June 2007

News of the Day: Fe, Methods 07, Everyman, Bazaar, Beckwards


Campo Santo’s Fe in the Desert has been extended at Intersection for the Arts. The Theatre Methods 07 conference will be in Bovec, Slovenia from July 30 – August 2. Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre expands. Be a part of Theatre Movement Bazaar’s new work Monster of Happiness by filling in their happiness survey. Seattle’s Backwards Ensemble […]

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How to Attract Coveted Audience Members


At ComFest in Columbus this weekend, (a gigantic festival run entirely by volunteers with 60,000 visitors a day and no corporate sponsorship) at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon, performing on the smallest of 6 outdoor stages, Hugs &amp Kisses attracted about two hundred 18-35 year olds who were all cooler, hipper, and more excited than pretty […]

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Featured Link: Improv Encyclopedia


I’m teaching an improv class to a group of middle school kids at a summer day camp for the next six weeks or so. I confess I’m a little out of practice, and I wanted to brush up on my improv games. So I went online to see if I could find out what kinds […]

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TheatreTube: Phase 7 Interacts


This is a trailer showing examples of realtime (interactive) technologies on stage (using infrared camera motion sensing, developped by Frieder Weiss). I am interested to see how this technology could be used in more traditional narrative theatre. It certainly looks amazing.

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News of the Day: Cherry Lane, Constellation, Civilians, Neos, Karamu, Dana


Cherry Lane Theatre has announced their 2007-8 season. DC’s new Constellation Theatre Company is performing Caryl Churchill’s adaptation of A Dream Play. Houston’s Unhinged Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of Fernando Dovalina’s American Homefront. The Civilians’ Gone Missing has been once again found. Y’know, it’s not just Broadway, the Neo-Futurists opened Xanadu […]

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News of the Day: Naked MacBeth, PQ, Fire Dept., Hub City


Naked MacBeth in DC. Frankenstein, “Japanese-style”, at the PQ. At War: American Playwrights Respond to Iraq, is the inaugural event of the Fire Dept’s Salon Series. San Francisco’s respected Lorraine Hansberry Theatre may be in trouble, as is the Bristol Old Vic. Son of Semele’s Corn Play is almost ready. Lafayette’s Hub City Theatre Festival […]

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Who’s Out There?


This is a first, flailing attempt at something I’ll probably try to do in a better, more formal way later. Who’s reading this? I can get only so much from Google Analytics and things like that. So, please, if you’re out there, let me know if the comments. Who are you, where are you from, […]

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News of the Day: Pigs Flying and Singing, Prince, Undergroundzero


The The Collective:Unconscious presents the Undergroundzero Festival, starting July 19. The Seattle Opera has a singing pig. Neil LaBute vs Prince? Also, pigs are flying and hell has frozen over. Kansas City’s Actors Theatre KC has put together a great set of juxtapositions for their next rep season. Broadway in Bryant Park starts July 12. […]

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National Premieres continued


Well, I think it’s my turn to respond to some comments. If you haven’t read this post below, you should do so, otherwise you’ll shortly be pretty well bewildered. Over at his own blog, Matt Freeman responded with some thoughts that mirror my own pretty damn well, especially this one: Better to work through the […]

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News of the Day: PQ, Askew, Non Nobis, Collab, ETH


Anne Minors explored the theatre/architecture link at the Prague Quadrennial. I Googled Myself runs through July 7 at Theatre Askew in NYC. “German theater to premiere London bombing play.” Theatre Non Nobis seeks individuals from the Indianapolis area transgender community to create a play for the upcoming Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival. Collaboraction’s 7th Sketchbook runs […]

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