Caridad Svich's The Way of Water
By Emily Anne Gibson · Apr 3, 2012 · Pittsburgh
"Caridad Svich's new play The Way of Water is about the aftermath of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its effects on human health and the environment in the US Gulf region." - The ...
Painting the Character
By Thomas Constantine Moore · Mar 30, 2012 · Pittsburgh
Strokes of brilliance.An actor approaching a new role is faced with hundreds of questions, methods, actions, obstacles, psychologies, activities, physicalities and discoveries. There's text-...
Social Drama
By Emily Anne Gibson · Mar 27, 2012 · Pittsburgh
Steelers celebration at Super Bowl XL (courtesy Wikipedia Commons)"Football is a major sport in the United States because of its dramatic enactment of social values of violence, bureaucracy, s
A Theater Education: Interview with Sarah Lavender
By Thomas Constantine Moore · Mar 23, 2012 · Pittsburgh
Sarah Lavender, unrealistically classy freshman at Western Washington University (© Evan Kubena)It's that time of year - when acceptance letters are going out and college applicants are faced
Ron Bohmer, Jeffrey Kuhn to Star in Pittsburgh Public Theater's Around the World in 80 Days
By Bethany Rickwald · Mar 21, 2012 · Pittsburgh
Ron Bohmer (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) Pittsburgh Public Theater is set to present Mark Brown's Around the World in 80 Days, April 12-May 13 at the O'Reilly
Why Dramaturgy
By Emily Anne Gibson · Mar 20, 2012 · Pittsburgh
Emily as a high school junior (© Joshua Langman)Going to a conservatory meant making a choice that hadn't been necessary at my high school. I was going to study theater, that was for sure - b
The Field Guide to Beats
By Thomas Constantine Moore · Mar 16, 2012 · Pittsburgh
"The organically occurring beat is often difficult to recognize because of its natural camouflage and subconscious automation."The "beat" is one of the most common words in the theatr
A History of Dramaturgy
By Emily Anne Gibson · Mar 13, 2012 · Pittsburgh
G. E. Lessing"In the ecology of theatre-making, dramaturgs and literary managers forge a critical link between artists and institutions, and institutions and their communities ." -- from the ...
Knowing Your Audience
"I'm the audience's representative on earth." - Michael CaineTelling a story is an action of communication - it implies both a teller and a listener. In theater, there's an audience o
The World Outside Your College
By Emily Anne Gibson · Mar 6, 2012 · Pittsburgh
American Theatre Magazine's March 2012 cover"Awareness is empowering." - Rita WilsonIt's easy to get caught up in the theater community at a university. Doing shows takes up all your time and ...

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