Category: Directing
Why Are Two Casts Performing One Show Simultaneously?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Friday, September 21, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 21, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new bilingual production at Playwrights Horizons is performed in English and American Sign Language --- Craig Lucas' new play I Was Most Alive with You at Playwrights Horizons is about a family coping with a series of calamities that recall the biblical story of Job. But ask Sabrina Dennison to describe the show and she declares it's "complicated."...
Can 'Antigone' Help Communities Heal?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Monday, September 10, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 10, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Antigone in Ferguson is playing an encore run at Brooklyn's Church of St Ann and the Holy Trinity from May 8 to July 13, 2019. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors and choirs. Tickets are free but your must RSVP online. Why Sophocles' play speaks to the Black Lives Matter movement   --- When Antigone in Ferguson opens this...
Seeing War Through a Teenager's Eyes
By DIANE SNYDER
Thursday, September 06, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 6, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director Simon Reade translated Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful to the stage --- You know from the outset that the titular character of Private Peaceful dies at the end. But discovering how the 17-year-old World War I soldier came to be awaiting execution is a compelling journey. "Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want...
You've Never Seen 'Heartbreak House' Like This
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, September 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How the late Hermione Gingold inspired this new take on Shaw's antiwar comedy --- The spirit of Hermione Gingold permeates the new mounting of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House at Off-Broadway's Lion Theatre. Produced by Gingold Theatrical Group, which is named in honor of the late British character actress (the films Gigi and The Music Man;...
Eleven Collaborators, Three Playlets, One Singular Experience
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, August 30, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 30, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Theater Mitu's new show explores war and death from many angles --- How do you create a multimedia meditation on war, death and loss by artistic consensus? That's what Brooklyn-based company Theater Mitu set out to do with Remnant, the inaugural production in the troupe's new Gowanus home. Crafted out of extensive interviews and research conducted...
Creating New Opportunities for Asian-American Actors in 'Henry VI'
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, August 21, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 21, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why NAATCO is mounting Shakespeare's rarely done epic --- Mia Katigbak has wanted to stage Shakespeare's three-part history saga Henry VI ever since she saw a production at the Public Theater two decades ago. For years, the co-founder and artistic director of the National Asian American Theater Company (NAATCO) pitched the epic as a potential project...
How Do You Direct Two Musicals at Once?
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, August 17, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 17, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Andy Sandberg opens Neurosis and R.R.R.E.D. Off-Broadway --- Working on two shows simultaneously has driven Andy Sandberg to drink -- large quantities of Pepsi Max. "The actors frequently tease me because I am constantly carrying two-liter bottles in my hand," says the director, who's helming the romantic musical comedy Neurosis and the political...
Meet the Hardest Working Man in New York Theatre
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 10, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 10, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III is having a brief encore run at Theater for the New City December 3 to 5. At press time, discount tickets were available. Between acting, directing, writing and teaching, Tony nominee Austin Pendleton is always busy -- and that's how he likes it --- While most of his industry peers take a break during...
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