Latest City Equity show puts spotlight on storytellers
by Glenny Brock
The second play in the short season of plays being produced this summer by the burgeoning City Equity Theatre company is not a play so much as it’s a story quartet, presented in all the trappings of a play. There are actors, costumes, a set and a stage, but the engine of the show is storytelling, racing toward the collective imagination of the audience, listening. Continue reading
Local actors Jonathan Fuller and Alan Gardner are creating some serious drama in town.
By Christina Crowe
June 01, 2006
“Singing in the Rain” and “Summer Lovin’” may be catchy tunes, but Birmingham needs an injection of more serious, thought-provoking theatre. At least that’s the opinion expressed by local actors Alan Gardner and Jonathan Fuller, founders of the city’s newest theatre. City Equity Theatre is dedicated to providing union or “Equity” actors a place to practice and enhance their skills onstage. In May it set up shop downtown in a new costume co-op on Third Avenue North. Continue reading
The Birmingham News, Thursday, May 25, 2006
Alec Harvey, News staff writer
Birmingham’s City Equity Theatre is off to a good start. Or at least a realistic one.
The troupe – featuring actors and a director that are mostly members of Actors Equity Association – are in the middle of a run of David Mamet’s intense “American Buffalo,” a drama set in a junk store that features raw, adult language and some fighting between the characters. City Equity is performing the show in a storefront downtown, across from the Alabama Theatre on Third Avenue North.