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 […]
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 […]
By Michelle “Shell” Garcia, Production Dramaturg Eddie DeHais opened the December 13th workshop of their adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It by stating that the original Globe Theater neighbored, and competed with, what was known as the Bear Gardens: a place where hundreds of […]
Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Next to Normal and As You Like It. We are pleased to share the cast lists as well as notes from the directors for these productions: NEXT TO NORMAL A note from M. Bevin O’Gara, Director, Next to […]
By Dena Roncone, Production Dramaturg (NewFest New Play Workshop: Interior of the Artist Without Her Sister) The Interior of the Artist Without Her Sister gives the audience a view into Modernist painter Vanessa Bell’s imagination as she is plunged into the past and struggles to […]
“Art is not a mirror held up to realitybut a hammer with which to shape it.”—Bertolt Brecht Written in 1941, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui was created in exile as alarm bells echoed throughout Europe. Playwright Bertolt Brecht had already escaped Germany in 1933, […]
Compiled by Lucy Kania, Assistant Director DunnI wonder if the government will sanction this land once our expedition is over. PowellIt all comes down to how dangerous it is to inhabit. DunnWell the Natives have lived in these lands for centuries. PowellWell, they’ve also probably […]
Here is a summation of where each man’s path lead them after the end of their time as Men on Boats:
Men on Boats is a play that charts and navigates as much terrain as its titular subjects do.
Not the physical space you are currently inhabiting, but the land beneath and surrounding the space on which you are sitting.