Tag Archive: shakespeare

People, Not Products

  My father was part of a movement which began in the early sixties to support performing artists. This movement also included luminaries like John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. It led to the formation of the… Continue reading

It’s the end of theater as we know it.

I’m not a huge R.E.M. fan. I mean, I like the hits, but could never quite enjoy Micheal Stipe’s voice, as much as I loved his activism and persona. But I always loved… Continue reading

Not what it’s worth, but what she needs

; Art4Barter is the brainchild of studio artist Antonio Puri. I met Antoino at an Art4Barter exhibit in the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia in mid-December. The front room of his home is a… Continue reading

The Canadian Festivals

I’m turning 50 in a few weeks. Apparently this is a big deal. Whatever. I have reached the place in my journey where rather than be obsessed with or concerned by my age, it… Continue reading

6x6c6e6r6t6: Deception of Surfaces

The beginning of chapter 12. *** Round Midnight The rooms of the second floor of The Retreat opened on to the balcony that enclosed the Assembly Room on three sides. Above the lobby… Continue reading

Bottompost 7: virtues, fiascos and Oz

I tell my students: acting is the discovery of virtues. This is how I have attempted to move the locus of that study from the mind to . . . some other part… Continue reading

Bottompost 6: magic

I’ve been asked to speak about magic. The Lantern runs a series of panel discussions around themes in the play currently onstage. For Midsummer, they chose “Commedia“, “Sex” and “Supernatural”. I have spent… Continue reading

Bottompost 4: previews and opening

What a week. It’s pretty simple: in order to save money and produce a play as big as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, small theater companies have to make compromises. In the case of… Continue reading