Tuesday, June 29, 2021

About “Outside In” by Aleks Sierz

With many theatres now reopening again, it is surely a good moment to celebrate all those venues which managed to stage live shows in the past few months — often in very stressful circumst…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 11:53PM
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Ali Al-Zaidi: A Playwright Who Lives Through His Characters by Amir Al-Azraki

Based on a recent phone interview with Al-Zaidi, the most prominent Iraqi playwright. Ali Al-Zaidi is the most celebrated playwright in contemporary Iraqi theatre. His plays have been transl…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 09:41PM
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Can the World be Saved on Stage? by Klaudia Łączyńska

In the virtual space of the 12th Between.Pomiędzy Festival of Literature and Theatre, a question is raised about the uncertain future of the non-virtual, physical world we live and breathe …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 11:24PM
Friday, June 25, 2021

From Daily to Beckett: Godot in Wuhan. Wang Chong and Peng Tao in Conversation with Tomasz Wiśniewski and Katarzyna Kręglewska. Part 2. by Tomasz Wiśniewski and Katarzyna Kręglewska

This is PART 2 of the interview. To read PART 1, click here. Wiśniewski: When I watched your adaptation of Waiting for Godot, I was struck by how mundane activities were globalized in the o…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 11:35PM

From Daily to Beckett: Godot in Wuhan. Wang Chong and Peng Tao in Conversation with Tomasz Wiśniewski and Katarzyna Kręglewska. Part 1. by Tomasz Wiśniewski and Katarzyna Kręglewska

Godot in Wuhan was a special session at the Twelfth Between.Pomiędzy Festival conducted within the framework of the Beckett seminar in Gdańsk. The University of Gdańsk Samuel Beckett Se…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 11:13PM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Happening “12” – The 12th Between.Pomiędzy Festival of Literature and Theatre, 2021 by Martin Blaszk

On a pavement alongside a busy road, a line of people march one behind the other. The person at the front holds a long blue and white striped cane at waist height, horizontal to the ground, …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 11:28PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

About “Sweatbox” and “Blis-ta” by Aleks Sierz

Although some theatres are tentatively reopening, the creative vigor of other companies is undimmed. Clean Break, which works with women in the criminal justice system, has recently released…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 10:47PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

“Harm” at The Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

After months (and months) of watching theatre on screens large, medium, small and tiny, I definitely feel great about going to see a live show again. Of course, it’s not the usual theatre …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 10:07PM

Vikrant Koul Journeys From Stage to The Digital Space by Neeraja Murthy

The Hello Mini 3 actor reveals how audience’s applause helped him overcome stage fright. Actor Vikrant Koul wants to flow through different media — films, OTT, and theatre. Currently see…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 08:32PM
Monday, June 21, 2021

“The Brooklyn Job” Stole My Heart by Megan C. McCormick

With a themed cocktail box, a program that doubled as a coloring book, and incredibly performed operatic arias tied together with a silly, lighthearted story, The Brooklyn Job (directed by S…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 11:28PM

NEMPAC Opera Project’s Juneteenth: Opera in the Key of Freedom by Katrina Holden-Buckley

After more than a year of American racial unrest since the high-profile deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the more staid, traditional, and somewhat predictable virtual concerts from…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:47AM
Sunday, June 20, 2021

Guide to the Classics: Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” a Tragicomedy for Our Times by Mark Byron

Vladimir: Well? Shall we go? Estragon: Yes, let’s go. [They do not move.] Samuel Beckett originally subtitled his 1953 play Waiting for Godot “a tragicomedy in two acts”. Vivian Mercie…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 02:24AM
Friday, June 18, 2021

Get Down: A New Way to Rise. Professionalizing Urban Dances, From Street to Stage. by Melissa Farah Salvi

With Get Down, Belgium now has its first management agency dedicated to street dancers. That is essential for the future survival of an art form every bit as authentic and culturally relevan…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 11:54PM

Theatre in the Time of Protest: “Glass Menagerie” at the Théâtre de l’Odéon by Lara Cox

History, as they say, has a habit of repeating itself. When French theatre-makers seized hold of and occupied the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris for two and half months between March and M…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:10AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

On the Basis of Sustainability: Artemisia Theatre’s “Goods” by Rhiannon Ling

“I meant to do something about it, but I didn’t.” So goes the refrain when we, as flawed human beings, are faced with politically- and emotionally charged strife: “I meant to do some…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 07:55PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Democratizing the Theatre-Making Process: “Six Characters in Search of An Author” by Lara Cox

