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Chicago in review: A teen breaks down the musical’s success

Today’s guest blogger, Jamie Cortigene, is a ninth grader at Henderson High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the same school her grandmother, Four County board member Barbara Wimble, attended.  Says her proud grandma: “Jamie is quite an exceptional young lady and...

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