As actors, Rebekah Williams and Megan DeYoung are tasked with portraying characters who navigate some of the most complex and challenging themes in the American experience in Ragtime at the Wonder Theatre. From race and prejudice to wealth and poverty, from freedom and hope to despair, their characters Sarah and Mother embody the struggles and triumphs of a nation grappling with change.
But for Williams and DeYoung, this is more than just a performance. It's an opportunity to engage with these themes on a personal level and to use their art to create a deeper understanding and connection with the audience. By embodying the struggles and triumphs of their characters, they hope to inspire empathy and compassion, and to shine a light on the ongoing struggle for justice and equality.
And as the final show takes place at the Woodlawn Theatre, they are reminded of the importance of community-driven art and the power of theatre to bring people together. They hope that their portrayal of Sarah and Mother will not only entertain, but also challenge and inspire the audience to continue to fight for a better world.
Introducing "Life In Rehearsal," a Down Market culture series that explores the intersection of Life, Art, Performance, and Community. We're thrilled to kick off this series with Episode 1, which takes you behind the scenes of the historic Woodlawn Performing Arts Theatre in San Antonio, Texas.
Together with our community partner, The Woodlawn Theatre, we're pulling back the curtain to give you an exclusive look at what it takes to make magic on stage.
Through behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the staff and community, we'll explore the vibrant and inspiring world of theatre and the impact it has on our community.
But "Life In Rehearsal" is about more than just the glitz and glamour of performance. Every episode will showcase the life of art in the theatre and why it's so important to support local, community-driven art. We believe that art has the power to unite, to heal, and to inspire, and that's exactly what we aim to do with this series.
So join us on this journey as we explore the world of theatre and the people behind it. From the actors to the stage crew, from the directors to the community supporters, "Life In Rehearsal" is a celebration of the art and the heart that goes into every performance. We can't wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for Episode 1, coming soon! 🎭🎬🎨 #LifeInRehearsal #WoodlawnTheatre #BehindTheScenes #LocalArt #CommunityDriven #SanAntonioTheatre #ArtAndHeart