Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Interview with Ramzi Choukair on Making the Detainees’ Stories Visible on the Stage by Najwa Kondakji

Ramzi Choukair is a Syrian-French actor and theater director. After obtaining his degree at the Damascus Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts (Acting section) in 1994; he did an internship (199…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Unchartered Territory: Dancers in Isolation, the Eryc Taylor Dance Company by Clare Cioffero

In five years, in ten years, in twenty, we will remember what it felt like to live through the pandemic shutdown? Of course, we will remember the main facts: the sounds of unceasing ambulanc…

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Adishakti Theatre Arts’ Latest Musical Turns the Lens on Sexual Assault and Power Politics at the Workplace by Gowri S

Adishakti Theatre Arts’ latest musical, Bhoomi, is adapted from Sarah Joseph’s Malayalam play Bhoomirakshasam. What happens when polar opposites collide? When differing perspectives, par…

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Theatre “Production Jam” Risks Creating a Lost Generation of Young Artists, European Directors Warn by European Theater Convention Board

Leading theatre directors in Europe are warning that the pandemic shutdowns are not only threatening the long-term viability of theatres—they are also seriously risking the development of …

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The Blurred Line Between Film and Theatre: An Experience of Simon Stone’s Medea at the Time of Pandemic by Mahsa Foroughi

Simon Stone made a contemporary version of Medea by radically adapting Euripides’s Greek tragedy about the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis, who is abandoned by her husband and murders …

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Dancing the Emotions of the Professional Kitchen by Ina Doublekova

The kitchen has long been a significant trope in our civilization. This began in ancient fires and evolved to modern hot plates, which provoke questions of who we are as society, how we stay…

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The Golden Mask Festival by Emiliia Dementsova

The Russian Case: History, politics and eternal values Spring, with all of its uncertain promise, is a time of awakening. In Moscow, theatres are gradually waking from their enforced hibern…

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

“Six Men for Every Four Women”: Gender Inequalities in Theatre Programming Revealed in New Cross-Europe Study by European Theater Convention Board

Men continue to outnumber women and hold the most prestigious positions in theatre programmes, a major new study of diversity across European theatres has revealed. Gender Equality and Diver…

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What Will You Do This Summer? On An Interdisciplinary Summer Camp In Warsaw by Kasia Lech

Krzysztof Warlikowski’s Nowy Theatre in Warsaw together with Komuna/Warszawa, La Comedie de Clermont Ferrand, and Athens Epidaurus Festival has announced a call for participants in the Sec…

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Sound and Emotion: Anson Mak’s New Documentary by Elizabeth Kerr

It’s hard to categorize Anson Mak Hoi-shan. In a video call in early March, the only time the fifty-something artist, filmmaker, phonographer, musician and professor seems at a loss for wo…

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Monday, April 26, 2021

About “Mum. Can You Hear Me?” by Aleks Sierz

Over the past year we’ve become used to a variety of home theatre: recordings of live performances, streamed shows, online films. But I haven’t really explored much sonic theatre, those …

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Madsoc Theatre Reopens with “Once An Actress” by Angela Jimu

Madsoc Theatre opened their season with Stanley Mambo’s adaption of Tony Layton’s Once an Actress performed by Charity Dlodlo. The atmosphere was electric and there was palpable exciteme…

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Mark Ravenhill’s “Angela” on The Sound Stage by Aleks Sierz

Does a subjective theatre piece encourage a subjective critical response? I think it might, especially when it’s a memory play about dementia, so here goes: First I turn off the lights, th…

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Interview with James Shapiro on Adaptation of Shakespeare Plays on the Contemporary Stage by Niloofar Mohtadi

James Shapiro is a Shakespeare scholar and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of eight informative books that each have uniquely share…

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Friday, April 23, 2021

“The Other Solos, Shakespeare:” Brexit, Shakespeare, and Foreign Voices by Paula Rodríguez

Today, 23rd of April 2021, is the 405 anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In two months, on the 23rd of June, it will be five years since the Brexit’s referendum. That day my notion of b…

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

“Peter and the Wolf” – An Enchanting Classic! by Tonderai Chiyindiko

The National Children’s Theatre’s purpose-built outdoor/open-air “Imagination Theatre”, a development necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic but which has now become the perfect child…

