LOST WORKS: what could have been
What do we make of the scraps of lost works?
As you scroll through the posts below, you will find a compendium of this loss. Peruse this archive for a constellation of moments that almost came to be, or were cut short too soon.
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage was a dream project for me. It is a play I have loved for many years. I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to direct it at Northlight Theatre. Not only was I excited to direct this beautiful play but I was also excited to be directing myContinue reading “TASIA A. JONES, DIRECTOR”
Liberation City – The Lighthouse Project was supported through Coastal Carolina University’s Student Achievement Funding and the University’s Department of Theatre. We were in the third year of this partnership. CCU theatre students participated in workshops with community folx incorporating storytelling and applied theatre techniques which explored the experiences, dreams, and desires of youth andContinue reading “AMANDA MASTERPAUL, DIRECTOR AND COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZER”
The Isle of Sugar is a one-of-a-kind roleplaying game/theatre experience that explores the history and human cost of the Cuban Revolution. Show creator Alejandro Tey interviewed dozens of Cuban refugees (many of whom emigrated as unaccompanied children), former political prisoners, and exiles, including his own grandparents. In the first months of 2020, Red Theater hostedContinue reading “WYATT KENT, PRODUCER”
Photo by Arianna Grainey I cancelled a storytelling residency program/performance with children ages 9-14 at a military family residential facility. on March 21st we were set to perform a piece revolving around their experiences as military kids, most considered themselves non-performers and this would have been their first time telling stories to an audience. DisappointedContinue reading “SARAH DOLENS-MOON, MFA CANDIDATE THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES”
Photo by Nathanael Filbert I had packed and repacked two suitcases over the course of three days, set my alarm for the next morning’s flight, and eaten the cookies my roommates had baked as a going-away present when I got a text from the artistic director, asking if we could talk in a half hour.Continue reading “MADISON FIEDLER, PLAYWRIGHT”
Photo by Michael Brosilow On Thursday, March 12th I walked into the theatre, poured a cup of coffee, chatted with the general manager, responded to emails, and checked in with the artistic producer – all things pointed to a normal day. In the afternoon, I jumped on a call hosted by The League of ChicagoContinue reading “CODY ESTLE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR”
This is a monologue that we had just finished table reading in my last rehearsal for Keenan Oliphant’s thesis production of A Raisin in The Sun at Columbia University Lenfest Center for the Arts. His thesis, which now has been postponed to an indefinite later date, is going to tell Hansberry’s story in a devised container.Continue reading “RENELLE CHORILETTE WILSON, PERFORMER”
Pictured above: Jordan Braxton and Joneal Joplin* I was in the middle of tech for a show I was directing at New Jewish Theatre in St. Louis-We Are the Levinsons by Wendy Kout. And while the show has a new date to be mounted in May, we are looking at a variety of options inContinue reading “JENNIFER WINTZER, DIRECTOR”
on 3/16/2020 we were scheduled to perform a production of dominique morriseau’s play pipeline at the poetry foundation, free of charge by Aurora Real de Asua see, you were supposed to see it like a regular play you were supposed to get your program, find a seat, forget to turn off your phone,fall asleep forContinue reading “AURORA REAL DE ASUA, PERFORMER”
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