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Scenesters video: Denver Center brings teen playwrights' words to life

Scenesters video: Denver Center brings teen playwrights' words to life

The first phase of the Denver Center’s first Regional Youth Playwriting Workshop and Competition culminated at the Colorado New Play Summit with professionally staged readings of the three finalists’ one-act plays. Laurain Park’s “One-Sided Fish” has since been selected for full production on June 27 at the Conservatory Theatre. This video follows the three youth playwriting finalists from rehearsal to their public readings by professional actors. Video by John Moore…. Read Article →

Rules, Rule-Breaking, and French Neoclassicism: Crash Course Theater #20

Rules, Rule-Breaking, and French Neoclassicism: Crash Course Theater #20

Everyone knows, you need a bunch of rules to make good theater. That’s what the French thought in the 17th century, anyway. The French Neoclassical revival had a BUNCH of French playwrights following a bunch of rules. Unsurprisingly, some of the most interesting plays of the era broke those rules. Today, we’ll talk about the rules, and we’ll talk about Racine (who followed them), and Corneille (who was not so… Read Article →

Lear - Canterbury Shakespeare Festival

Lear – Canterbury Shakespeare Festival

‘The weight of this sad time we must obey: Speak what we feel not what we aught to say’ – Act V, Scene III Lear, a single mother of three, slips into madness after ill treatment from her daughters. Set over one night, the play explores family, love, mental health, and the experience of the human condition. Location: St Stephen’s Church Hall Tuesday 23rd July 7.30pm Wednesday 24th July 7.30pm… Read Article →

Emerson College BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre—Class of 2019

Emerson College BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre—Class of 2019

Emerson College Class of 2019 BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre bfashowcase.emerson.edu BFA ACTING CLASS: Ben Bailey, Lauren Dobles, Jenny Griffin, Alex Hanscom, Karin Hoelzl, Mia Miller, Katherine Shaver BFA MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS: Alicia Babin, Noah Barson, Josh Bryan, Jack J. Dwyer, Emma Hausler, Timothy Malboeuf, Colin McCarthy, Luke McDonough, Megan Primavera, Garrett Russell, Sara Sargent, Michael Voegele

'Antigone': An Introduction

'Antigone': An Introduction

This film offers a brief introduction to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy from Edith Hall, before introducing the play Antigone by Sophocles. Polly Findlay speaks about her interpretation of Don Taylor’s translation of Antigone for the National Theatre’s Olivier theatre in 2012. This short film includes interviews with Christopher Eccleston, Jodie Whittaker and Michael Grady-Hall as well as excerpts of archive footage from the 2012 production. Discover more about the art… Read Article →

Shakespeare classic gets South Asian twist in new adaptation

Shakespeare classic gets South Asian twist in new adaptation

An adaptation of the Shakespeare classic ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ gives the play a South Asian twist. Put on by B.C.’s Bard on the Beach, this version is set in 1947 India at the cusp of Indian independence from the colonizing British. Organizers hope that a more inclusive theatre experience might attract different audiences. To read more: »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: Connect with CBC… Read Article →

Expressionist Theater: Crash Course Theater #38

Expressionist Theater: Crash Course Theater #38

Join us here, in the darkness. Our theater journey takes us into the heart of expressionism today, as playwrights in the late 19th and early 20th centuries explored the limits of human beings’ tolerance for a mechanized, industrial world. Spoiler alert: those playwrights didn’t think humans fared very well in the industrialized world. They EXPRESSED that concern about modernity through some pretty dark plays, with pretty dark sets, and pretty… Read Article →

Andrew Thompson - Best Writer at The Stage Debut Awards 2018

Andrew Thompson – Best Writer at The Stage Debut Awards 2018

Andrew Thompson won best writer sponsored by InterTalent Rights Group at The Stage Debut Awards 2018 in association with Access Entertainment. He was presented the award by Olivier Award-winning playwright James Graham. Andrew Thompson won for his play, In Event of Moone Disaster at Theatre503, London. The Stage Debut Awards are the only theatre awards to recognise and celebrate breakthrough actors and creatives. To find out full details about The… Read Article →

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre talks to ... Cheryl Foggo, playwright of John Ware Reimagined

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre talks to … Cheryl Foggo, playwright of John Ware Reimagined

Calgary playwright Cheryl Foggo talks to Nasra Adem about John Ware Reimagined, and her passion for history. este es el juego en el cielo soy el más eficaz en debates el baby lores 15 [Música] working sereno se nos ha venido smart hipertensión fuera blanco experiment federales tienen el descaro ground sin ser realmente display comer bien mediante widgets a mí [Música] [Música] la tensión mire así sí la diversión… Read Article →

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre talks to ...

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre talks to …

Workshop West Artistic Director, Vern Thiessen talks to Playwright Conni Massing about her new play, MATARA. hi I'm Bertie Simon artistic director of West playwrights theater and I am here with the legendary Bonnie massing ah playwrights of matara honey I don't know if you know this but I think you are now the most produced playwright in workshop earth history Wow either you or sir the one but I… Read Article →

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre talks to ... Beth Graham about PRETTY GOBLINS

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre talks to … Beth Graham about PRETTY GOBLINS

WWPT presents the World Premiere of Beth Graham’s startling new play, PRETTY GOBLINS. Beth talks about the poem, “Goblin Market” that inspired the lives of the sisters at the heart of Pretty Goblins. April 18-29 at The Backstage Theatre. Tickets here: when I read Christina Rossetti's poem the Goblin market I was moved by it it's a raw evocative violent visceral sexy poem and I took that emotion that I… Read Article →

"MADNESS, MAYHEM, and OTHER STIMULANTS… When Women Write!" - 2017 Playwrights Series (Interview)

"MADNESS, MAYHEM, and OTHER STIMULANTS… When Women Write!" – 2017 Playwrights Series (Interview)

Featured Playwrights: Linda L. Rand, Susan C. Hunter, and Rochelle Perry | AUG 26 – OCT 1, 2017 – Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm | Write Act Repertory at The Brickhouse Theatre 10950 Peach Grove St, North Hollywood, CA 91601. Write Act Repertory’s annual women’s playwrights returns in our new home spotlighting three prominent Los Angeles playwrights. Write Act Rep’s Spotlight Series provides an opportunity for Write Act Rep artists-in-residence featuring… Read Article →

Shakespeare's Stages

Shakespeare's Stages

Actor Michael Pennington discusses the direct effect on Shakespeare’s writing on the theatres he wrote for, so different from ours. A lecture by Michael Pennington, Actor and Founder of the English Shakespeare Company 6 November 2018 Leading actor and Shakespeare scholar Michael Pennington discusses the direct effect on the dramatist’s writing of the theatres he wrote for, so different from ours. From cinematic intimacy to heroic spaciousness, his plays reflect… Read Article →

DC Area Playwrights In Conversation

DC Area Playwrights In Conversation

DC-area playwrights Allyson Currin, Michael Merino, and Maurice Martin talk about their craft. Conversation in the Arlington Independent Media studio on April 13, 2013. Produced by Michael A. Shea through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media. hello I'm Michael Marino and I'm a dc-based playwright hello my name is Alison Curran and I'm a playwright and actor hello I'm Maurice Martin and I'm a playwright please join us in conversation… Read Article →