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About Quotidian Theatre Company

Quotidian Theatre Company is the Resident Theatre Company at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD. QTC produces plays that seek to find the beautiful in the everyday.

The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Matthew Vaky plays Tommy

Matthew was last seen at Quotidian in Conor McPherson’s The Birds. The Night Alive centers on his character, Tommy. “You said it Marvin.  What’s going on? That is the question.”  I say that line in The Night Alive.  The question isn’t “to … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of THE NIGHT ALIVE with Lighting Designer Don Slater

Don Slater is QTC’s Resident Lighting Designer. As has been noted in other QTC posts, The Night Alive is my ninth Conor McPherson play.   I very much enjoy working on them as his writing style and my lighting style mesh … Continue reading

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The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Joe Palka as Maurice

Joe Palka joins a stellar cast in the QTC’s The Night Alive, playing the role of Maurice. He shares with us how he continues to grow in his understanding of his character and the play. It’s become conventional wisdom among the cast … Continue reading

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The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Grant Cloyd as Kenneth

Grant Cloyd makes his QTC debut in The Night Alive as Kenneth. He shares how he approached playing “evil.” “Evil has no meaning” – so says Maurice in scene 4 of The Night Alive. In many ways, working on a character … Continue reading

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The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Chelsea Mayo plays Aimee

Chelsea Mayo was last seen at QTC in this summer’s The Lady with the Little Dog as Anna Sergeyevna. In The Night Alive, she plays Aimee. How is your role in The Night Alive different from your role in McPherson’s … Continue reading

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QTC favorite Audrey Cefaly’s THE GULF receives rave reviews at Signature Theatre

For an evening of thought provoking drama, see Quotidian Theatre Company alum and playwright Audrey Cefaly spread her wings with her latest play, The Gulf, at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Cefaly’s play portrays two lovers drifting along in a spare boat, … Continue reading

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Quotidian’s Take on THE NIGHT ALIVE

Why in the world, you might ask, would Quotidian Theatre Company choose to stage Conor McPherson’s NY-Drama-Circle-Award-Winning Play The Night Alive after its Bethesda neighbor, Round House, so successfully produced the play just one year earlier? Well, let’s go back … Continue reading

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