The Magic of Being An Artist

By Kirsten Benjamin “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.” My grandmother keeps an illustrated copy of Is There A Santa Claus? near the fireplace each year. Christmas […]

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Rina Hoshino

Inner Circle in Japan

by Rina Hoshino One of the rewarding gifts Inner Circle Theatre has given me is the quintessential element of maintaining a good balance between the art of acting and the business of acting. I frankly labeled the business side as something extremely irrelevant and devilishly hard to grasp and somewhere along the road my brain […]

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Expanding Into Voice Over

by Rhonda Jackson Sykes First let me say thank you to Jeffery Brooks and the Inner Circle Theatre for giving me the opportunity of writing the October newsletter. I can’t believe October is here already, seems like just yesterday it was the start of summer. Well, here’s to taking these last few months of the […]

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Trust Your Work

by Julie Lippert This last month, I was fortunate to have been back on stage performing at the Pacific Resident Theater. I was thrilled when I was offered the role. It was a chance to be a whole new person, in fact, a whole new gender. I was cast as Sayeed, an Arabian princess living […]

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Staying Inspired As An Actor

by Mandana Wright Grimacing deeply, an anonymous passerby picks flakes of confetti from her mouth and confides in her equally discombobulated friend, “what’s that all about?” as Robert gleefully gallops by, dusting others with a festive spray of sparkles. Our Hollywood Fringe Festival production “Shall We Play” was spearheaded by a promotional party that embodied […]

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Spotlight on EJ Arriola

As Inner Circle Theatre grows, students and supporters have been stepping into various roles to help create a thriving artistic community. EJ Arriola is now the liaison for classes and workshops and will continue to help with productions.  We sat down with EJ to ask him about his involvement with the theatre, what you can expect from […]

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Growth Through Character

by Teena Pugliese When I heard that ICT’s first production was going to be a same sex version of R+J, I was thrilled by the idea of seeing a female Romeo. I always found Romeo the more feminine of the lovers, even though he was the “man.” SHE is fantastical, romantic, feels deeply and I […]

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