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What's It Like to Have Tourette Syndrome?
By NED MOORE
Thursday, November 16, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 16, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
A new solo shows offers a visceral, video-enhanced experience of the condition --- Performer and playwright Gardiner Comfort has Tourette syndrome, a tic disorder that causes a range of involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. When developing his autobiographical solo show about living with the condition, he knew he wanted to do more than...
What Do You Hear When You Think of Home?
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Tuesday, October 17, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 17, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How veteran sound designer and composer Ryan Rumery approached 'The Home Place' --- What does home sound like? Late Irish dramatist Brian Friel raises that question in The Home Place, and for the play's New York premiere, Irish Repertory Theatre has enlisted Ryan Rumery to come up with an answer. This year's recipient of the Obie Award for Sustained...
Scenic Design, Take Two
By JANICE SIMPSON
Wednesday, September 20, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 20, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Mary Jane reunites an Obie-winning director with her favorite set designer --- Laura Jellinek was working as a model maker in set designer Mimi Lien's studio when she first met Anne Kauffman, a celebrated theatre director who had already staged productions for Lincoln Center Theater and New York Theatre Workshop. The artists connected and became fans...
The Design Challenge of 'Prince of Broadway'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, August 22, 2017  •   Design  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Aug 22, 2017  •   Design  •    3 comments Share This
How William Ivey Long created costumes for 17 shows simultaneously --- During his 40-year career as a theatrical costume designer, six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long has worked on dozens of shows, both on Broadway and Off. But for Manhattan Theatre Club's new musical Prince of Broadway, which celebrates the oeuvre of legendary theatre director...
How Do You Design a Dystopian Future?
By DAVID COTE
Monday, June 19, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jun 19, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
In 1984, an Orwellian universe is reimagined for the stage --- George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is so iconic, it inevitably conjures vivid images -- even for those who have never read the 1949 classic. Gray coveralls, grayer faces, grim ministry buildings, lots of English weather, and Big Brother: a mustachioed man glaring from a monitor....
A Tree (Sort Of) Grows Off-Broadway
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, May 11, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 11, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the magical set design of The Whirligig --- The script calls for an actor to climb a tree and join another character on a large branch as they peer into a friend's bedroom. They remain up there for much of the play. That was the assignment Derek McLane faced when he began designing the set for The Whirligig, the new play by Hamish Linklater...
I'm Glad My Son Fell for Stage Crew
By ROBIN GORMAN NEWMAN
Wednesday, May 03, 2017  •   Design  •    5 comments Share This
Wed May 3, 2017  •   Design  •    5 comments Share This
Though I initially pictured him in the spotlight, I'm glad he found his calling backstage --- In high school I played an Angel in Anything Goes. I vividly recall wearing my mother's retro, form-fitting, olive green, sleeveless gown with baby-pink detailing. I felt like a showgirl prancing about, strutting my stuff. Although singing was not my strength,...
Do You Really Know the Hooker With a Heart of Gold?
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Wednesday, April 26, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 26, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Axis Company rejuvenates a classic play --- You've probably seen pictures of a slum. But what would it feel like to live in one? Director Randy Sharp raises this question in her revival of Sidney Kingsley's Dead End, a 1935 hit on Broadway that later became a Humphrey Bogart picture. Originally, Sharp says, the drama felt necessary because it...
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