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For the Whim in the News

Thanks to The Daily Journal for helping us publicize our premiere production! See the complete coverage and photos right here.

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Introducing our Cast!

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce our cast to you! Our premiere production (All in the Timing) will feature the hilarious comedic talents of Jim Dennis, Carey Walden, Meghan Moses, Andrew Jarema, Joe Dugan, and Bobbi Kukal. Collectively they’ve performed throughout the region, earning award nominations and wins throughout the region and the state.…

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Six Things to Know About Community Theater

Kathy Landers My involvement with community theater began when I was 7 and saw my second-grade teacher moonlighting as a perky teenager in Bye Bye Birdie at our local not-for-profit playhouse. At that moment, despite a total and complete lack of talent (well, not complete . . . I’m a beast on the kazoo), I…

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All in the Timing

Laughs! Romance! Wordplay! For its first staged show, For the Whim Productions (FTW) presents David Ives’ hilarious and offbeat collection of comedic one acts, All in the Timing. Performances will be April 25-28 at Appel Farm Arts & Music Center in Elmer, NJ. Tickets available here: http://www.forthewhimtickets.com All in the Timing is a collection of one-act comedies by American…

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The Expectation of Community Theatres to Produce Professional Work

Back in the day, as we say, theatre was produced in New York, tested in out of town tryouts, then taken to a theatre along the great white way for hopefully a long popular run.  Later, if lucky, there might be a tour of a show to limited big cities. This limited reach of live…

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FTW First Venue Announcement

For the Whim Productions (FTW) is thrilled to announce that the Clare Rostan Appel Theatre at Appel Farm Arts & Music Center of Elmer, NJ will be the venue for FTW’s first staged production. Be on the lookout for more details regarding our first show! Appel Farm Arts & Music Center began as a private summer…

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Introducing our Artistic Director: Heidi Dugan

Heidi Dugan, Artistic Director Heidi Dugan has her BA in Communication Arts: Video Production from Allegheny College as well as her MA in English Literature from Rutgers University. She has over twenty years experience working on and around the stage, including production management, stage management, performance, and directing. She brings a strong technical background and…

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Why Community Theatre is So Important

Lionheart Theatre of Norcross, Georgia explains some significant benefits of community theatre. Some claim that the theatre and the art of performance is dying, but we couldn’t disagree more. There are many ways in which community theatre is important, ranging from furthering education to self-expression, introducing change and so much more. Even in the 21st…

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Press Release: Announcing For the Whim Productions

Artistic Director, Heidi Dugan is pleased to announce the formation of a new creative endeavor, For the Whim Productions (FTW). For the Whim has a mission to create theatrical productions that make its audiences laugh, cry, and think. To do this, FTW has established a collaborative culture of like-minded artists, so that together they can…

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