Translating the Bard: What Does a Modern Shakespeare Look Like?                         By Loren Noveck
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Translating the Bard: What Does a Modern Shakespeare Look Like? By Loren Noveck

Lue Morgan Douthit, longtime director of literary development at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), commissioned a translation of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens into contemporary modern English in the fall of 2015, beginning OSF’s Play On! project. With the Bard still continuously the most-produced playwright in America, one purpose of the project was to ask why … Continue reading

Models and Mentors: A History of the Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group by Michaela Goldhaber as told by the Company’s Founders
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Models and Mentors: A History of the Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group by Michaela Goldhaber as told by the Company’s Founders

This article is part of an ongoing partnership between HowlRound Theatre Commons and WIT Journal online. Michaela Goldhaber, current artistic director of Wry Crips, talks to the founding and early members of the disabled women’s theatre group about their history. For thirty-four years, Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group in Berkeley, California, has been helping women … Continue reading

It’s All A Game:  Exploring Process with Erin Cronican, Exec Artistic Director, The Seeing Place Theater by Frances McGarry
Creative Process

It’s All A Game: Exploring Process with Erin Cronican, Exec Artistic Director, The Seeing Place Theater by Frances McGarry

“The Game — can we continue with it?” is a question posed in The Maids, an absurdist play by Jean Genet which opened March 2019 by The Seeing Place Theater in their East 4th street theater.  This question is not so remotely detached from the current complicity confronting both American and global citizens.  Pretending to strangle … Continue reading