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Articles from No. 27, Summer/Fall

A Wild Man of the Theatre: Josh Fox and His International WOW Company
Josh Fox and his International WOW Company have been stirring up audiences at home and abroad for the past nine years with their explosive brand of theatre, his short period of time, 32-year old Fox, founder, artistic director and lead playwright of...
Boris Yukhananov: The Tale of an Upright Man
THE BACKGROUNDBoris Yukhananov has been an inconstant but resolute presence in Moscow theatre since the late 1980s. He is a soft-spoken man of exceptional erudition, wit, and imagination. There is something in him of the paper architect who dreams up...
CYNTHIA HOPKINS: Accidental Nostalgia
Accidental Nostalgia, Cynthia Hopkins's multimedia solo performance is part rock concert, part medical school lecture, and part travelogue. Directed by D.J. Mendel and presented at St. Anne's Warehouse in Brooktyrfas part of the Under the Radar Festival,...
Neither Type nor Category
PRODUCTION CREDITS:Producer: Wei Ping, representing the Nanshan District Arts Federation (Shenzhen Municipality)Director: Wang WeibinWhitey: MaLiWoman: Yu MiaoNOTE: Contrast of two cultures.A Chinese woman (WOMAN), by pretending to be WHITEY'S husband,...
Olivier Py: An Example
SUBSIDISED THEATRE IN FRANCE TODAY: A NEW GENERATION OF DIRECTORSRetrospective: The History of Theatre in France as a Democratic ChallengeThe development of theatre in France is closely linked to the history of decentralisation, which in turn reflects...
Olivier Py: An Interview
Paris, 4 May 2004In an article from 1995, Véronique Hotte states that you see yourself as having a single profession: author and director are inseparable. Is this still the case?No, it isn't true, it's a projection. For me, today, it is more a profession...
Refracted Televisual Reflections: Genet's the Maids, Television, and Validating Performed Identities
On 20 June 2004 Sam Woodhouse's production of Jean Genet's play The Maids opened in the intimate, fifty-seat 6th @ Penn Theatre in San Diego, California. As the lights dim, the characters Solange and Claire-played by Dana Hooley and Laurie Lehmann-Gray-appear...
Re-Mapping Latino Theatre: American Playwrights on the Edge of the Edge
TForum is a forum for discussion of issues raised in TheatreForum articles and texts or other aesthetic, cultural, or political issues of interest to the theatre community.OutlawBespeak where you come from;Don't tell me.I don't want to know.I don't event...
Roland Schimmelpfennig: Experiments in Dramatic Structure
A new generation of German writers has emerged in the last ten years, most of them under 40 years of age, and they are helping reinvent storytelling on the German stage. One of these young mavericks is Roland Schimmelpfennig, who began his playwriting...
The Expense of Spirit
Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust; Enjoy'd no sooner but despised straight; Past reason hunted; and no sooner had,...
Woman from the Past
Woman from the Past (Die Frau von Früher) was commissioned by the Vienna Burgtheater, and premiered, on 12 September 2004 at their Akademietheater, directed by Stephan MüllerFrank: Markus HeringClaudia, his wife: Regina FritschRomy Vogtländer: Chrisliane...
Yang Qian, Shenzhen Playwright
In 2003, Yang Qian's ten-minute play Neither Type Nor Category won six gold medals at the annual Cao Yu awards, Chinas highest awards for theatre. This event was remarkable for several reasons. The play explores issues of personal identity, rather than...
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