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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...
You Can March With Theatre History's Greatest Women
By MAHAYANA LANDOWNE
Thursday, June 04, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 4, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
If you're planning to be in the Theatre District next Tuesday evening, June 9, don't be surprised if you see Katharine Cornell, Mary Pickford, or Dorothy Parker sashay by. Those creative heroines and many more historic ladies will be portrayed by current artists and members of the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) in the org's third annual...
The Trouble with Violence
By QUI NGUYEN
Thursday, May 07, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 7, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
In our brand-new series, Behind the Scene, playwright Qui Nguyen shares the challenges of mounting his latest show, Six Rounds of Vengeance --- When we decided to launch Behind the Scene --- an examination of the creation of a difficult sequence as told by the playwright --- we immediately reached out to Qui Nguyen. As cofounder of the Obie Award-winning...
Gideon Irving Will Perform In Your Living Room
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, April 17, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Apr 17, 2015  •   Behind the Scene  •    3 comments Share This
In Living Here, this boundary-pushing solo artist performs not in a theatre, but in someone's living room  --- It's not every day that you get to perform for a chicken. But that's just what happened to Gideon Irving during a recent performance of his one-man show Living Here: A Map of Songs. The venue was an apartment and the chicken belonged...
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