Day: March 14, 2018

Ellen Stewart Award Winner Announced: Zoukak Theatre From Lebanon

The Zoukak Theatre in Lebanon has received the 2nd Annual Ellen Stewart International Award for Theatre Artists and Companies Doing Socially Engaged Work with Youth. You can find an interview with the Zoukak Co-Founder, Maya Zbib here. You can read more about the Zoukak’s theatre work here. ELLEN STEWART INTERNATIONAL AWARD The Ellen Stewart Internation Award, named for La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, celebrates her remarkable lifetime achievements in the theatre and her dedication to creating, “A world theatre which embraces all traditions and cultural identities.”  Through the theatre, countless younger people were inspired by Ellen Stewart as artists and...

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Theatre Series “Tale Of The Century”: How Do You Trace The History of the Nation?

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in 2018, The Estonian Association of Performing Arts Institutions is bringing the century-long story of the Republic of Estonia to the stage. All productions will be created in cooperation between at least two theatre companies–one big and one small–bringing together 24 organizations within the project. In terms of themes, we have divided the century into decades as well as added a piece about the future–hence 13 new theatre pieces will be created under the aegis of the comprehensive production project. Preparations for the series have already been going on...

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Going Places Interview With Lauren Clancy, The New Executive Director of The Bush Theatre

Lauren Clancy, the new Executive Director of the Bush Theatre, talks to us about her first few months in the role, why she was the right women for the job and what the Bush means to her. You have been a member of the Bush team for 4 years now. What do you think you will particularly take for your time in the Marketing Department at The Bush into your new role as Executive Director? Now, more than ever, “the Bush Theatre is yours.” I’ve been on a real journey with the Bush, which until now was centered around the landmark redevelopment...

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Still Unsettling: The Continuing Power of Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart”

Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart is a play fueled by anger. Anger at the political, medical and media establishment of the day for its reluctance to accept the reality of a mounting AIDS epidemic. Back in 1985, Kramer made enemies on all sides with a play that is an only slightly fictionalized account of his real-life efforts in New York City to awaken the prevailing culture — including a gay, closeted mayor —  to the reality of the frightening plague enveloping it. And because it takes no prisoners in its indictment, it remains perhaps the most unsettling play to...

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