Behind the Scenes at Northern Stage

Amanda Rafuse & guest artists

Have you ever wondered what goes into producing professional theater? Join Northern Stage Leadership Team member Amanda Rafuse plus special guests and artists to experience first-hand the journey from choosing the play in the season selection process, developing a vision and design for the production, the casting and rehearsal process, and exactly what it takes to bring such a delightful and complex production to life.

This workshop runs in conjunction with Northern Stage’s spring play, Noises Off!, and features invitations to three special Insider Events as well as a discussion with the cast and production team for this joy-filled production.  Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On.  “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce” – The New York Times

Workshop: Monday, April 2,  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Lemal Community Room in the Production & Administration Building,  76 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT.

Insider Events:

Tuesday April 3,  12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Noises Off! Script Club, Byrne Theater in the Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT

Sunday, April 8, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Invited Tech, Byrne Theater

Saturday, May 12,  post-show (approx. 9:30 p.m.): Cocktails with the Company, Roesch Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts

Amanda Rafuse is Associate Director of Northern Stage. Originally from Massachusetts, Amanda has journeyed through Washington DC, California, Indiana, Ireland, Kansas City, New York, and Minnesota to finally arrive in Vermont. As a development specialist, Amanda works with organizations to hone communications, develop audiences, and grow value within communities. Since coming to Northern Stage in 2013, Amanda managed the Campaign for Northern Stage, raising the dollars necessary to build a new home and forge a strong financial foundation for the beloved company while implementing a new membership model and growing the annual operations giving program. With more than 20 years as a professional actor and teaching artist, Amanda brings her love of storytelling and community building to the stage, the classroom, and the board-room. Audiences may remember Amanda from her roles in Northern Stage’s Fox on the Fairway, A Christmas Carol, or as Mrs. Webb in Our Town. Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas City – Missouri.