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February 10, 2017

Fresh Eyes volunteers Elizabeth Tavares and Anthony Hudson.

Artists Rep’s Fresh Eyes program brings ‘civilians’ into the rehearsal process. On selected productions each season, Artists Rep brings 3-5 volunteers from diverse backgrounds into for four rehearsals, and then to share their observations in the Fresh Eyes blog. No special knowledge or experience is required of these volunteers – just a bit of time and curiosity. 

"We created Fresh Eyes to offer a view into the rehearsal process for our audience," said Luan Schooler, Director of New Play Development & Dramaturgy at Artists Rep. "Each of our volunteers bring their own unique point of view to the process, and we love sharing their observations!"

On Tuesday, FEATHERS AND TEETH rehearsals began, launching a journey into a crazy world of horror, grief and laughter. This is an unusual play in that it's firmly couched in horror, a genre that is rarely explored on stage anymore. It’s full of supernatural events, hungry little beasts with feathers and teeth, a teenager who may not be seeing things as they truly are, and blood, lots of hot, sticky blood. And, oh yes, it’s funny too.

Our Fresh Eyes volunteers, Anthony Hudson and Elizabeth Tavares, attemded the first reading of the script and design presentations. Anthony is well known by his alternate persona, Carla Rossi, who among other appearances hosts Queer Horror at the Hollywood Theatre. Elizabeth teaches Shakespeare at Pacific University Oregon and is the Scholar-in-Residence for the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival. 

Click HERE to read their observations from the first day of rehearsal.

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