Category: Behind the Scene
Teaching Theatre With Video Games and Virtual Reality
By DAN STAHL
Wednesday, October 05, 2016  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 5, 2016  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
How local drama teachers use technology in their classrooms --- As an arts journalist and K-12 curriculum writer, I constantly find myself wondering how the theatre can (and should) intersect with the rest of a student's schedule. That's why I'm drawn to STEAM. STEAM is an education initiative that integrates disciplines: science, technology, engineering,...
This Musical is About the Past AND the Future
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, May 05, 2016  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 5, 2016  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Machines and humans collide in Evening – 1910 --- As technology becomes more prominent, do we humans lose our place in the world? That's a familiar question in our digital age, though it's hardly new. At the turn of the 20th century, the arrival of industrialization and automation provoked a deep anxiety about the new power of machines. Our...
Theatre by Teens for Audiences of All Ages
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, May 02, 2016  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 2, 2016  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
How Firebird Youth Theater is really taking off this season --- At 13, most adolescents are busy starting social media accounts. Not Leo Lion: He was busy starting his own theatre company. Now 16-years old, the homeschooled Renaissance man (actor, filmmaker, playwright, and artist) founded the all-teen Firebird Youth Theater in 2013 so he could...
What Does it Take to Be a Sketch Artist?
By OMAR L. GALLAGA
Thursday, December 31, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 31, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
A sketch-comedy nerd shares some of his secrets --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. For 10 years, until parenthood ruined me for comedy, I was a writer and performer in an award-winning sketch-comedy troupe in Texas: the Latino Comedy Project. We put on full-length...
The Part of the Play I Didn't Write
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, October 30, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 30, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Why writer/performer Eliza Bent improvises a key moment in her new show Toilet Fire --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. For me, the challenge of making a solo show was wanting to avoid the genre's clichés: the stories from real life, the self-reflection, the...
Taking it from the Streets
By DOSS FREEL
Wednesday, October 21, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 21, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Why designer Doss Freel used trash to create his latest set --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. The cliché of the NYC starving artist is almost as old as the city itself. But what's it really like these days for an aspiring artist in this ever-gentrifying town?...
Theatre Is Happening All Around You
By EMILY TRAVIS
Friday, September 25, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 25, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Site-specific theatre pioneer Anne Hamburger's new outdoor festival aims to turn passersby into active viewers --- In the '80s and '90s, Anne Hamburger's theatre company, En Garde Arts, produced a string of shows with boundary-pushing artists such as Charles Mee, Anne Bogart, and Tina Landau that used NYC as their stage. During that time, En Garde...
Can Classic Plays Speak to Young People?
By SANDER GUSINOW
Thursday, June 11, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 11, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
A new theatre company passionately believes they can --- Attracting young-adult audiences to the theatre has long been a challenge due to skyrocketing ticket prices and a perceived disconnect from mainstream culture. But Masterworks Theater Company hopes to change that. Founded by veteran New York City producer Eric Krebs, the troupe specializes...
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