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lifting the Curtain
Sound Designers: Robert Kaplowitz, Cricket S. Myers, and Matt Hubbs

Lifting the Curtain continues the Theater section’s new series which delves beyond writing to explore the collaborative arts that make a play come alive on stage and to give voice to the practitioners who bring it there. The series began in the June Brooklyn Rail with a conversation with stage managers. Here, Gary Winter interviews three top creative artists in sound design.

In Conversation

Or, Object Collection Meets Polybe + Seats

Directors Jessica Silsby Brater of Polybe + Seats, and Kara Feely of Object Collection both premiere new shows this fall—very different productions, both with highly specific approaches to acting and theatrical space.

In Dialogue

MAC WELLMAN Explains, Or Doesn’t Explain, What Is Near And What Is Far

Mac Wellman drinks Amstel Light because, in his words, it’s “the best light beer.” He’s less choosy about the tequila—neat—that accompanies it, demanding only that it’s present. When we were compiling questions to ask Wellman about his new play opening at Dixon Place in October, there was a certain fear that he would answer none of them.

“Which side are you on boys, which side are you on?”
Canal Park Playhouse’s revival of Joe Roland’s On the Line

At 6 a.m. on the morning of October 14, as news spread of Mayor Bloomberg’s intended “cleanup” of Zuccotti Park, hundreds of union members amassed on the corner of Liberty and Broadway, carrying brooms, buckets, and signs to show their support for the growing grassroots political movement against corporate greed in Manhattan.

The Mindscape of Septimus and Clarissa: Ripe Time Adapts Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

“Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.” These words open Virginia Woolf’s novel, as they do Septimus and Clarissa, the stunning dramatic adaptation of Mrs. Dalloway now at the Baruch Performing Arts Center until October 8th.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2011

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