Author Debra Levine

Week 11 prompt. Due Monday evening April 22nd @ 8pm.

Where would you mount a production of Waiting for Godot right now?  How would you stage it? Why?

Elle Shaheen in Becky Shaw I’ve often struggled with the idea of realism in theater, more specifically writing a piece of realism. To clarify, I do not struggle with the idea of portraying something “real,” but it’s the oxymoronic idea of theatrical realism that… Continue Reading →

Devonne Pitts in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

The scene we chose to reenact was from Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” The first reason we chose this play was because it was easily accessible (I had a copy of the play in my room). We also… Continue Reading →

Chloe Saracco in Hot L Baltimore I chose this play, “The Hot L Baltimore,” by Lanford Wilson because Wilson does a stunning job of creating a vignette of the everyday. This play centers around a run down hotel and it’s inhabitants which mostly consist of… Continue Reading →

Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto and Rachel Share-Sapolsky in Stop Kiss

APRIL 1, 2019AMANDASGP1 COMMENT I chose to do these scenes from Stop Kiss with Rachel because I saw this play my junior year of high school and it stuck with me. The awkward flirting and the insecurities on full display… Continue Reading →

Allie Jaffay in Proof

I chose David Auburn’s Proof as my realistic play because as realist plays do, it shows everyday people in an everyday setting with everyday problems. Catherine has to deal with her father’s death, his excited and persistent student Hal, her more successful… Continue Reading →

Week 9 prompt. Due Monday evening April 15th @ 8pm.

In “Enactments of Power,” N’gugi Wa Thiong’o writes: “The state has its arenas of performance; so has the artist. While the state performs power, the power of the artist is solely in performance. Both the state and the artist may… Continue Reading →

Week 8 prompt. Due Monday evening April 8th @ 8pm.

How do we write about dance?  In Deborah Jowitt’s article in Ann Dills and Ann Cooper Albright’s book Moving Histories/Dancing Cultures, she asks how one can write “beyond description: writing beneath the surface.” You can’t reduce dance to a synopsis… Continue Reading →

Bathsheva Dance Company: Saturday April 6th at 8:00 pm

Week 7 prompt. Due Monday evening April 1st @ 8pm.

Perform a short scene on video taken from a realistic play.  Be careful to choose a play where realism is not just the default genre of theatre — but actually contributes in some manner to the themes of the play. … Continue Reading →

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