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Thrown Stone's 2018 Interns

Thrown Stone’s 2018 Interns Enroll in Top Schools

Where Are They Now?

Thrown Stone congratulates our 2018 interns for enrolling in three of the top schools in the country.

Working closely with professional artists,  these interns got a master class in collaborative problem solving. The rigor of producing two new plays in repertory cannot be overstated, and their positions were indispensable. As you can see below, this program isn’t just for students interested in a degree in the arts — it’s for creative leaders in any field.

We salute these special scholars for their incredible achievements this summer and beyond.
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Aidan Meachem, Composer

Composer’s Corner

You remember Aidan Meachem as Ash in Thrown Stone’s debut, the U.S. Premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore. But did you know that Aidan was also a talented composer? In fact, Aidan wrote the score for Thrown Stone’s 2018 East Coast Premiere of Where All Good Rabbits Go by Karina Cochran. What’s next for the Berklee College of Music Sophomore? We’re thrilled to announce that Aidan will be back with an original score for the East Coast Premiere of Birds of North America by Anna Moench, opening July 19, 2019.

Actors' Equity Association 1913

SPT in the Spotlight

In 2019, Thrown Stone will begin its first year of the Actor’s Equity Association Small Professional Theatre (SPT) contract.

We’ve always been a professional company and contracted with union actors, but SPT is a contract we enter with the union as a company, which in addition to making us eligible for certain award recognition, stands as a long-term commitment to the highest artistic and operational standards.

This phased transitional agreement with the union will take place over the course of the next three years. We are grateful to Equity for creating this program for nascent professional companies to help grow their capacity and fulfill their obligations to working actors and stage managers.

Repertory in American Theatre

Repertory in American Theatre Discussion June 5th

Mark your calendar for June 5th at 6:30 pm, when American Theatre Editor-In-Chief Rob Weinert-Kendt will speak and lead a panel discussion at the Ridgefield Library.

Sponsored by Thrown Stone and The Ridgefield Library in association with Theatre Communications Group, this free community event will feature prominent repertory theatre artists from around Connecticut, including Melody Libonati, Artistic Director of Summer Theatre of New Canaan; Michael Bradford, Artistic Director and Dale Rose, Associate Artistic Director of Connecticut Rep; Jason Peck and Jonathan Winn, Co-Artistic Directors of Thrown Stone; and scenic designer Fufan Zhang, an alum of the Yale School of Drama.

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Announcing the cast of “Where All Good Rabbits Go”

Thrown Stone is pleased to announce casting for the east coast premiere of Where All Good Rabbits Go by Karina Cochran.

Alexandra Bazan returns to Thrown Stone as Julia. The BroadwayWorld Award-winning actress helped launch Thrown Stone with her turn as Daisy in the staged reading of Blink, by Kate Moira Ryan and Steph in the U.S. Premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore.

Co-Artistic Director Jason Peck makes his Thrown Stone acting debut as Walter. In addition to his accomplishments as a director and educator, Jason’s acting has earned acclaim and awards from coast to coast.

Mike Boland joins the Thrown Stone family as Dorn.  Mike has performed on Broadway, across the country, and on nearly every stage in Connecticut, where he is well known as the mastermind behind multiple productions of Twelve Angry Men.

Where All Good Rabbits Go is a beautiful meditation on illness, grief, personal transformation, and the frank realities of turning into a rabbit. Thrown Stone’s east coast premiere opens July 20, 2018 at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, directed by Cyrus Newitt. The limited run, in repertory with the New England premiere of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s The Arsonists closes on August 4th. Tickets are available at thrownstone.org/events.

Cast of The Arsonists

Announcing the Cast of “The Arsonists”

Thrown Stone is pleased to announce casting for the New England premiere of The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger.

Emma Factor will play the role of M.  Originally from Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Emma is a recent graduate of UNC School of the Arts, and was most recently seen in the role of Lucinda on CBS’ Madam Secretary.

Nick Plakias will play the role of H. As an actor and musician, he has performed on stages all over the country and on television. He wrote music and lyrics for the western musical Buffalo Gals, and was most recently seen in the New York Musical Festival production of The Goree All-Girl String Band. 

Inspired by the Greek tragedy Electra, The Arsonists is a contemporary American play with music that explores the relationship between parent and child. Thrown Stone’s New England premiere opens July 13, 2018 at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, directed by Jonathan Winn. The limited run, in repertory with the East Coast premiere of Karina Cochran’s Where All Good Rabbits Go, closes on July 29th. Tickets are available at thrownstone.org/events.