Countless writings have recounted Burr’s healthy appetite for the fairer sex. Matthew Livingston Davis, a man who was “intimately acquainted with Colonel Burr,” “possessed his entire confidence,” and went on to compile Burr’s memoirs (which many aptly call more a defense than a diary), says–in those same memoirs–“it is truly surprising how any individual could have become so eminent as a soldier, as a statesman, and as a professional man, who devoted so much time to the other sex as was devoted by Colonel Burr.”
This “devotion” has remained a key part of our fascination with Aaron Burr. Check out The Milwaukee Journal’s fascinating (and rather cheeky) summation from 1943 of his love life–including a brief bit with the Margaret Moncrieffe of our play–after the jump. Continue reading
We ended 2012 on a high note, with the whole cast back on their second day after a week-long break for the holidays, and sketching in blocking for our last few scenes. Including a key love scene between Aaron Burr (Chris Ryan) and Margaret Moncrieffe (Jessica Renee Russell). Check out some photos after the jump. Continue reading
The IndieGoGo campaign for “Your Colonel” and the broader Aaron Burr Cycle launched yesterday. IndieGoGo, along with similar crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and RocketHub, have become ubiquitous for discovering and supporting emerging artists, so we wanted to do something a little different. Continue reading
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Righteous Festivus, whatever your cup of holiday tea may be!
Today’s Geek Out post is a little atypical — not so much a cool historic fact or snippet as a hilarious take on Your Colonel‘s central figure, Aaron Burr, from Cracked. I, for one, would love to see “Burr’s Thundercats” in action.
Welcome to our first weekend fun time, where we’ll add something fun (and probably very silly) into the news mix.
This week, check out a blooper from our upcoming IndieGoGo video of director and producer Josh Luria giving a tour of our (very unfinished) set: Sesame Street style.
This cool find comes to us from Heather Cunningham, our Martha Washington in Your Colonel. It’s an image of a salmon-colored dress worn by Martha Washington and is now a part of the Smithsonian First Ladies Exhibition. Check it out after the break. Continue reading
Thanks for checking out our first post in the “Geek Out” series! Various members of our cast and creative team will be sharing cool facts, pictures, thoughts, curses, and who-knows-what-else from our research and individual processes on “Your Colonel.”
First, here’s Israel Putnam (a hero at Bunker Hill, he’s the guy responsible for the famous “whites of their eyes” command). Continue reading
Rehearsals for the world premiere of Your Colonel began December 15, 2012. Photos from the first table read coming soon!