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Sex and Love in the Name of Science
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, March 14, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 14, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
David Cromer and Lucy Prebble grapple with side effects --- If you're creating a show about science, then how much science do you need to know? That's the question before playwright Lucy Prebble and director David Cromer, who have brought Prebble's play The Effect to the Barrow Street Theatre. A hit in London in 2012, the piece follows clinical...
On Broadway, 'Eclipsed' Conjures an Entire Nation
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, March 08, 2016  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 8, 2016  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Director Liesl Tommy on how the play has gotten richer in its latest iteration --- Never underestimate how much a space affects a play. Depending on where it's performed, a single production can have wildly different personalities, with everything from the size of the room to the shape of the floor impacting what we experience. Last year, for instance,...
WATCH: Meet Gideon Productions
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, February 23, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 23, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Gideon Productions, where sci-fi is a serious art. This film features Gideon company members Jordana Williams, Mac Rogers, Sandy Yaklin, Sean Williams, Rebecca Comtois, and Mikell Kober. This film was produced and directed by Mark Blankenship, TDF's Associate Director of Online Presence. It was shot and edited by Nicholas Guldner. Meet...
Who Could Force You to Hurt a Student?
By LYNDA PAUL
Wednesday, February 10, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 10, 2016  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new play tackles the legacy of a scandalous experiment --- In social psychologist Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments in the early 1960s, a number of Yale College students were told they would be helping researchers try out a new method of teaching. The method involved punishing a test-taker's incorrect answers with a series of electric shocks...
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. ...
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