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From the Dramaturgy Blogs
9 hours 57 min ago
- A. Rey Pamatmat: In the lobby for a production of my play Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them I overheard a woman say, “This play would get done everywhere if the main characters weren’t Asian.” Discussing the same play, a young future theater professional asked, “Why are Kenny and Edith Filipino?” To which I replied, “Why are you white?” And in the year following my apparent need to justify putting Asian-American characters on stage, others did their best to keep Asian actors off stage by...
12 hours 32 min ago
- A season year of theatre going — over 250 shows for Drama Desk consideration as well as a substantial additional number of concerts and readings and other events addressing other interests and work obligations — has been marked by several events over the past few weeks. One involves a group of people working through a … Continue reading »
"Looking for a place to learn about the Civil War? Search info, see more Civil War photos and talk..."Posted at: CENTERSTAGE's Thaumaturgy Blog
1 day 13 hours ago
- “Looking for a place to learn about the Civil War? Search info, see more Civil War photos and talk with other Civil War buffs? CivilWarTalk.com is a forum for students and fans of the American Civil War. Our online community of Historians, Skirmishers, Re-enactors, Educators, and Enthusiasts is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information related to the War Between the States. Our goal is to become the leading resource for every researcher seeking historical information and opinions...
2 days 10 hours ago
- Note: I participate in the Creative Producers in Training program in the Office of the Arts at Emerson College . The program aims to build a cohort of creative producers through mentorship and on-the-ground experience. After many years producing still photo shoots, large scale photos, documentaries, special FX for George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic, and being generally 100% Type A, I knew my production skills would translate into the world of theater producing. I was still, however,...
CENTERSTAGE's Thaumaturgy Blog
3 days 1 hour ago
- bobbycaputo: Discovering the Fascinating Story of a Mother’s Life in 1960s Nigeria One of the voids left behind in the digital age of photography is the excitement and mystery of picking up developed prints from a roll of film. Imagine the thrill Senongo Akpemfelt when he and his family discovered a trove of slide film taken by their mother, Emily, during her work as a missionary and nurse in Nigeria during the 1960s and ’70s. “I had no idea most of this stuff was there,” Akpem...
Confessions of a Dramaturgical Rockstar Wannabe
3 days 5 hours ago
- Hello Everyone, And thus the process begins of getting myself together for all the projects of the next few months. This week, I have worked on scanning and cleaning up a version of Comedy of Errors for January. Now, Comedy is going to go on the back burner for a few weeks. I have some plays I need to read and comment on. After that, Mountaintop. More details soon. Hope all is well in the lands of you….
Anne Hamilton Dramaturgy
3 days 5 hours ago
- Here is my latest Page & Stage column from the Bucks County Women’s Journal (June/July). On Her Shoulders in New York City By Anne M. Hamilton, MFA My respected colleague Susan Jonas, the founder/ director of The Legacy Projects, is also a co-founder of 50/50 in 2020. In recent years she has made pursuing gender parity in theatre her life’s work, and her success continues to grow. Her newest endeavor is On Her Shoulders, a series of staged readings of plays by women which will...
3 days 10 hours ago
- In his eagerness to cross genres, Byrne is like a much more talented, much less irritating James Franco. Conceptual art is best left to the professionals, but rock is Byrne's beat, and Here Lies Love is a sparkling reminder of why he became a downtown icon in the first place. His name may get them in the door, but the music will make them stay.
3 days 10 hours ago
- I remember sitting in a theater history course in college and my professor telling the story of Richard and Cuthbert Burbage tearing down The Theatre with the help of The Lord Chamberlin’s Men and how they marched its timber across the River Thames to erect The Globe. I remember how inspired I was, “what a bad-ass," I thought. Two theater makers who were artists, actors, carpenters, managers, and producers, who cared so much for their art form—these two tore a building down with their bare...
Arena Stage New Play Blog
3 days 11 hours ago
- by Maria Edmundson, Directing Fellow on Other Desert Cities One of the first things I thought of when I heard about the Boston Marathon Bombing was a line from Other Desert Cities: “What if there is another attack?” That Monday was our day off, and I knew that the next day we were going to return to a very different rehearsal room than the one we had left. Other Desert Cities is a play about many things. One of the central stories is that of Henry Wyeth, a long gone son and brother...
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