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This Iconic Hyderabad Family Theatre Group is Taking an Online Streaming Route by Neeraja Murthy

Theatre group, Sri Venkateswara Surabhi Theatre, Hyderabad, is moving online with a month-long program Thirty days, nine plays and 180 shows — a treat awaits theatre lovers as the iconic S…

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Chinese Actress, Qi Xi, Wants More Roles for Women, by Women by Du  Xinyu

This story is part of Sixth Tone’s five-year anniversary project Changemakers. When given the chance to portray either a domestic abuse survivor or a victim of body-shaming, Qi Xi felt i…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Kennedy Center New Play Dramaturgy Intensive Adapts to Meet the Moment by Daniel Mesta

At the time of the writing of this article, the historic events of January 6th, January 20th, and beyond had not yet occurred. The following thoughts were captured in the anxious and stressf…

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Monday, April 19, 2021

A Play Adapted From Paul Zacharia’s “Ithanente Peru” Puts Nathuram Godse Under The Spotlight by Gowri S

Chennai-based theatre director Prasanna Ramaswamy’s new play, This Is My Name, is an adaptation of Paul Zacharia’s Malayalam novella Ithanente Peru that interprets Nathuram Godse as a ch…

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

“From the Fishbowl”: A Play for Scoundrels and Scamps by Michael Schweikardt

How many young-people-of-the pandemic-does it take to screw in a light bulb? Early in the digital fantasia From the Fishbowl, seven insomniacs, isolated in zoom-like boxes tiled on a scree…

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Preserving, Documenting, and Archiving Theater. An Interview with Dmitrii Rodionov, Director of the State Central Theatrical Museum in Moscow. by Vassili Schedrin

An 1890s red brick, neo-gothic mansion, situated on a busy intersection of central Moscow, houses one of the largest and richest world collections—including visual art, a library, archives…

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Creating Theatrical Ceremonies for Healing: An Interview with Gia Forakis by Victoria Isotti

Gia Forakis is the Founder and Artistic Director of GF&CO in Brooklyn, NY. Gia is also the Founder and Master Teacher of the One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™ performance technique. GF&am…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Adishakti Theatre Arts’ Latest Musical Turns The Lens On Sexual Assault And Power Politics At The Workplace by Gowri S

Adishakti Theatre Arts’ latest musical, Bhoomi, is adapted from Sarah Joseph’s Malayalam play, Bhoomirakshasam What happens when polar opposites collide? When differing perspectives, par…

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Towards a New Language of Theatre by Oliver Farry

In a year when a previously unknown virus spread like wildfire across the globe, theatre was forced to swiftly adapt to a new reality, branching out into new formats and production means. Th…

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Dr. Julisa Rowe: On Drama, Ministry and Giving Back to the Next Generation by Sakina Mirichii

Dr. Julisa Rowe is a name that many may not recognize, but should. With over 35 years of experience in Theatre and Performing Arts, the 55-year-old theatre maker shows no signs of slowing do…

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

“My Vagina Was Not Buried With Him”: A Rich Multi Genre Narrative by Tonderai Chiyindiko

My Vagina Was Not Buried With Him is celebrated and multi award-winning poet, playwright, director and producer Napo Masheane’s latest production which was recently staged at both the Jobu…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wows audiences at the National Children’s Theatre by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Roald Dahl’s much-loved classic Fantastic Mr. Fox wowed young audiences at the National Children’s Theatre in Johannesburg where it was staged in December. Given the catastrophic impact…

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sthaayi Theatre Brings Out its Latest Tamil Play “Hayavadana” in Coimbatore by Susan Joe Phillip

The Play is Directed by Thirunavakkarasu and is a Tribute to Girish Karnad and BV Karanth. “This is the time of revival of the theatre after the lockdown. It is a very important phase and …

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

How COVID-19 Is Reshaping The Performing Arts by Simon Cartledge

In Hong Kong, as elsewhere around the world, Covid-19 brought live shows to an abrupt halt. Although they are already returning as physical distancing measures are relaxed, what has become c…

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Interview with Jérôme Bel by Etcetera

Part of a generation of choreographers who rose to prominence in the mid-1990s, the French choreographer Jérôme Bel explores the relationship between choreography and popular culture, danc…

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