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(Bread and Puppet Theatre – Photographed by Walter S. Wantman, Scanned and photoshopped by Samuel Wantman [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) Contemporary Eco Theatre is dynamic, integrated, and necessary. As a holistic approach to performance, most companies and artists involved in the movement are not satisfied with merely raising awareness of ecological [...]

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(Photo by Beatriz Schiller: Christen Clifford (Tess, in box), Abbas Noori Abbood (Abdul), George Bartenieff (Handel)–Handel’s loft Soho) In the late winter of 2010, while I was researching and writing additional scenes for “Another Life” (which had been published in the Kenyon Review as a one-act that fall) I sat in the public meeting hall [...]

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Pipe dream? I’m asking you.

by Kathy Janich April 9, 2013 Financial Adaptation

(This post is part of the National Conference blog salon focused on Financial Adaptation. Want to write your own post? Email Gus Schulenburg.) I wonder. I wonder how many of us in the nonprofit theater world woke up today and went to work to practice our craft — be it designer, director, dramaturg or actor [...]

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NOC Teaching Artists Weigh In

by Northlight Theatre March 1, 2011 In the Trenches
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(This post was originally posted on Think It, Do It, Blog It as part of  The MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program. We’re cross-posting on the Circle to better highlight the work of our grantees.) By Devon de Mayo at Northlight Theatre Here are two reflections from our teaching artists, Kristyn Hegner and Josh Lesser, leading the way at Fairview’s [...]

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In The Trenches: Sarah Cameron Sunde

by Tara Bracco September 9, 2010 In the Trenches

As September begins, college students across the country are returning to their classes. But for those who recently graduated with degrees in theatre, many are wondering, “How do I begin my career?” To help answer this daunting question, TCG talks with theatre director Sarah Cameron Sunde to learn how she got her start. Ten years [...]

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In the Trenches: Actress and Writer Anna Khaja

by Lauren Rosenfield August 19, 2010 In the Trenches
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Among the trends worth noting in this year’s NY Fringe Festival, there’s an interesting coincidence: three solo plays by Pakistani women. In an industry where female playwrights and solo artists are hard to come by, and where Pakistani performers and stories are even fewer and far between, the appearance of these women at the festival [...]

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In the Trenches: Actor and Writer Dan Hoyle

by Lauren Rosenfield August 11, 2010 In the Trenches
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In 2007, I stumbled upon a one-man show at The Marsh, a small theatre in San Francisco. What I experienced in the next 90 minutes was a feat of theatre: Dan Hoyle, a San Francisco actor and writer, magically transformed himself into a dizzying number of characters all while humorously and accurately telling the story [...]

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In the Trenches: Playwright Catherine Filloux

by Tara Bracco July 12, 2010 In the Trenches
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Last April, I was on a panel titled Theatre for Social Transformation presented by Amnesty International’s Human Rights Art Festival.  One of my fellow panelists was the award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux, whose plays include Eyes of the Heart, Lemkin’s House, The Beauty Inside, and Silence of God. Over the last 20 years, Filloux has written [...]

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In the Trenches: Devon Smith

by August Schulenburg July 6, 2010 In the Trenches
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If you identify as both a theatre and social media person, chances are you’ve heard of Devon Smith. Though she’s only just graduated, Devon’s already made a name for herself through deeply researched yet breezily accessible studies on social media use by theatres; including reports on hashtags, Foursquare, and of course, her brilliant presentation at [...]

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Stars Align with Stage Work

by Rob Weinert-Kendt June 30, 2010 Critics & Reviews
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There’s been a lot of talk since the Tony Awards broadcast, with its Glee production numbers, its Green Day performance, and its high celebrity quotient, that Broadway stages have been invaded by interlopers. Actor Hunter Foster has even started a Facebook group, “Give the Tonys Back to Broadway,” which has garnered nearly 9,000 members fired [...]

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An Interview with Donald Margulies

by Kate Walat June 9, 2010 In the Trenches
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[pictured - Donald Margulies with TCG's Kate Walat] TONY TIME Donald Margulies’ “absorbingly intelligent” (Los Angeles Times) play TIME STANDS STILL, available now from TCG Books, has received two Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Play. As Tony night, June 13, fast approaches, Donald shared some thoughts on his play, which will re-open on [...]

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In the Trenches: Meet Reader Rik Deskin

by Rob Weinert-Kendt June 3, 2010 In the Trenches
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Today we’ve decided to turn the tables a bit and focus on one of our faithful Facebook, Twitter and blog followers. The TCG Circle proudly introduces -> Rik Deskin Rik Deskin wasn’t born in Seattle, but there’s no question that the Emerald City is his hometown now. An actor from Ohio, raised mostly in Northern [...]

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The Perils and Opportunities of Theatre Regime Change

by Paul Hodgins May 18, 2010 In the Trenches
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How Should SCR Choose a New Leader? By Paul Hodgins THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER [pictured:  Martin Benson, left, and David Emmes founded South Coast Repertory in 1964 and have shared its leadership since then.] It’s been almost 50 years since a couple of young guys with a station wagon and a dream set out to [...]

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In the Trenches: William Yellow Robe

by Rob Weinert-Kendt May 13, 2010 In the Trenches
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*Update (05/17/2010)  — Click HERE for a wonderful article on Mr. Yellow Robe from American Theatre magazine in 2005. The Story Is His Audience Those who follow American Theatre’s Facebook page (and if you don’t already, what are you waiting for?) may have noticed that one of the most lively and persistent commenters is Bill [...]

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In The Trenches with Maria Goyanes

by Jason Tseng May 11, 2010 In the Trenches
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Up close and personal with Maria Goyanes, the director of special projects at the Public Theater in New York City. [Click through to full story for video...]

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