Category: Directing
Seeing War Through a Teenager's Eyes
By DIANE SNYDER
Thursday, September 06, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 6, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director Simon Reade translated Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful to the stage --- You know from the outset that the titular character of Private Peaceful dies at the end. But discovering how the 17-year-old World War I soldier came to be awaiting execution is a compelling journey. "Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want...
You've Never Seen 'Heartbreak House' Like This
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, September 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How the late Hermione Gingold inspired this new take on Shaw's antiwar comedy --- The spirit of Hermione Gingold permeates the new mounting of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House at Off-Broadway's Lion Theatre. Produced by Gingold Theatrical Group, which is named in honor of the late British character actress (the films Gigi and The Music Man;...
Eleven Collaborators, Three Playlets, One Singular Experience
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, August 30, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 30, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Theater Mitu's new show explores war and death from many angles --- How do you create a multimedia meditation on war, death and loss by artistic consensus? That's what Brooklyn-based company Theater Mitu set out to do with Remnant, the inaugural production in the troupe's new Gowanus home. Crafted out of extensive interviews and research conducted...
Creating New Opportunities for Asian-American Actors in 'Henry VI'
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, August 21, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 21, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why NAATCO is mounting Shakespeare's rarely done epic --- Mia Katigbak has wanted to stage Shakespeare's three-part history saga Henry VI ever since she saw a production at the Public Theater two decades ago. For years, the co-founder and artistic director of the National Asian American Theater Company (NAATCO) pitched the epic as a potential project...
How Do You Direct Two Musicals at Once?
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, August 17, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 17, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Andy Sandberg opens Neurosis and R.R.R.E.D. Off-Broadway --- Working on two shows simultaneously has driven Andy Sandberg to drink -- large quantities of Pepsi Max. "The actors frequently tease me because I am constantly carrying two-liter bottles in my hand," says the director, who's helming the romantic musical comedy Neurosis and the political...
Meet the Hardest Working Man in New York Theatre
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 10, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 10, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III is having a brief encore run at Theater for the New City December 3 to 5. At press time, discount tickets were available. Between acting, directing, writing and teaching, Tony nominee Austin Pendleton is always busy -- and that's how he likes it --- While most of his industry peers take a break during...
Exploring Addiction Through Immersive Theatre
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, July 16, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 16, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Trainspotting Live is giving audiences a rush Off-Broadway --- Inspired by Irvine Welsh's eponymous novel about a motley crew of young drug users wreaking havoc in '80s Edinburgh, Trainspotting Live lands stateside at Roy Arias Stages after years of touring the U.K. and beyond. Although this version blends elements from the book, Harry Gibson's...
How Are Six Performers Playing One Part?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, July 12, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 12, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the unusual process of making Mary Page Marlowe --- When Susan Pourfar was cast as the title character in Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe, which traces seven decades of an ordinary woman's life, she geared up for the role in an unusual way -- by consulting all the other Mary Page Marlowes. Pourfar is one of six actresses (plus a baby doll) portraying...
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