To re-open its season after the lifting of COVID-19-related restrictions, Paris’s Théâtre de la Ville consortium is welcoming back one of its former productions: Six Characters in Search…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 10:55PM

Laughing in Darkness: Reading Różewicz Anew by David Malcolm

Tadeusz Różewicz (1921-1914) might need a few words of introduction for English-speaking readers, although he shouldn’t. Poet, dramatist, writer of film scripts, prose writer, satirist, …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:54PM
Monday, June 14, 2021

The Personal is Political: Theatre as Therapy in Madrid by Duncan Wheeler

The Spanish capital ranks amongst the European cities with the highest mortality rates for COVID-19, with deaths exceeding 2,200 per million (around 25% higher than London, and 33% more than…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 01:27AM
Sunday, June 13, 2021

About “The Elephant in the Room” by Aleks Sierz

Online performance, streamed instead of attended, has given theatre companies an immense amount of flexibility. Suddenly, the digital world offers all kinds of different freedoms. A good exa…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:23AM
Saturday, June 12, 2021

After the Pandemic: Nicola Piovani and the Reopening of the Trianon Viviani Theatre in Naples by Maria Pia Pagani

The Trianon Viviani Theatre is located in the Forcella quarter of the ancient center of Naples. It was inaugurated on November 8, 1911, with the famous comedy, Miseria e Nobiltà (Poverty an…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 10:21PM

Asian Adaptations of Shakespeare Today by Alexa Alice Joubin

During the AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) heritage month, let us explore the fascinating works by East Asian directors and actors. The AAPI month honors the living, hybrid Asia…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 01:00AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

“Najdziwniejszy Androgyn” (The Strangest Androgyne): Autism in Performance by Katarzyna Ojrzyńska

A short documentary opening the series entitled Spradyczni artyści (Sporadic Artists, dir. Małgorzata Jakubowska in collaboration with Magdalena Mucha, 2020) premiered at this year’s Bet…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 10:05PM

Between.Pomiędzy @ 12 — Ohio Impromptu @ 40 — Beckett @ 115 by S.e. Gontarski

Now in its twelfth year, the Between.Pomiędzy Festival of Literature and Theatre has made much of its international impact with extraordinary special theatrical events like legendary Polish…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 01:40AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

“Let Them Do Yeats Next!:” “AURIC” At The Brighton Fringe by Kasia Lech

AURIC (Songs from a Golden Age) at the Brighton Fringe is a unique aural journey and experience that – if not for Covid – would be ideally performed live in a church, or a cave, or any …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 05:42PM

Separate Yet Together: The Twelfth International Between.Pomiędzy Festival of Literature and Theatre by Sylwia Dobkowska

Can we be in two places at once? Can an event happen online and offline simultaneously? The current pandemic situation has taught us that we can overcome many problems. We can flourish despi…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 03:48PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Play “Demo” Recreates a Virtual Meet-up by Neeraja Murthy

The online performance depicts marriage rituals and interactions in the digital world with a touch of humor. Corporate executives Abhishek and Manya find each other on shaadipakki.com (a fic…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 03:18AM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Performing Shakespeare in the Era of COVID-19 by Alexa Alice Joubin

Although tragedy is not usually the preferred companion for hard times, Anglophone pop culture gravitated towards King Lear through memes and quotes during the global pandemic of COVID-19. O…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:58AM
Sunday, June 6, 2021

How a Polish Master, Krystian Lupa, Brought Lu Xun’s Madness to Life by Ziwen Gao

Written in 1918, Lu Xun’s A Madman’s Diary marked the advent of modern Chinese literature. Generally understood as an attack on the “cannibalistic” nature of traditional Chinese soci…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 01:05AM
Saturday, June 5, 2021

Two Productions of “The Plague” Push the Boundary of Theatre by Molly Grogan

The Hong Kong Arts Festival has simultaneously commissioned two provocative productions of Neil Bartlett’s The Plague, an adaptation of Albert Camus’ famous novella. In 2016, an unusual …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 02:52AM
Friday, June 4, 2021

The Body Tells the Story: Blessed Unrest’s “Touch” by Emily Cordes

The past year has, in many ways, turned a sharper lens towards our bodies, particularly our physical relationship to the world around us. The pandemic-fueled absence of bodily connection, an…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:47PM

Fadjr Theater Festival Stages Plays Despite COVID-19 by Niloofar Mohtadi

The 39th Fadjr International Theater Festival celebrated a wide range of performances, from staged plays and street performances to radio plays and television plays (Teletheater), over ten d…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:07AM

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