Use this blog to:


*Communicate with the rest of the collective by posting comments, queries, observations, anecdotes, discoveries, cries for attention, and information relevant to your production work, as you will. * Share the site address with your casts and crews - post links to your packets and dossiers. * Use the RSS feeds which link to a number of sites of interest to us, and suggest new ones. * Recruit people you know who might be interested in joining the program. *

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gender Identity

Proof that gender identity is, indeed, constructed:

NYT Ask a Theater Historian

Here's an interesting Q&A session the New York Times did with Marc Robinson, who is a professor of theater studies and English at Yale University and adjunct professor of dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at the Yale School of Drama. Robinson answers various questions about American theatre -specifically what he thinks are influential plays and how he thinks European playwrights have inspired the writing of American plays.

Click on the links to read his answers and scroll down to read other questions that were posed as well.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Richard III Virtual Casebook Blog

Check out my production blog/virtual casebook/actor packet for our fast-approaching production of Richard III. Just follow this link! Read all about the context of the play, look at research images, find links to lots of Shakespeare websites and the Costume Designer's site, and keep up with developments as we move into rehearsal.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

We give her more intellectual credit than she deserves...

And thats ok with me. This smarty pants writer makes Gaga and her team seem like champions of social commentary. Dramaturgs have the power to make a production way smarter (or at least seem way smarter) than the director ever intended it to be.
Audience Manipulation: Check.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Out-Brechting Brecht

Very interesting article in the NY Times today about a modern production of Caucasian Chalk Circle which, apparently, out-Brecht's Brecht:

Just thought I'd share!