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Monday, July 7, 2014

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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Survive| Thrive} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) As a scholar of Yiddish theater, I’m often asked why I do what I do. Yiddish has the false reputation of being a dying language (in fact, the number of Yiddish speakers is actually is on the rise). “Why [...]

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(Photo by Michal Daniel. Pictured: Naomi Iizuka delivering her “To The Mountaintop” remarks at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego.) I’m not somebody who gives speeches.  That’s not what I do.  What I am is a problem-solver.  As a playwright, I have to figure out how to tell the story I’m trying to tell.  As [...]

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Marion the Mad; or, Bringing the Unsayable into our Theaters

by Kimberly Jannarone July 7, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) Translating a play is unlike any other kind of translation.  The words you translate must be spoken. Further, they must be spoken in real time, by as-yet-unknown people.  To make those words speakable, the translator needs to hear [...]

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‘When we travel abroad we see our home with a clarity that we may never have been offered before’: A reflection on Simon Stephens’s journeys from and to British theatre

by Seda Ilter July 7, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) The British playwright Simon Stephens, whose Olivier award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be opening in Broadway this year (September), is the most performed contemporary British playwright in mainland Europe. Besides his [...]

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Berlin

by Natalie Schrauwen July 7, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) Perhaps all the dragons […in our lives are Princesses who are only waiting to see us Act, just once, with beauty and courage] I want to ask you something first. It is not a mystery; it’s a question [...]

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