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Devised Theatre: The Art of the Impossibleby Alexandra Desaulniers

Devised theatre? Also known as collaborative creation, original work, or ensemble pieces, among other names, devised theatre is a unique concept to be sure and not easily defined. For the past six months I have been part of

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Anything but Spectacleby Jojo Ruf

A play about superheroes conjures wild images of smoke and magic and special effects. Of a masked man, transformed by the bite of a spider, who stuns audiences with his supersized acrobatics and feats of flight. This is what we have come to...

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Partying for a Serious Causeby Manny Strauss

Just as the 2012/13 theatre season begins, a collaborative of more than 25 actors is throwing a party on August 20, 2012 — the Summer Hummer. Why? Matthew Gardiner, Signature Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director and the director of the...

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10 Questions — Alexandra Linnby Manny Strauss

First show you saw:
The first one I can truly remember was a production of Aesop’s Fables at the Monmouth Theater in Monmouth, Maine, though I was a volunteer usher with the company every summer from the age of 5 so I’m sure there...

Alexandra Linn in <em>Putting It Together</em> (Colby College, January 2011). Photo © 2011. Jeff Earickson, Colby College.

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434,520 Minutesby Alexandra Desaulniers

Okay, so it’s not exactly how the song goes. But this is surely my own “Season of Love.” 92,520 minutes short of a year ago I packed my station wagon to the gills and drove 618 miles from the quaint and quiet coastal town of Rockland, Maine to...

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Only One Weekend Left For CATFby Linda Levy

There are several summer delights that I relish and look forward to every year: a baseball game (major or minor league) on a summer evening, the forbidden indulgence of a mocha chip ice cream cone, and fireworks on the fourth among them. But six...

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Washington Actors Play for the Summer at CATFby Ellyn Wexler

A short 90-minute drive will transport Washingtonians to a place serene and green where theatre is paramount. It’s The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) in bucolic Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the epicenter of a celebrated five-play...

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Proceed at Your Own Riskby Manny Strauss

Warning: Don’t try this at home as there can be various side effects, including excessive pupil dilation and neck and back pain. To what do I refer? My sport: extreme theatregoing. Between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2012, I have ...

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10 Questions — Julianne Brienzaby Manny Strauss

First show you saw:
I grew up in a small town in Montana — we did not have a lot of live theatre options to choose from. I believe the first show I saw was at the Virginia City Players Theatre in

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Fringe Benefitsby Ellyn Wexler

“Fringe” does not just mean tassels and trimming customarily used for ornamental decoration. In Washington — for the last six summers — “Fringe” means one thing: the Capital Fringe Festival. Executive Director Julianne Brienza says ...

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