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The 863 (magazine article)

Thom Mesrobian Has Gone Rogue in Rogue Stage
By Donna Kelly

Thom Mesrobian practically cut his teeth on the footlights.

The son of the late Robert Mesrobian, a professor of opera who founded the Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, and Janice Mesrobian, a professional pianist, Mesrobian’s career began at 4 years old when he appeared in his father’s production of “La Boheme” at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Since then, he’s worked on all aspects of live performance, including writing four plays, two musicals, and countless sketches.

“It’s a privilege to tell stories, to see people’s eyes open either to truth in those stories or when beginners fall in love with the craft,” he says.

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PGTV (video interview)

Out and About #30
By Dion Spires

The Ledger (article)

Going rogue on stage
By Gary White

Talk about dramatic atmosphere. Thom Mesrobian once sat in the audience for a staging of “Equus,” a play in which horses figure prominently.

The production took place in an actual barn, with real horses, and audience members were graced with the aroma of equine manure throughout the performance.

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The Ledger (critic's review)

Rogue Stage: Less is More
By Donna Kelly

Last Friday, a friend and I sat spellbound in the Ridge Art Gallery and watched a poignant story unfold so close to us we could see the actors’ eyelashes.

For an hour, not one of the people in the audience at the inaugural Rogue Stage performance, Martin Dockery’s “Moonlight After Midnight,” fidgeted, coughed, or looked at a cell phone. 

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Theatre Maven (theatre blog)

Rogue Stage New Polk County Professional Theatre Performs it's First Production

by Tammy Serebrin

A new professional theatre company has come to town. Rogue Stage. Created with the mission to produce exciting stories in unique and unexpected ways that engage our community, Rogue Stage exists to produce original works, one-of-a-kind concepts, and unplugged theatrical experiences for the Polk County community.

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Orlando Sentinel (highlight)

Check 'em out...
By Matthew Palm

Down in Polk County, a new theater company based in Lakeland debuts this weekend with an Orlando Fringe Festival favorite.

Rogue Stage will open its production of “Moonlight After Midnight,” a twisty drama by Martin Dockery, with dramaturgy by Vanessa Quesnelle, that the two performed to great acclaim at the 2015 Fringe. The romantic mystery was named best show at the fest in that year’s Critics’ Choice Awards.

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The Reviews are in...

Fringe Review

By Matthew Palm

"This extremely enjoyable E-Ticket attraction is enjoyable for everyone."

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