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6 Hours, 48 Playwrights, and the Entire Bible
By KENNETH JONES
Thursday, April 17, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 17, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How dozens of writers came together to create The Mysteries --- When invited to pitch a new project to The Flea Theater following his epic staging of These Seven Sicknesses---a five-hour, 40-actor adaptation of Sophocles' seven surviving tragedies---director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar suggested something modest: Nothing less than "the entire history of...
A Little Taylor Swift, a Little Bertolt Brecht
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, April 10, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 10, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
In Less Than Rent's new show, wild comedy masks a dark American secret --- The script for John Presson and Sean Patrick Monahan's Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man! boasts the following subtitle: "Based on John Gay's The Beggar's Opera and Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, and also not really based on either of them at all." Considering...
The Deepest Scar is the One You Can't See
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 03, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 3, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
In the Broadway musical Violet, director Leigh Silverman trusts your imagination --- "Every choice I made comes from the very first choice, which was not to show the scar." So says director Leigh Silverman about her production of Violet, the 1997 musical by composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Brian Crawley that is finally making its Broadway debut...
Where Did The Realistic Joneses Come From?
By ERIC GRODE
Monday, March 31, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 31, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The unlikely start for Will Eno's latest play --- The road to Broadway can sometimes take unpredictable paths. For example, via an infamously sprawling Norwegian epic. With his fractured, probing riffs on language and fate, the playwright Will Eno has spent the last decade becoming an Off-Broadway fixture, but he's only now making his Broadway...
VIDEO: Meet the Irish Repertory Theatre
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, September 26, 2013  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 26, 2013  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
From time to time, TDF Stages will highlight exciting Off and Off-Off Broadway theatre companies with exclusive "getting to know you" videos. Today, we're featuring Irish Repertory Theatre, which has a native understanding of Irish plays and musicals. In the video, you'll hear from Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O'Reilly, the company's founders and leaders,...
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