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items tagged with Chris Jansen

Making Fiction Out of Fact: New Ground Theatre's "Promise Ring"
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2005-11-09 00:00:00
It’s no newsflash that playwrights often find inspiration in their personal pasts, and use young leading characters as theatrical alter egos; if you want to better understand Tennessee Williams, listen to Tom’s monologues in The Glass Menagerie, or watch Edmund’s scenes in Long Day’s Journey into Night for greater insight into Eugene O’Neill.
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New Ground Gives Junior Theatre a Facelift
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2005-08-24 00:00:00

Chris Jansen, the artistic director of the New Ground Theatre, is a self-described “Junior Theatre kid,” and has the pictures to prove it. She thinks.
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New Ground’s "QED" Celebrates Feynman’s Genius
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2005-01-05 00:00:00

“What I cannot create, I do not understand.” – Richard Feynman

New Ground Theatre’s upcoming show, QED, traces the many accomplishments of physicist Dr. Richard Feynman, including his formula for quantum electrodynamics (which gives this play its title) and his participation in the development of the atomic bomb.
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New Ground Tries Something New: Romantic Comedy
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2003-11-26 00:00:00

With The Primitive opening this weekend, New Ground Theatre is doing something it’s never tried before, and director Chris Jansen is very excited. The Primitive “is a charming romantic comedy!” she said.
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Young Talent Drives New Ground Theatre's "Journey for a Reason"
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2003-06-25 00:00:00
Local playwright Chris Jansen recently caught the eye of the media with her innovative musical Journey for a Reason, which is being performed by New Ground Theatre (and directed by the author) through Sunday at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf. But credit should also be given to the young performers in Jansen’s theatrical creation; most of them are college students, and one is just starting sixth grade.
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