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Updated on: 02/05/2017

Feb 04, 2017 12:57 am | Elinor Fuchs | United States of America, New York, Theatre and Age

Last Spring, Dementia Made It to Broadway!


Last spring, dementia made it to Broadway! Let me be clear: I am an Avant-garde type and I am wary of Broadway.  The intersection of Theater and Age is a subject of interest to me, but so far as I know, until last season, it was not of interest to Broadway. But suddenly, dementia–and not […]

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Feb 04, 2017 12:31 am | Aleks Sierz | Theatre and Politics, United Kingdom

London: Three Controversies About National Identity


This year has got off to a very slow start, with exciting new British plays being exceedingly scarce. But this does not mean that there have been no controversies: on the contrary, three disputes have been a welcome distraction from Washington news as President Trump’s first hundred days unfolds. In London, the most controversial opening […]

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Feb 03, 2017 05:00 am | Aleks Sierz | Theatre and Gender, United Kingdom, Playwriting

Remembering Sarah Kane


When Sarah Kane was still alive, it was vital to support her work — her style was so raw, so provocative and so innovative that many critics simply didn’t get it. Some even called for it to be censored. So it was important to support her, almost without question. But, when the 28-year-old playwright committed […]

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Feb 03, 2017 04:48 am | Susan Berardini | Argentina

New Leadership Brings Innovation to the Teatro 25 de Mayo


Buenos Aires is widely recognized by many as the theater capital of South America, and both the independent, state and commercial theaters there regularly offer a wealth of excellent plays and innovative stagings.  Theater enthusiasts will find top notch commercial productions at the theaters along Avenida Corrientes, in the heart of the city, and they […]

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Feb 02, 2017 04:09 am | Lauren Dubowski | Theatre and Gender, Poland, Directing

Anna Smolar Awarded the Passport Prize in Theatre


The French-Polish director Anna Smolar, born in 1980, was awarded the 2016 Polityka Passport in Theatre on January 10, 2017. One of Poland’s most prestigious honors, the Passport prizes are given annually by the popular news weekly Polityka in categories related to art, music, literature, and theatre. The magazine’s statement on Smolar’s award recognized three of her recent productions: Jewish Actors […]

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Feb 02, 2017 04:08 am | Marcina Zaccaria | United Kingdom, Directing, Musical Theatre, Theatre and Opera

“Bat Out of Hell” – The Musical Opens in Manchester. Interview With Director Jay Scheib


It’s definitely a rock-and-roll opera, with opera writ large. It very similar to working a scene from Beethoven or something like "Tristan und Isolde" or any of the Wagner operas.

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Feb 01, 2017 03:21 am | Jeff Robson | United Kingdom, Adaptation

“Peter Pan Goes Wrong” But Gets Comedy Right


Peter (Greg Tannahill) and Tinkerbell (Nancy Zamit) In "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" Photo creds Tristram Kenton

The antithesis of some of the slick, accomplished television premieres of the festive season was provided, quite deliberately, by BBC1’s early New Year’s Eve offering, Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Based on the stage show of the same name – the latest in the Mischief Theatre Company’s award-winning essays in mounting chaos – it took the […]

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Feb 01, 2017 02:11 am | Baharak Sahami | Iran

Life Is a Kitchen: A Review of the Iranian Adaptation of Arnold Wesker’s “The Kitchen”


The Kitchen, a one-hour, forty-minute play directed by Mohammad Hassan Ma’jooni, was staged in Tehran in November and December 2016. The original play was written by Arnold Wesker, the British dramatist, in 1959, presenting his socialist views and in the style of the kitchen-sink realism of the late 1950s and early 1960s. To bring the […]

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Jan 31, 2017 05:49 am | Joel Hodge | Ireland, Australia, Sydney

Who Was Mary? And How Plausible is Colm Tóibín’s Reconstruction of Her?


Colm Tóibín’s play and the Booker-nominated novella The Testament of Mary aims to “demythologise” the story of Mary (the mother of Jesus). The play has toured globally and is now having its Australian premiere at the Sydney Theatre Company with Alison Whyte in the role of Mary. Toibin’s is a moving portrait of a woman […]

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Jan 31, 2017 05:06 am | Vikram Phukan | India

Remembering Veenapani Theatre Festival Financed By Crowd-Funding


"Indian Steam" Photo creds TheHindu.com

A crowd-funding campaign that has quietly been doing the rounds of theatre circles is now gathering steam. Hosted by the Delhi-based BitGiving, an online platform run by a dedicated set of young entrepreneurs, the initiative seeks to raise funds for the month-long ‘Remembering Veenapani’ theatre festival. It will be held at Pondicherry’s Adishakti, the theatre […]

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