Alexandra Linn (back, as Annie Oakley) sings "There's No Business Like Show Business" with James Soller, Scott Wasserman, and Conner Lewis in Cape Cod's College Light Opera Company's 2010 production of Annie Get Your Gun.

As actors, our income relies on our versatility of course — our ability to play any part offered. We all know well the line on audition sheets, “Will you accept any role?” Our response is usually Just about, especially while we are just


They are the words every actor dreads hearing. The half-hearted “Thanks . . . that’s all we need to see today” or “Unfortunately . . . we cannot offer you a role, but please do audition for future productions.” A working actor is only such when we are, well


Devised theatre? Also known as collaborative creation, original work, or ensemble pieces, among other names, devised theatre is a unique concept to be sure and not easily defined. For the past six months I have been part of

Alexandra Linn in <em>Putting It Together</em> (Colby College, January 2011). Photo © 2011. Jeff Earickson, Colby College.

Alexandra Linn in Putting It Together (Colby College, January 2011). Photo © 2011. Jeff Earickson, Colby College.

Okay, so it’s not exactly how the song goes. But this is surely my own “Season of Love.” 92,520 minutes short of a year ago I packed my station wagon to the gills and drove 618 miles from the quaint and quiet coastal town of Rockland, Maine to follow my big city dreams in

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