Category: Acting
Let's Play the 'Underground Railroad Game'
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 27, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Using outrageous satire to root through America's past --- If laughter is the sound of surprise, then there were many surprises the night I saw Underground Railroad Game, playing at Ars Nova through October 29. But one laugh in particular keeps bouncing around my head. In the piece -- which was created by its stars, Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard...
They Knew Gun Violence. Now They Know Hope.
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Wednesday, August 31, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 31, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play uses the real words of gun violence survivors --- How does forgiveness emerge in the aftermath of gun violence? Can it? Will it? What do we do as we wait to find out? For months now, Houses on the Moon, a socially-focused, community-committed theatre company, has been asking those very questions. They began with a series of workshops,...
WATCH: What Is Aerial Theatre?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, August 22, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 22, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) --- Check out Aerial Theatre, which we made with our friends at Only Child Aerial Theatre. --- Want more? Browse all our Theatre Dictionary videos....
I'm Glad I Died Onstage
By JB MCGEEVER
Tuesday, August 16, 2016  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Aug 16, 2016  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
What happened when a writer hit the boards instead of his keyboard --- I'm dying up here. It's my first crossover from writer to performer, and I'm about to go down hard. Beside me stands a viking named Valdor wearing a horned helmet, T-shirt, and jeans. Valdor stalks the boards between sketches, ad-libbing one-liners in a valiant attempt to...
How Do You Adjust to a New Family?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 05, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Aug 5, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Original Curious Incident cast member Enid Graham reflects on her two-year journey --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles When The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time closes on September 4, Enid Graham will have played the part of Judy about 800 times -- and that's not even including...
Same Script. Same Cast. Different Play.
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, August 04, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Aug 4, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
The Irish play Quietly finds a different voice Off Broadway --- Since it moved across the ocean, Quietly has gotten less quiet. "There's only a shadow of the silences left," says co-star Declan Conlon. "The dynamic has changed." That may sound surprising. After all, this production of Owen McCafferty's play, about a tense reunion between former...
When You're Dancing Shakespeare, Every Movement Matters
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, July 21, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 21, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How dancers create character in Christopher Wheeldon's new ballet --- He may not have been a dancer, but Shakespeare has become indispensable to the ballet. Choreographers can't resist his work, with plays like Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream constantly being reimagined for dance troupes across the world. Still, Christopher Wheeldon...
Backstage With NYMF Musicals
By ANDREW BLOCK
Wednesday, July 20, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 20, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Inside four shows in this year's New York Musical Festival --- "Now! I have my chaaaance!", croons Raúl, the young Mexican entrepreneur at the center of Children of Salt, one of 18 full productions at this summer's New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Raul could be signing for the hundreds of artists who gather each summer for an opportunity to...
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