Friday, October 22, 2021

Theatre for One: A New Kind of Theatre Experience by Lou Baron

Theatre is coming back slowly but surely. Though a difficult medium to translate online, it has been done with numerous shows, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Theatre for One: We…

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“Tanz mit dem Tiger”: A Boundary-breaking Digital Hybrid Dance by Shiya Lu

Tanz mit dem Tiger (in English:  Dance with the Tiger) is a forty-minute hybrid dance performance directed by choreographer and artistic director Pablo Sansalvador. It was presented to a li…

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Sensation and Documentation: Jody Christopherson’s “Tussaud/Antoinette” by Yizhou Zhang

The name “Tussaud” has always been linked to sensationalism and popular culture: now synonymous with the celebrity-studded wax “museums” known from London to Bangkok to Times Square,…

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A Hyderabad Staging of Alan Ayckbourn’s Dark Comedy “Table Manners” by Milena Blue Spruce

Storyboard Productions to stage Alan Ayckbourn’s “Table Manners” on September 25 and 26. The dark comedy is a satire on the middle-class and their ideologies City-based Storyboard Prod…

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fake News and Propaganda Machines: New Theatre Production Pulls “Animal Farm” into the Now by Rhiannon Ling

In 1937, George Orwell witnessed a boy whipping a horse. This was a catalyst for his novel Animal Farm. Published in 1945, it remains a potent political satire. A story about the days and mo…

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sinking Ship Production’s “A Hunger Artist” in France by Melissa Trepa

Sinking Ship Productions, a company established in 2008 by Jonathan Levin and Josh Luxenberg has been invited to perform their award-winning play, A Hunger Artist, at the Festival M…

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Friday Essay: A World of Pain – Australian Theatre in Crisis by Rhiannon Ling

Australia’s performing arts sector has long been recognized as an ecosystem. It is a community of artists, arts organizations and institutions, all affected by factors such as education an…

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Heaven Isn’t Too Far away; It’s in Downtown Houston at TUTS’ “Rock of Ages” by Trevor Boffone

I have to confess something. I haven’t really missed theatre since the Covid-19 pandemic forced theatres to go dark in March 2020. The last time I saw professional theatre was a whirlwind …

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Met Opera Returns with History-making Debut by Terence Blanchard by Victoria Isotti

The Metropolitan Opera, which was closed after the coronavirus broke out in New York in March 2020, finally opened its curtains with an epoch-making debut – the first opera by a black comp…

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From Pygmies to Puppets: What to Do with Roald Dahl’s Enslaved Oompa-Loompas in Modern Adaptations? by Victoria Isotti

The stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has opened in Brisbane. Charlie, like all of Roald Dahl’s novels for children, celebrates courage, resilience and the creative pow…

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Towards Fairer Contractual Practices for Freelance Dramaturgs: A Conversation Facilitated by Catriona Craig by Yizhou Zhang

On 21 June 2021, the Dramaturgs Network (a volunteer arts organization by and for dramaturgs working in the United Kingdom) held an online roundtable discussion to mark the launch of the d…

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cameron Mackintosh’s All-Japanese “Oliver!” Will Have You Asking for More by Victoria Isotti

It was enough for theater fans to learn that after more than 50 years, the Tony Award-winning “Oliver!” would be returning to Tokyo. The icing on the cake (or the extra serving of soup) …

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Monday, October 11, 2021

“These Are Not My Shoes” is Powerful Social Commentary by Melissa Trepa

These Are Not My Shoes is a story about absent fathers and what happens to young men when they grow up without a father figure. It is a heart-wrenching account of the difficult life young me…

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A Play Inspired by Bharati’s Verses by Karthik Bhatt

How S.V. Sahasranamam’s stage adaptation of the poet’s Panchali Sabadham became a huge success September 11 marked the death centenary of poet Subramania Bharati (though it says Septembe…

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In Photos: Large Variety of Performances in Inaugural Eazees Int’l Women’s Theatre Festival by Ahram Online

Numerous Egyptian and international theatre plays took part in the inaugural edition of Eazees International Festival for Women’s Theatre which concluded its activities last week. The larg…

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles’s The Mirror and the Light at the Gielgud Theatre: Engaging, but Rather Low Key by Aleks Sierz

