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Articles from No. 45, 2014

Angry Girl
MAIN CHARACTERSDIMADENISALYONAOLYAOTHER CHARACTERSGRANDMOTHERKOSTYA, her grandsonA VOICEFEMALE CLERKCLEANING WOMANMANANTONNATASHAStreet. Winter. A cold wind blows. Dima is in a good mood. He waits for a meeting in a predetermined place.No change in the...
Dead White Zombies, Dalas TX
The house was on Poe Street, a stunted dead end with six sagging tumbledown houses and two abandoned lots in post-industrial West Dallas. It was here that Dead White Zombies, a Dallas-based performance group, performed T.N.B. (typical nigga behavior)...
Emma Dante and the Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale
A quick survey of English literature on contemporary Italian theatre directors, including the most recent English-language History of the Italian Theatre (2006) by Joseph Farrell and Paolo Puppa, yields a long list of noteworthy names, including internationally...
Filling the Gap: Frances Cowhig Tackles Three Plays about China
The term double-consciousness was first coined by author and sociologist W.E.B. Dubois in an attempt to capture the experience of African-Americans caught between two cultures: "One ever feels his two-ness, an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts,...
"Is This Going to Be Depressing?": Intercultural Theatre, Empathy, and Conversations in Pirira
I first met J.Stephen Brantley in New York the summer of 2012. He was cowriting a script for a theatre project about Caribbean identity, DNA testing and the ways in which human beings are connected. From my California outpost, I was serving as a sort...
Pirira
While these separate stories happen seven thousand miles apart, all four of the play's actors occupy the same physical space.JACK 40, American, CaucasianERICKA 30, American, of colorCHAD 30, American, not BlackGILBERT 20, Malawian, BlackJuly 20, 2011....
The Art of Seeing: Dmitry Volkostrelov Interprets Pavel Pryazhko
The stage is a room and the whole room is a stage. There is a kitchen at stage right, with a working faucet, sink, and coffee pot on a small, cluttered kitchen table. There is a sofa, a table, and an armchair in the middle-a large lamp hanging over them-and...
The Fantastical Reality in Pinkolandia
A top the Polar Bear, Gaby rides into the melting tundra of Closetland as her older sister, Beny, meets a curious stranger on a train. Beny and the Old Man share a secret, revealed by the yellow stars sewn onto their jackets, but Beny is hiding something...
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