Category: Directing
Hey Wait... Is That Story Racist?
Tuesday, November 22, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 22, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The Anthropologists try to tell a story without bias --- When she agreed to be interviewed about No Man's Land, the new piece she's written and directed with The Anthropologists, Melissa Moschitto had a very specific request: "I don't feel comfortable being the only person quoted." That's in keeping with the show itself, which runs through December...
A Bittersweet 'Charity'
Friday, November 18, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 18, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director Leigh Silverman reinvented a classic musical for our complicated age --- When the all-female band starts wailing the iconic vamp to "Big Spender," murmurs of recognition erupt throughout the house. It's Sweet Charity's famous, sexy showstopper -- but within seconds it becomes clear that this version has a darkness to it. The orchestration...
With a Proudly Feminine Musical, a Director Finds Her Voice
Thursday, November 17, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 17, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Inside A Taste of Things to Come --- Sitting in the York Theatre Company's house on a recent Monday, Lorin Latarro juts her neck forward to listen intently to a rehearsal of A Taste of Things to Come . A pencil pokes out of her ponytail. She reaches back to grab it, scribbles on the script, and whispers to her associate. She never once, however, moves...
I Might Be Dying, But We Can Laugh About It
Wednesday, November 09, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 9, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The dark-then-light tone of Ultimate Beauty Bible --- Stephen Brackett believes that driving a theatre audience toward drama means taking a detour through comedy. "I tend to be drawn to work that uses humor to get to something more somber," says the director. "I find that comedy can open up an audience and give permission to go further into drama...
Finding a Fresh Take on Favorite Themes
Sunday, November 06, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Nov 6, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Davis McCallum on their latest religion-tinged, Idaho-set drama --- Before director Davis McCallum and playwright Samuel D. Hunter worked together on plays such as A Bright New Boise, The Whale, Pocatello, and The Few, the two spent time as roommates. Hunter joined a retreat with Page 73 Productions at the...
Directing One Person (Playing 19 People)
Monday, October 24, 2016  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Oct 24, 2016  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Inside Anna Deavere Smith's latest solo show --- Leonard Foglia has directed theatrical events of all scales, including an epic production of the opera Moby Dick that included a sprawling ensemble and eye-popping sets and projections. Yet the versatile director/librettist/novelist contends that the antithesis of such a production – the solo...
In Broadway's 'The Cherry Orchard,' a Surprising Use of Dance
Tuesday, October 11, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 11, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Making Chekhov a moving experience --- There's a scene in the Roundabout Theatre Company's current Broadway revival of The Cherry Orchard where partygoers stream on and off the stage, making merry and celebrating the return of Madame Ranevskaya, a Russian landowner who has fallen on hard times. But the celebration takes a dramatic turn when the...
Why Are Three Theatres Producing the Same Brecht Play This Month?
Tuesday, October 04, 2016  •   Directing  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Oct 4, 2016  •   Directing  •    2 comments Share This
A Bertolt Brecht classic speaks to this election --- The presidential election has a way of bringing drama to everyday life. With each scandal, poll, or press conference comes a new and fiery vision of the Apocalypse—probably while you're reading the news over your morning bowl of Cheerios. Small wonder, then, that Election Day can imbue...
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