Where would you mount a production of Waiting for Godot right now? How would you stage it? Why?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CFLEsUsz-cSlCmkL0wvd3O3X51wov6yO/view 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 →
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ewoz5GoY-c6NZXQF6xvCyvWQ7cR5z_M6/view 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →