Director Evan Jackson on Why You Should See The Hound of the Baskervilles

As Like us, Victorian readers lived in a world characterized by rapid change and dramatic inequalities.  Against that backdrop, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson stood for the idea that, armed with analysis and progress, the human spirit could grapple with and reconcile the darkest parts of our nature. We love the characters for the same reason today. read more

Mystery With a Sense of Style

Costume Designer Erin Gallagher Takes Us Backstage For an Inside Look at The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Idle Muse Theatre Company prides itself on producing theatre that will transport you to another place and time. Regardless of what the characters are wearing... we take you there...but we also then turn around quickly and say..."it actually doesn't matter that someone is in a three piece suit with a narrow lapel - the issues are the same and situations are similar. Social relevance is as important a story device as the plot is to us."  read more

We're going to a party!

Congratulations Laura Wiley!

2014-15 jEFF nOMINEE FOR LIGHTING DESIGN

 



Idle Muse Theatre Company is excited to announce that Resident Lighting and Projection Designer Laura Wiley has  been nominated for a 2014-15 Jeff Award in the category of Lighting Design for her work on our 2014 production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

This is the third nomination received for work done on an Idle Muse production since the company became eligible in 2010 - and our first ever nomination in a technical category!

Congratulations, Laura!  We're incredibly proud of you and your amazing work!  See you at the Jeffs!

Milestones

Sometimes it seems like we're always announcing a new beginning at Idle Muse Theatre Company.  This is, in part, the nature of what we do: the craft we have chosen is seasonal by design - an ongoing process that is made manageable by dividing it into individual installments we call "productions."

It is a process, however, that never ends - and at Idle Muse, we have been undertaking it for nearly a decade.

Here are some of our favorite moments from over the years, a reminder of where we come from and the moments we have shared with each other and with you, our audience.


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THE POOR PLAYER’S CREED 
 

I HAVE SEEN THE AGE OF THE SOUND AND THE FURY:
THE TRUTH IS MY CHARGE AND MY BURDEN;
MY CHOSEN VEHICLE THE STAGE.
WITH UNFLINCHING HONESTY,
UNBOUND BY CODE OR CONVENTION;
FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE CRAFT,
AND THE BEAUTY OF THAT WHICH CANNOT LAST,
WE BRING ABOUT THE RENAISSANCE