Category: Directing
Jane Austen's Characters: Living, Breathing, Sweating
By MARISA COHEN
Thursday, February 04, 2016  •   Directing  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Feb 4, 2016  •   Directing  •    3 comments Share This
Inside Bedlam's lively take on Sense & Sensibility --- The creators and stars of Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility are well aware that Jane Austen fans, a notoriously devoted and opinionated group, are going to bring a very critical eye to their adaptation of her beloved novel. As points of comparison, there are already plenty of other interpretations...
Fighting for the Working Man's Dignity
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, January 22, 2016  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jan 22, 2016  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
How Ruben Santiago-Hudson brings epic scope to Skeleton Crew --- Pay careful attention to the first moment in Skeleton Crew: In some ways, it holds the entire story of the show. The final part of her "Detroit trilogy," Dominique Morisseau's play is set in a small factory that makes parts for automobiles. The employees are dismayed to learn the plant...
Would You Like to Be Hosed Down and Locked Up?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, January 13, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 13, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the Flea's immersive new show --- It's hard to feel privileged when you're sitting on a tarp with a cardboard box over your head, shifting uncomfortably in a cheap sweatsuit while a stranger sprays you with cold water. But then again, that's the point. As a willing volunteer in Take Care, an immersive performance at the Flea, I was repeatedly...
WATCH: What Is Environmental Theatre?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, January 06, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 6, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) --- Check out Environmental Theatre, which we made with our friends in The Assembly. --- Want more? Browse all our Theatre Dictionary videos....
How Do You Put Ghosts on Stage?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, November 18, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 18, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The Bachelors' subtle creepiness --- There are ghosts in Caroline V. McGraw's play The Bachelors. Or maybe phantasms. Or maybe poltergeists. At any rate, there's definitely something supernatural in the show, about three thirtyish ultra-bros who spend a night in their fleabag house deciding how to deal with their girlfriends, crushes, and obsessions....
LISTEN: The directors of Hamilton and Allegiance discuss their work
By THOMAS KAIL
Friday, November 06, 2015  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Nov 6, 2015  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
TDF Stages is delighted to present the latest installment of Masters of the Stage, a podcast series created by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF). This episode features directors Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and Stafford Arima (Allegiance) discussing the current state of their work and the theatre. We asked Kail to write a few sentences...
Can You Survive the Alien Cockroach Invasion?
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, November 03, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 3, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the sci-fi epic The Honeycomb Trilogy --- What scares the hell out of you? For playwright Mac Rogers, it's insects. That's why, for his three-play epic The Honeycomb Trilogy, he has nine-foot cockroaches take over the planet. "I basically designed the kind of invasion and occupation that I knew I wouldn't survive for even two days," he...
This Looks Like the End of the Patriarchy
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, November 02, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 2, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Taylor Mac's new play is a comedy to take seriously --- How's this for a revelation? Asked what he's learned from directing Taylor Mac's play Hir for the third time, Niegel Smith happily exclaims, "The show can have a ceiling!" In one sense, he's being very literal. Now at Playwrights Horizons after previous runs at Mixed Blood in Minneapolis and...
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