From sewing to sketching, focusing to carpentry, the technical work of theatre can be as creative as it is practical. The best schools know there’s no substitute for on-the-job training.
At the seminal WOW Cafe and beyond, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver have inspired generations of theatremakers with their seriously playful hybrid of vaudeville, drag, and postmodern appropriation.
The ease and speed of digital solutions for the stage is creating new possibilities—and raising new questions about how to train artists for such a rapidly evolving field.
At a space in downtown New York City, the art and technology center pushes at the edges of projection, immersion, and performance.
A busy day in the life of Chicago’s TimeLine production manager.
Episode 8 of Offscript features journalist and critic Helen Shaw, who discusses the surfeit of experimental theatre festivals that have popped up in New York City in January. Senior editor Eliza Bent talks to Shaw about what to see when you have five festivals to choose from, how to combat theatre-going fatigue, and the value of playing hooky and dressing warmly.
Quiara Alegria Hudes discusses her new trilogy of plays, “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” (a Pulitzer Prize finalist), “Water By the Spoonful” (a Pulitzer winner) and “The Happiest Song Plays Last”.
When the Polish theatre guru came to teach in Irvine in the 1980s, he turned the group into a new experiment in mystery and discipline.
With Under the Radar, Coil, PROTOTYPE, American Realness, Other Forces, January is festival season in New York City. So snap out of it.
An excerpt from the new book, “The National Theatre Story” features the feud between Laurence Oliver and Peter Brook.