Village Rep’s Keely Enright introduces Charleston & its Cast

Keely Enright, Producing Artistic Director of The Village Repertory Co.    It is hard to believe that it was April of this year when we first began talks with Evan Linder about co-premiering this new work. Let me repeat that because it is kind of eerie to me. We began making plans in April of 2015 before the fatal shooting …


Memphis: An Interview with the cast of Byhalia, Mississippi

  Jordan Nichols, Director of New Works at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, sat down with some of the cast and crew of Byhalia, Mississippi to find out their thoughts on the rehearsal process and discoveries the cast had made thus far from working on the script.


Sneak Peek Sunday: September 7th, 2014

In our very first Sneak Peek Sunday, we are going WAY back. A selection from Act I, Scene 1 from the very first public reading of Byhalia, Mississippi held in the Memphian Room at Circuit Playhouse in Memphis, TN on September 7th, 2014. Byhalia, Mississippi by Evan Linder Laurel’s mother Celeste is livid after being told to drive back home to Jackson, which …


Soundtrack Saturday #1: Mississippi Goddam by Nina Simone

Mississippi Goddam by Nina Simone On Saturdays over the next month and a half, we will be sharing songs that are playing in our rehearsal rooms as seven casts prepare for the World Premiere Conversation of Byhalia, Mississippi in seven cities. It seemed only appropriate to start with Nina. There was never any question, really. Start your Saturday off right by clicking below. …


Meet The Companies: Staged Readings

After four cities open productions of Byhalia, Mississippi on January 8th, three additional cities will be doing staged readings of the play for one night only in Los Angeles, Birmingham and Boulder LET’S MEET THEM!