Saturday, November 16, 2019

Measurable Impact: The Real Bottom Line for Nonprofit Arts? by Alan Harrison

The problem with Seattle's Intiman Theatre following (not for the first time) the hysterical-panic fundraising playbook first pioneered by Oral Roberts. The post Measurable Impact: The Real …

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

‘Fires in the Mirror’ Remains Theatrically Incendiary by David Finkle

An exhilarating example of the public service that theater is forever capable of providing. The post ‘Fires in the Mirror’ Remains Theatrically Incendiary appeared first on Clyde Fitch R…

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

In Dance Theater, the Future Is Indigenous — and Renewable by Shawn Lent

If colonization is what got us to this place, maybe "re-indigenization" -- in dance -- is our way forward. The post In Dance Theater, the Future Is Indigenous — and Renewable appeared firs…

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Robert O’Hara: Finding the Beauty in the Horror by Anthony Meyers

My old friend -- director of Broadway's hit "Slave Play" -- tells me why theater is the space for the complicated and the uncomfortable. The post Robert O’Hara: Finding the Beauty in the H…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again! by David Finkle

My, my -- how can I resist Harvey Fierstein in his new play, "Bella Bella"? The post Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again! appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Dear Will Arbery: About ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’ by Leonard Jacobs

The hold of conservative Christianity on the American body politic is a symptom of the crisis. The post Dear Will Arbery: About ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’ appeared first on Clyde Fit…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

How Two Mfoniso Udofia Plays Became One Night of Theater by Leonard Jacobs

"Our idea has been to let the plays shine, to let the playwright shine, and to support each other." The post How Two Mfoniso Udofia Plays Became One Night of Theater appeared first on Clyde …

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire by David Finkle

Harris' play is so scattershot that his many points, and the fireworks that generate, remain unhappily in chains. The post Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire ap…

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Transforming the Dance Experience Through Film, VR Tech by Stacie Williams

Some say dance and film -- and especially technology -- make for strange bedfellows. Not so. The post Transforming the Dance Experience Through Film, VR Tech appeared first on Clyde Fitch Re…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

How Soundpainting Came to ‘PoP Up’ in Fort Greene, Brooklyn by Leese Walker

"If we can inspire a sense of connection, wonder and whimsy in a fractured world, then I think we have done our job." The post How Soundpainting Came to ‘PoP Up’ in Fort Greene, Brooklyn…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Land Acknowledgment! (…and Building on Best Practices) by Shawn Lent

When it comes to acknowledging Native land before a performance, artists and administrators sure have room for thought and growth. The post Land Acknowledgment! (…and Building on Best Prac…

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John Lennon as Only His Half-Sister, Julia Baird, Knew Him by Lynne Taylor-Corbett

As Tolstoy said, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The Lennon-Bairds were no exception. The post John Lennon as Only His Half-Sister, Julia B…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Antarctica: The Final Frontier for Artists and Writers? by CFR Staff

An Oct. 3 live Skype from Antarctica at a Connecticut museum highlights science "on the ice" -- and art. The post Antarctica: The Final Frontier for Artists and Writers? appeared first on Cl…

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

How ‘Average’ Howard Barnes Became an Above-Average Musical by Leonard Jacobs

Composer Michael Kooman and book writer/lyricist Christopher Dimond celebrate their "average" world-premiere CD. The post How ‘Average’ Howard Barnes Became an Above-Average Musical appe…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Time for Arts Nonprofits to Prove They Inspire Change by Alan Harrison

If there's no positive impact you can measure, why hang your hat on the idea? The post Time for Arts Nonprofits to Prove They Inspire Change appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo by David Finkle

But why salt so much dialogue with, like, annoyingly contemporary expressions? The post In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

I Won’t Calm Down: Taylor Swift, Kellyanne Conway and the VMAs by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Don't tell me that I "need to calm down," Taylor. Oh, and please, Kellyanne, don't sing. The post I Won’t Calm Down: Taylor Swift, Kellyanne Conway and the VMAs appeared first on Clyde Fit…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life by David Finkle

Actors Zawe Ashton and Charlie Fox add immeasurably to the playwright's most biographical work. The post On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life appeared first on Clyde Fitc…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Is the Tragedy of Sept. 11 Intelligible to Us Yet? by Jennifer Wallace

Looking to ancient drama to comprehend the incomprehensible. The post Is the Tragedy of Sept. 11 Intelligible to Us Yet? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Making a Frame: How I Found an Augusto Boal Book in Myself by Alistair Campbell

Looking back on more than three decades creating community and drama around the world using the techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed. The post Making a Frame: How I Found an Augusto Bo…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Musical Malaise: The Twilight of the Original Score? by David Finkle

The zeitgeist doesn’t bode well for top-flight musical theater scores. Unless... The post Musical Malaise: The Twilight of the Original Score? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

‘We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!’ (Or, ‘Don’t Pay Artists!’) by Alan Harrison

If you won't pay artists -- or respect HR laws on exempt and non-exempt employees -- maybe you don't deserve our donations. The post ‘We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!’ (Or, ‘Don’t Pay…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates by Leonard Jacobs

Who has legal standing to know the results of an investigation? What about a moral imperative? The post Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates appeared first on Clyd…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Handler With Care by CFR Staff

An entrepreneurial composer returns to full-time composing. The post Handler With Care appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home by David Finkle

There must be method to playwright Halley Feiffer's current madness. The post ‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy by David Finkle

Despite predictable drawbacks, Chris Urch's theatrical indictment is an important work of art. The post ‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy appeared first on Clyde …

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Am I Still a Dancer If I Don’t Dance For a Living? by Stacie Williams

Let's reject the antiquated idea that you're either entirely in or out of the arts. The post Am I Still a Dancer If I Don’t Dance For a Living? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

For Indie Artists, Does the Daisie App Match the Hype? by Megan Burney

It's the wild, wild west (of Westeros). The post For Indie Artists, Does the Daisie App Match the Hype? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Pip with Pizzazz: Ethan Mordden Assesses Barbra Streisand by Mark Dundas Wood

Diversity, inclusion and curious sins of omission in a new book on the "greatest star." The post Pip with Pizzazz: Ethan Mordden Assesses Barbra Streisand appeared first on Clyde Fitch Repor…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears by Lynne Taylor-Corbett

With the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) under right-wing attack, Mary Kathryn Nagle sounds the alarm. The post Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears appeared first on Clyde…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How a Michael R. Jackson Musical Throws Us for a ‘Loop’ by David Finkle

An autobiographical musical about an autobiographical musical about -- well, you know. The post How a Michael R. Jackson Musical Throws Us for a ‘Loop’ appeared first on Clyde Fitch Repo…

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