Category: Directing
This Play's Set in the Future But Speaks to Today
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, October 27, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 27, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Director Lila Neugebauer stages After the Blast at Lincoln Center --- It's been a banner year for Lila Neugebauer and it's not even over yet. The rising director staged world-premiere plays by Obie winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Everybody at Signature Theatre) and Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Antipodes at Playwrights Horizons), and two shows...
How Do You Revitalize a Historic Gay Play?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 19, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 19, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-nominated director Moisés Kaufman explains why Torch Song is forever relevant --- Sometimes great theatre minds think alike. That's what happened when director Moisés Kaufman and playwright Harvey Fierstein each reached out independently to Michael Urie about playing Arnold Beckoff, an adorably neurotic Jewish drag queen looking...
Even Though You Know the Ending, You'll Still Cry
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, October 16, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 16, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Luis Alfaro rewrites Oedipus Rex for our multicultural era --- In Oedipus El Rey, Luis Alfaro's contemporary take on Sophocles's tragedy of patricide and incest currently playing at the Public Theater, the titular character is a recently released convict who finds himself in a "kingdom" of drugs, violence, and Chicano gangs in L.A. And Jocasta? Abused...
How Much Do You Know About Alaska?
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, October 13, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 13, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Ping Chong + Company's new multimedia work spotlights the 49th state --- Gary Upay'aq Beaver was raised in a remote village in Alaska called Kasigluk, population 560. It's home to the Yup'ik tribe, indigenous to the region. And yet in that remote landscape, surrounded by tundra, Beaver grew up wanting to be on stage. Unfortunately, there is no theatre...
How Do You Theatricalize Government Oppression?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 09, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 9, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Belarus Free Theatre teams up with a member of Pussy Riot for a visceral new show --- In Burning Doors, the latest politically charged play from Belarus Free Theatre about state-sponsored brutality, the cast reenacts violence with such acrobatic intensity that spectators might fret about the performers' well-being. Natalia Kaliada certainly hopes...
Taking 'Measure' of Shakespeare's Language
By DAVID COTE
Friday, October 06, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 6, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Elevator Repair Service deconstructs the Bard's problem play --- In 2013, Nicholas Hytner, the then artistic director of London's National Theatre, wrote an op-ed in which he confessed that Shakespeare perplexes him. John Collins, the artistic director of the Obie-winning experimental theatre troupe Elevator Repair Service, agrees: the Bard is ridiculously...
Shakespeare As He Likes It
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Thursday, October 05, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 5, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director John Doyle is making a classic sing --- As a theatre-maker, Tony-winning director John Doyle isn't afraid to make big changes to suit his vision, whether it's cutting songs or dialogue (Classic Stage Company's Pacific Overtures), having actors play their own instruments (Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd and Company), or minimizing the...
A Classical Approach to the Old Ultraviolence
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, September 29, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 29, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director Alexandra Spencer-Jones' love of Shakespeare led to A Clockwork Orange --- "If you walk away in love with a raping murderer, well, I've done my job," jokes Alexandra Spencer-Jones, the British adapter-director of the all-male stage incarnation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, currently playing at New World Stages. Or...
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