Join us for an afternoon with Randy and his beautiful stylings on Native American Flutes, voice, guitar, storytelling and the mesmerizing Hand Pans. A multi-instrumentalist, touring and recording musician, he is an award-winning artist headlining festivals around the US. His music is heard on NPR, PBS, Hearts of Space, Sirius Soundscapes, Pandora and stations world-wide. Don’t miss this afternoon of healing, soothing and very unique music. It’s always a full house so come ear
It's quite a time. We're gearing up for performances of Killing Buddha in several cities at the same time that we are working on a new piece which we are committed to debuting at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival in July. Meanwhile, Randy Granger is setting up solo concert dates (visit his website!) and Algernon is directing a play for the No Strings Theatre Company of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Meanwhile, some friends are helping with still more bookings - we are now looking
[A 2011 post from Algernon's personal blog...] Many people believe that acting is about pretending to be someone or something that you are not. Plato believed it: he wanted to kick poets and actors out of his ideal republic. In the Lotus Sutra, the Buddha warns us to avoid actors. Actors are often disparaged, psychoanalyzed, or infantilized. We are reduced to organ monkeys or barking seals in order to make a living, balancing beach balls on our noses.
A few old monks and dh
Advance tickets for our Friday evening performance of Killing Buddha on April 15 in Silver City go on sale April 1 at the Curious Kumquat downtown. Advance tickets for our outdoor performance of Killing Buddha in Deming on April 16 go on sale next week at the Readers' Cove Used Books & Gallery. Tickets will also be available at the gate.
It's shaping up to be a busy summer. We have won the lottery and been admitted to the San Diego International Fringe Festival, June 23 - July 3. Randy and Algernon will perform our original play, Killing Buddha. And then we'll head directly back to New Mexico to perform at The Cell Theatre in downtown Albuquerque the following weekend! And after THAT, we'll have time for some final touches on the new show before we head to Salt Lake for the Great Salt Lake Fringe.
Randy Granger in concert at Hillsboro Community Center
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. One half of the "AN ILIAD" and "KILLING BUDDHA" duo, Native American flute player and singer-songwriter Randy Granger performs a return concert in Hillsboro at the Hillsboro Community Center. Granger is an award-winning recording and touring artist from Las Cruces. His music is heard on NPR, PBS, Hearts of Space, Sirius Soundscapes, Pandora and stations worldwide. Described as "Southwest
Personal blog post written by Algernon in 2011. Our dressing room at the Black Box in Las Cruces has one long mirror where the actors may put on makeup, and two smaller mirrors on different walls. It's not exactly the mirror room that exists in the wings of a Noh theatre, where actors wave goodbye to themselves as they assume the mask and posture of their character. It can serve a similar purpose, however. Ta ta, particular self. Hello, stage character self.
I'm not conside
[Excerpted from a 2011 personal blog post by Algernon] Ri-ken-no-ken is a concept articulated by the theatre master Zeami (approx. 1363 - 1443), a founder of Noh theatre. This concept of how an actor's proper concentration during performance has been revived in recent years by Yoshi Oida, an actor and teacher frequently quoted on this blog.
Ri-ken-no-ken evokes two distinct facets of looking: looking "outside" and looking "inside." What kind of looking is it that burns away