Glenda Mace has worked as an actress, director, and theatre administrator for over twenty years. She began her acting career during studies at the University of Memphis in 1979, went to New York in 1984 where she continued her studies at Herbert Bergoff Studios under the tutelage of teachers including Austin Pendleton, Sandy Dennis and Ann Jackson. She also studied privately with Wynn Handman, Artistic Director for American Place Theatre in Manhattan. She has acted in various theatres from New York to Florida. She was employed as Executive Director at Greenbrier Repertory Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia from 1995-2000, where she acted, directed and taught. She has performed on many Memphis stages during her acting career. She served as Facility Manager at TheatreWorks for nine years, resigning her position there in March of 2009. She is presently performing as a member of Playback Memphis, an interactive improvisational theatre troupe.
Glenda will be covering Circuit Theatre and POTS at the Works.
Glenda Mace's Posts:
It's 1956 and at TheatreWorks the widows are gathered for the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein annual quiche breakfast. 1956 was almost 50 years ago. Dwight D. Eisenhower was President and Richard Nixon was vice President. Elvis had his first chart hit “Heartbreak Hotel.” Damn Yankees won a Tony for best musical. Crinolines were in fashion. Anyone remember crinolines? They were just a little more manageable than the hoop skirt. The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that segregation on Alabama buses was unconstitutional. Nekita Kruschev was ... read more »
The Color Purple opened Friday at Playhouse on the Square, the regional premiere of this 2006, Tony nominated musical. Tony Horne has directed this show with skill and insight and it is definitely destined for local nomination as one of the best musicals of the 2013 Memphis Theatre season. It is a music filled story that covers four decades and two continents, a story of abuse and deprivation that resolves in love and redemption. read more »
Deathtrap, the well-constructed 1972 thriller by Ira Levin opened last weekend at Circuit Playhouse. The play opens on an expensively appointed room in the Connecticut residence of Sydney and Myra Bruhl. Sydney’s extensive collection of antique weapons is prominently displayed on the walls. The atmosphere suggests some wealth, certainly comfortable living. Sydney Bruhl is a renowned writer of Broadway thrillers, but these days he is on the skids. He hasn’t had a hit in years. His last play was produced on Broadway and was a significant flop. Myra’s wealth is dwindling. The ... read more »
Miss Saigon opened last weekend at Playhouse on the Square. What a beautiful production: beautiful lighting, beautiful music, beautifully costumed, beautifully directed and beautifully told. I saw the touring production at the Orpheum several years ago and somehow missed the love story entirely. The space was too large and there were too many technical fireworks. In the intimate setting, that is Playhouse on the Square, director, Jordan Nichols, has concentrated on the story and highlighted the music. He has cast wonderful actors to tell the tale and beautiful voices to sing it. read more »
Angels in AmericaPart I: Millennium Approaches read more »
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