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. *

Monday, August 30, 2010

Author's Rights in the hypermedia age

The link below, provided by Professor Boevers, raises some interesting questions about an artistic life in the hypermedia era:

1) What are the rights of an author in a day when it is increasingly difficult to assemble anything like "privacy" or "secrecy?"

2) What is the value of the schadenfreude of being a total jerk online compared to someone else's enjoyment of discovering a piece of theatre as it was intended to be discovered?

All of this has close bearing on our work - I urge you to read and comment.

Wikipedia springs 'Mousetrap' ending - News, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kendra Chapman in the news

An article about our own Kendra Chapman in the Black4Youth publication.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jamie Green, Dramaturg - Interview

Discovered on youtube; an interview with Jamie Green, Literary Manager and Dramaturg with MCC Playwright's Coalition. What do you think?


Michael Lupu Honored

This from Goeff Proehl.

I'm happy to share this news:

At the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Guthrie Theatre’s Board of Directors, Michael Lupu, senior dramaturg at the Guthrie received the Artistic Director’s Award from Joe Dowling.

Dowling, in presenting the award, noted Lupu’s unwavering commitment to artistic excellence in a career that has spanned thirty years.

In 2006, Michael received LMDA's Lessing Award for Lifetime Career Achievement.

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Geoff Proehl, Theatre Arts, Univ. of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma, WA 98416-1084; 253-879-3101 (office); 253-761-0804 (home); 253-370-2445 (cell);

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Writing a Play is Like...

This is a really funny post on the blog of Brooklyn-based playwright Matt Freeman.

I'll add my own from my own experience: writing a play is like dissecting a frog. It's a lot of difficult, nasty work and when you're done no one cares and the frog is still dead.