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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Theatre History Podcast #57: Dr. Claudia Orenstein on the Evolving Art of Tolpavakoothu by (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Dr. Claudia Orenstein of Hunter College introduces us to the art of tolpavakoothu, a shadow puppet tradition from Kerala, in southern India.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Baldwin’s Back in France: An Interview with Elise Vigier by (jdstokely)

By Amelia Parenteau, Elise Vigier. An interview with Elise Vigier who adapted James Baldwin’s 1979 novel, Just Above My Head at the Maison des Arts de Creteil near Paris.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Feast of Crispian: Shakespeare with Veterans by (jdstokely)

By Paul Gagliardi. An interview with Nancy Smith-Watson of Feast of Crispian and Tim Schleis, an army veteran and one of FOC’s actors.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Conscious Casting and Letting Playwrights Lead by (jdstokely)

By David Valdes Greenwood. Playwright David Valdes Greenwood discusses the importance of writing more diverse and intersectional characters, and reflects on the conundrum of “color conscio…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Building Worlds and Breaking Meaning in Enda Walsh’s Work by (jdstokely)

By Jen Gushue. Jen Gushue reflects on the visceral work of Irish playwright Enda Walsh.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Pop Theatre: Revitalizing and Reimagining a Dying Artform by (jdstokely)

By Zach Donovan. Zach Donovan addresses the shortcomings of nonprofit theatre, the glut of self production, and considers Pop Theatre as an alternative theatrical vehicle.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Why “Diversity is Encouraged” Is Not Enough by (jdstokely)

By Matt DiCintio. For nearly two decades, I’ve evaluated scripts submitted to festivals and contests, grantmakers and literary offices. I’ve read for major regional theatres with the goa…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Resurgence in America’s Roots Region by (jdstokely)

By Alex Ates. Alex Ates looks at how the Free Southern Theater established a model of artmaking and activism in the South in the '60s and considers how the New South is primed for another ge…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hastened by Technology, Hindered by Public Attitudes by (jdstokely)

By Jonathan Mandell. Jonathan Mandell reports on the accessibility panel at BroadwayCon, which explained the forthcoming changes aiming toward a future theatre seamlessly accessible for ever…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Theatre History Podcast #56: How to Succeed in (Early Modern Show) Business: Dr. David Nicol’s Philip Henslowe Blog by (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Dr. David Nicol talks about his project to turn early modern theatre manager Philip Henslowe's "diary" into a daily blog.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Notes to the Note-Givers; or, Embracing the Paradox by (jdstokely)

By Catherine Trieschmann. Playwright Catherine Trieschmann lists useful suggestions for giving feedback on new play analysis.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Grassroots Theatre Training in the Eastern Kentucky Coalfields by (jdstokely)

By Bob Martin. Bob Martin talks about Hurricane Gap Community Theater Institute in Kentucky, and how they're supporting an Appalachian grassroots theatre movement.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Do Words Matter on Stage? by (jdstokely)

By Jonathan Mandell. Jonathan Mandell looks at six theatre pieces in January that used words in unorthodox ways—as gibberish, or out-of-sync with the action; some didn’t use words at all.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How to be an Active Artist: Reflections on Emerson’s Teach-In On Race by (jdstokely)

By Mary Frances Noser. Emerson College student Mary Frances Noser reflects on a campus-wide teach-in about race.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sheila Puts Women Center Stage by (jdstokely)

By Carey Purcell. Can friendships survive a separation in time, values, and life choices? Carey Purcell looks at the quiet questioning of the role of women in Sheila by The Associates.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fantômas: Revenge of the Image and the Wuzhen Theatre Festival by (jdstokely)

By Travis Preston. Artistic Director Travis Preston on the cross-cultural collaboration of bringing Fantômas: Revenge of the Image from CalArts to the Wuzhen Theatre Festival.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Theatre and Resistance: Ten Things YOU Can Do by (jdstokely)

By Jonathan Mandell. Jonathan Mandell reports on the Martin Segal Theatre Center's 2018 Theatre and Resistance Symposium, and lists ten things theatre community can do right now to make a ch…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Theatre History Podcast #55: Examining the Controversial History of the “Mummers Wench” with Dr. Christian DuComb by (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Dr. Christian DuComb of Colgate University joins us to talk about Philadelphia's Mummers Parade and how the figure of the "Mummers wench" has its roots in the history of b…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Autistic Actors, “Autistic Archetypes,” and Acting, in General by (jdstokely)

By Sam Ethan Rubin. Sam Ethan Rubin writes about being an actor on the autism spectrum.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Off the Rails: Look at Shakespeare, See a Native Play by (jdstokely)

By Bethany Hughes. Off the Rails , which was produced at OSF in October, shows how Native plays can include depictions or descriptions of Native history as an element of lived experience, no…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Art is Essential to Democracy by (jdstokely)

By Tanya Selvaratnam. Tanya Selvaratnam,a co-founder of The Federation—a coalition of artists and activists—discusses their Art Action Day on 20 January 2018.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Theatre History Podcast #54: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart: Tracy Heather Strain Shows Us a Different Side of Lorraine Hansberry by (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain talks about her new documentary Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart , which explores the life and work of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Networks and New Works: NNPN Turns Twenty by (jdstokely)

By Nan Barnett. On the twentieth anniversary of its founding, Nan Barnett reflects on the National New Play Network’s growth, and discusses the organization’s impact.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

A Play About a Neighborhood: Community and New Play Development in The Duchess of Stringtown by (jdstokely)

By Jordan Schwartz. Jordan Schwartz, director of literary programs and outreach at Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, discusses a project that originated at the Indiana Women’s Prison and cu…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

“These are not natural events”: Ariel’s Technodramaturgy in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest by (jdstokely)

By Anchuli Felicia King. Anchuli Felicia King explores use of motion capture and the construction of an embodied and artificial Ariel in the RSC’s version of The Tempest .

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Theatre History Podcast #53: Rediscovering Sheridan’s Smash Hit Pizarro with Dr. Selena Couture & Dr. Alex Dick by (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Dr. Selena Couture and Dr. Alexander Dick discuss their new Broadview edition of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's landmark 1799 melodrama Pizarro

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Seven Years in: HowlRound Theatre Commons Evolves by (jdstokely)

By David Dower, Jamie Gahlon, Vijay Mathew, Ramona Ostrowski, JD Stokely, Abigail Vega. HowlRound staff announce their new mission, vision, and values, and discuss how these changes will aff…

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Interview with Werewere Liking of the Theatre Company Village Ki-Yi Mbock by (jdstokely)

By Amelia Parenteau, Werewere Liking. An Interview with Werewere Liking founder of the Theatre Company Village Ki-Yi Mbock in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

the​ ​Parasite​:​ ​An​ ​Alternate​ ​Reality​ ​Game​ ​for​ ​Orientation by (jdstokely)

By Heidi Coleman, Patrick Jagoda. For Orientation at the UChicago 2017, an alternate reality game was created by faculty, designers, and students that engaged social media, virtual reality a…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

A Room in India: If All Theatres were Demolished, Would Anybody Care? by (jdstokely)

By Jonathan Mandell. This month Jonathan Mandell looks at A Room in India by French company Théâtre du Soleil, which considers the question ‘If all theatres were demolished tomorrow, wou…

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Addressing Environmental Topics in Theatre by Using Greenturgy by (jdstokely)

By Holly L. Derr. Holly Derr interrogates greenturgy at OSF and how stories can be used to reconnect people to their physical world.

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