Category: Behind the Scene
Broadway Shows Suspended Through June 7
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 08, 2020  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 8, 2020  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Today The Broadway League officially announced that all Broadway shows are suspended through June 7 (the original date of the indefinitely postponed Tony Awards, to make matters even sadder). While many other major cultural institutions—including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera and multiple Off-Broadway theatres—canceled their spring...
How Inviting Kids to 'Show Up' Changed My Life
By PETER MICHAEL MARINO
Tuesday, January 28, 2020  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 28, 2020  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
I had no idea a theatrical experiment would turn into one of the most rewarding experiences of my career --- Three years ago I had this notion to show up at a theatre and create a show on the spot. Well, more accurately, I thought Show Up was a great title for a show. It literally told people what to do. That title and the idea of showing up...
What I Learned From Committing Cultural Appropriation
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, April 05, 2018  •   Behind the Scene  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Apr 5, 2018  •   Behind the Scene  •    3 comments Share This
Performer and playwright Eliza Bent shares the backstory of her new solo show --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. Last summer I was at a dinner party recounting one of my tried-and-true tales. It's about a home movie I made at age 11 in which I portrayed Queen Liliuokalani,...
Just Say Yes, Onstage and Off
By DREW PISARRA
Monday, April 10, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 10, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
How an improv class improved my existence  --- Improv changed my life. Strong words, to be sure, but I'm serious here. I can think of few landmark events as profoundly impactful for me as studying improvisational comedy a decade ago. I didn't go eagerly; I wasn't searching for a hobby or a meet-up group. I was simply a journeyman journalist who'd...
Finding the Comedy in His Drug Addiction
By EMILY OWENS & HOLLIS JAMES
Wednesday, March 15, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 15, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
A performer (and his wife) put his sordid past onstage --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. When writer/comedian/DJ Hollis James sat down to pen his first play, he had no idea how it would turn out or if it would even see the spotlight of day. But when he showed...
We're Married and Making Plays Together, So Who Does the Dishes?
By AYUN HALLIDAY & GREG KOTIS
Tuesday, February 21, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Feb 21, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    1 comment Share This
Two artistic spouses -- one of whom has two Tonys -- on their latest stage collaboration --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. Usually when we run artist interviews at TDF Stages, we conduct the conversation. However, when Ayun Halliday (experimental dramatist, indie...
That Time I Performed as a Singing Rat
By REVEREND JEN MILLER
Thursday, January 05, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 5, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
An underground artist remembers when she tried to conquer Broadway --- I haven't been to many Broadway musicals. Most of my theatregoing experience involves attending off-off-off-Broadway shows, or mounting my own bizarre indie performances like my open mic, Reverend Jen's Anti-Slam, which has been running for over 20 years. At the Anti-Slam, anything...
Why on Earth Is Blessed Unrest Staging 'A Christmas Carol'?
By MATT OPATRNY and JESSICA BURR
Thursday, December 15, 2016  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 15, 2016  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
How experimental artists fell for Scrooge --- It might seem like my experimental physical theatre ensemble would never do A Christmas Carol. Blessed Unrest actors playing Scrooge, Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and funny ghosts? No way. We do devised theatre based on dark mythology, Russian plays where the protagonists kill themselves, and movement pieces where...
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