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Archive for January, 2011

Stage Direction, Chicago Style (SDCF #64)

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Stage Direction, Chicago Style On October 18, 2010, SDCF hosted a sixty-minute discussion on Stage Direction, Chicago Style at Steppenwolf Theatre moderated by Sheldon Patinkin and featuring panelists Seth Bockley, Timothy Douglas, Gary Griffin, Kimberly Senior and Dennis Zacek. The panel discusses Chicago’s actor-based process, from actor-based companies such as Lookingglass to the exploratory rehearsal [...]

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Molly Smith (DSC #304)

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Molly Smith Artistic Director of Arena Stage. From Arena Stage’s newly opened Mead Center for American Theater, artistic director Molly Smith discusses the development and construction of the new building, which encompasses the company’s original theatres and adds a third stage, and how the plans for the venue began during her interview process by the [...]

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Compelling Stories: Playwrights 2011 (WIT #395)

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Compelling Stories: Playwrights 2011 The panel of playwrights – Kristoffer Diaz, Kate Fodor, Rajiv Joseph, Young Jean Lee and Tarell Alvin McCraney – discuss how and why they became involved in theatre; whether their writing comes from their own life experiences or that of others, or both; how their writing develops and evolves; what challenges [...]

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Prop Manager (ITW #34)

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Prop Manager Prop Manager Desiree Maurer scouts for props, as one of her many responsibilities in furnishing and filling a play’s set. At Playwrights Horizons, Maurer manages the timeline prior to rehearsals, working with a show’s designers, formulating a budget, shopping for props, ordering materials, reupholstering furniture and repurposing items. Original airdate – January 21, [...]

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To the Waterbury Board of Education

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

January 19, 2011 Waterbury Board of Education 236 Grand Street Waterbury CT 06702 To the members of the Waterbury Board of Education: Stephen Sondheim, a singular voice in the American theatre, famously wrote the lyric, “Art isn’t easy.” I am reminded of this as I read of the current debate within the Waterbury school system [...]

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