Monthly archives: November, 2016

Quintessence Comes Out of Hibernation!

We’ve been rather quiet since Persuasion/Northanger Abbey in 2012.  Since then, we’ve embarked on a series of developmental readings using a program we devised to collaborate with writers, directors and actors called Roughing It.  We developed Artistic Director Connor Kerns’ plays: Ten Days of Lust During the Late Mortal Pestilence, based on the Decameron; New Decalogue, ten …

Imaginative Doing

So Artistic Director Connor Kerns has taught acting at the Portland Actors Conservatory since 1994.  Egads.  It was time, a few years ago, to write a handbook for actors based on what he learned working with all the wonderful actors at the school and with Quintessence.  It’s a good read…and a really useful tool for actors …