Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Year of Grotowski: Meetings with Remarkable Women
Laboratory of Creative Research
July 7-August 5, 2009 - Grotowski Institute, Poland
Application Deadline: May 15, 2009
UNESCO has designated 2009 as 'A Year of Grotowski' and this month-long intensive training opportunity features five advanced work sessions led by women from different cultures and generations who share a direct connection with Jerzy Grotowski. The work sessions will take place in Wroclaw and in Brzezinka. The total cost is 1250 Euros, which includes all work sessions and events. To apply, email your CV and description of your experience here.
Monday, April 6, 2009
As part of the Amsterdam School of Arts (AHK), DasArts has transformed itself into an international Master of Theatre program. They offer a unique training laboratory for professionals in the performing arts. The curriculum consists of 4 semesters and defines it as a challenging environment that engages deeply with its students. The deadline for applications is 17 April for the semester starting in September 2009. All applications must be submitted in English here.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Noah Birksted-Breen writes in 'The Guardian' about Russia's infighting over Gogol's national identity, and suggests instead of fighting over the who/what/where with the Ukraine, it should instead start promoting some of its virtually unknown classical theatre abroad, such as works by Platonov, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Andreyev and Mayakovsky. Read full commentary here.
Friday, April 3, 2009
A current production of The Importance of Being Earnest is causing a bit of a stir in conservative Singapore. The production has an all-male cast dressed as men, which has led the media regulator to demand an age advisory of '16 and above' on all publicity. The director, Glen Goei, has said he recast the play to 'celebrate' Wilde, a man who 'dared to be true to himself and his nature' and 'remind people what he stood for'. Read a full article about the controversy here.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Will wonders new cease? Shakespeare is sure to be rolling in his grave. Broadway producers are now bringing a version of Hamlet: The Musical to the Great White Way, starring none other than Brad Pitt in the title role. Other casting includes Robin Williams as Claudius, Goldie Hawn as Gertrude and Sarah Jessica Parker as Ophelia. Michael Bay, director of Transformers, is set to helm the action packed spectacle, with Jerry Bruckheimer to produce.