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By Andy Propst on Jun 28, 2009 | In Select Blogs
Everything I Know I Learned from Musicals
The Norman Conquests - Table Manners
I finally got a chance to see at least one of the three plays that comprise The Norman Conquests. Last night I caught Table Manners, and based on that experience, I'm really hoping to see Living Together and Round and Round the Garden as well. I get the feeling that part of the fun of this comic trilogy is seeing the connections among the three. All of the plays feature the same...
The Fortress of Jason Grote
PLAN YOUR STAYCATION!
Stuck in NYC in August? You don't need to pack your bags or rent a car to feel like you've gotten away. Travel beyond your wildest dreams with FringeNYC - "New York's Best Staycation". Here are some ideas for you:
NEA New Play Development
This post at 99 Seats, which I just stumbled on, resonates in many different ways with the place I find myself these days in the continuing "positive inquiry into the field" that is the basis of this program and blog. 99 starts by expressing concern over the relative lack of ...
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In the Heights Launches a Scholarship Competition
This Good News Item is from the world of Broadway:
Censorship in Malta
At the risk of being boring, and as I write this I’m watching Pirate Dog trying unconvincingly to stifle a yawn, I find myself drawn back to the case of Unifaun’s censored production of Anthony Neilson’s Stitching, when I’m sure it would be more fun to write about the death of Michael Jackson, genius dancer but creepy white guy. ...
Stars of Vaudeville #25: Mae Irwin
Mae Irwin spent her career alternating between the legit theatre and vaudeville, but her most lasting legacy is the fact that she is one of the first vaudevillians (make that one of the first people) preserved on celluloid, in the 1895 flicker The Kiss. The film captured her for a brief ...
By Andy Propst on Jun 27, 2009 | In Select Blogs
The meaure of this man after a couple of brutal weeks of community arts mess
After the last couple of weeks there are a lot of FUCs in our community (see My life literally turning into an absurdist play for a definition of...
What I’ve Been Doing
So I just spent a week at the Airlie Conference Center as part of HERE Arts Center’s “innovation team.” It was very intense and very productive – I gained a lot of knowledge and I think we made some amazing progress as a team. For discretion’s sake, ...
It's an almost impossible task to theatrically represent the dangers of Internet life in a way that does not diminish either them, or the play itself. Using a tabbed, ADD-riddled narrative leaves us with nothing to connect ...
Marathon 2009: Series B
It's not entirely clear who Ensemble Studio Theatre is hustling, but if you saw Marathon 2009: Series A and weren't impressed, that's because they saved the best for Series B. ...
A werewolf, pirate, clown, skeleton, and fairy princess walk into a Dunkin' Donuts. (Well, two of them are in wheelchairs, and one's on crutches). Not only have you not heard this one before, but it quickly ....
Ed Martin: Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett: How They Changed Television
...I saw Fawcett in the 1985 Off-Broadway production of Extremities in which she played a woman who captured and tormented a man who attacked her. She was galvanizing and received a standing ovation at the end of the show. (This was many years before New York theater ...
The Rob Kozlowski Chicago Theater and Vintage Film Medicine Show
Four years ago, I co-wrote and directed a sketch show at Second City Donny's Skybox called Personal Disasters. One of the performers with whom it was a privilege to work was Noel Williams, whose portrayal of both a nauseous...