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Ah, Wilderness !

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2005 Eugene O’Neill’s story re-located to a family of Russian emigres in Brooklyn. Written in 1932, set in 1906 by O’Neill, set in its Russian production in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. The play was performed in Russian and English: the emigre adults … Continue reading

In the Summerhouse

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The hallucinatory cult classic by Jane Bowles. “a roller coaster of a ride, and just as thrilling.”  Robert Israel, Edge Magazine Photos by Josh Andrus. To see more photographs from the production    

The Chalky White Substance : Tennessee Suite

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2007-2014 Two short plays by Tennessee Williams pairing autobiography and science-fiction. Tennessee Suite begins with The Traveling Companion, a late self-portrait by Tennessee Williams in which a famous author (Vieux) checks into a Manhattan hotel room with only one bed accompanied by … Continue reading

The Dog Enchanted by the Divine View

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2008 Tennessee Williams’ first version of The Rose Tattoo Tennessee Williams worked up his full-length plays by writing short versions first. His ease and excellence at devising one-acts was such he wrote over seventy of them — and we discover more every … Continue reading

Ten Blocks on the Camino Real

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An outdoor production in the Paysandú marketplace, in 2012. Above: Pablo Coll as Kilroy Raul Rodriguez and his Taller de Teatro de Paysandú, Uruguay are quite special: a small company with a circle of students, led by a Russian-trained director … Continue reading

A Tennessee Williams Songbook

Songs chosen by Tennessee WIlliams to be sung in his plays as counterpoint to his dialog. Performed by Alison Fraser. Orchestrations by Alison Leyton-Brown. Photos by Ride Hamilton. In a play written by Tennessee William,  music is the sound of … Continue reading

Playing Episodes

Playing Episodes, Part Two in the Five Approaches to Acting Series by David Kaplan is the second part in the series. An episode is something that happens onstage that the audience understands separately from the whole of the play: Romeo … Continue reading

Tennessee Williams in Provincetown

Tennessee Williams in Provincetown is the story of Tennessee Williams’ four summer seasons in Provincetown, Massachusetts: 1940, ’41, ’44 and ’47. During that time he wrote plays, short stories, and jewel-like poems. In Provincetown Williams fell in love unguardedly for … Continue reading

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale

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2003 Tennessee Williams’ Alma, in love since childhood with the boy next door. In an interview given in 1972, Williams said “I think the character I like most is Miss Alma … You see, Alma went through the same thing that … Continue reading

King Lear

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1997 A Sufi interpretation of Shakespeare’s text Uzbekistan is in Central Asia, north of Afghanistan. The Uzbeks are the descendents of Chinggis Khan who converted to Islam in the 1300’s. In the deserts of this country the Mongolian shaman was absorbed … Continue reading