An Artist Inspired by Love: The Correlation Between Robert Schumann’s Music & His Life

By Victoria Isotti, Dramaturg (Three Romances for the Unwell and Otherwise) Robert Schumann (June 8, 1910–July 29, 1856) is said to be one of the greatest Romantic composers of all time. His music was inspired by his own life, each piece growing out of his […]

Turning Historical Figures Into Modern Day Characters: A Conversation with Elena Freck

An interview with the playwright of Three Romances for the Unwell and Otherwise, Elena Freck. Conducted by Victoria Isotti, Dramaturg. Victoria Isotti: What initially drew you to the story of Clara and Robert Schumann? Elena Freck: I grew up as a violinist; I played in […]

SUMMER SPOTLIGHT: Cassie Cormier prepares for Opening Night at the Contemporary American Theater Festival

Hi everyone! My name is Cassie Cormier and I am one of five seniors in the Stage and Production Management major this fall. I am spending my summer at the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, which is celebrating its 29th season. […]

SUMMER SPOTLIGHT: Alison (Yueming) Qu checks in from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

My name is Alison (Yueming) Qu and I am a BFA Theater major in the Department of Performing Arts at Emerson College. This summer I am lucky enough to join the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for a six-week theatre-maker intensive. […]