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Horton Foote's Way With Women
Thursday, October 06, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 6, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Primary Stages highlights his knack for rich female characters --- Horton Foote has a way with women -- or at least his women characters. Think of Kim Stanley in The Chase, Shirley Knight in The Young Man from Atlanta, Hallie Foote in Dividing the Estate, Betty Buckley in Old Friends, Estelle Parsons in The Day Emily Married or any of the actors...
Let's Play the 'Underground Railroad Game'
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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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
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...
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