This is a labor of love. Hilary Mantel has adapted The Mirror and the Light, the third novel of her Tudor trilogy, in collaboration with actor Ben Miles, who is the Royal Shakespeare Company…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

A lady with a machine gun by Alexander Mantush

Belarusian theatre hibernated since the notorious events of 2020. The artistic quality of most of the state theatres’ performances is quite low, while most of the independent theatre compa…

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Lance Weiler on the Future of Storytelling and the Film “The Last Broadcast” by Alexander Fatouros

A connoisseur of new art forms and emergent technology, Lance Weiler is a highly sought-after storyteller and media artist practicing in film, TV, theatre, games, and code. After stunning au…

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Tang Kwong-San’s Quest to Understand Hong Kong by Christie Lee

When Tang Kwong-san and fellow Hong Kong artist Yuen Nga-chi first visited Tung Ping Chau a few months ago, they were looking for an interesting backdrop for a project they had in mind. But …

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Over 300 Applications Received to Perform in Sharm El-Sheikh Int’l Theatre Festival for Youth by Ahram Online

The management of the Sharm El-Sheikh International Theatre Festival for Youth (SITFY) revealed that it has received 302 performances from local, regional, and international troupes willing …

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

A Memory Palace on Tauris: Reprise of Gluck’s Iphégenie en Tauride at the Paris Opera by Marisa C. Hayes

Gluck’s Iphégenie en Tauride doesn’t waste any time ushering the viewer into its mystical score. From the start, a musical storm brews in the orchestra pit, bringing Euripides’s Greek…

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

“3 Sopranos, 3 Tenors” to Perform in Aspendos Opera, Ballet Fest by Anadolu Agency

The 28th iteration of the 28th Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival, which kicked off on Sept. 4 in Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, continues with exclusive performances, comp…

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Kerala-based Rangachetana Theatre Group Initiates a Unique Project to Help Artists in Need by Shilpa Nair Anand

The Thrissur-based collective has been organizing performances in the homes of artists and streaming them live on Facebook to raise funds. Drama has been the only source of income for 51-yea…

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

“The Last Trial” Musical: There Once Was a Wizard, a Servant of Night by Tanya Vasylkevych

The poets say that Love will be the world’s great redeemer, But love is rarely quite as pure as what they describe And if that’s the payment, the Gates should require The price is not th…

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Campania Teatro Festival 21: A Conversation with Ruggero Cappuccio at the Real Bosco di Capodimonte by Maria Pia Pagani

The Real Bosco di Capodimonte is more than a public park in Naples: it is a Paradise, not far from the center of the city. The visitors have the possibility to enjoy a huge, green area with…

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

“The Time of Our Singing” Opera Tackles Racial Segregation by French Press Agency (afp)

Based on an American novel detailing the country’s troubled 20th century, the new Belgian opera The Time of Our Singing evokes racial discord in the United States through the story of a mi…

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Review: “UnTuned” (Golvareh) by Trevor Abes

It’s hard to prepare for life’s high and lows when you think too highly of yourself to expect them. You will bet on yourself, but you won’t hedge the pursuit of that dream with a surer…

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“Text Me When You Arrive” is Witty, Punchy, and Hard-Hitting! by Tonderai Chiyindiko

In a normal country, plays like Text Me When You Arrive, which has just ended a short run at the Market Theatre, would not be necessary, but this is not a normal country. To have an entire…

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Family Drama Hits Close to Home for Keito Okamoto by Nobuko Tanaka

When Keito Okamoto was offered the title role in French dramatist Florian Zeller’s latest work, The Son, he felt the play was written about him. “It was completely astonishing,” he say…

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Bess Wohl’s “Camp Siegfried” at the Old Vic: Powerfully Chilling and Resonant by Aleks Sierz

Are we too obsessed with Nazism? Apart from countless television programs which revisit that grim era, as fact or as fiction, in monochrome or in color, briefly or at length, there has recen…

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Friday, September 24, 2021

A Festival that We Need: FOLDA – Festival of Live Digital Arts by Stefan Dzeparoski

As the theatre world in Canada and the US anxiously expects the final re-opening of Broadway and still lives in the uncertainty marked by Covid-19 without the clear promise of what the futur…

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