Working in American Theatre

Offering an overview of the evolution of American theatre and behind-the-scenes stories of the regional movement, this single volume is an indispensable tool at every stage of your career.

Author: Jim Volz

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 140813473X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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"I cannot think of a better book for aspiring and working actors, craftspeople, artists, and managers" Kent Thompson, Artistic Director, Denver Center Theatre Company, Past President TCG Board of Directors "It's time for a new look at the complexity and richness of America's growing theatrical landscapre and Jim Volz is just the person to provide that overview" Lesley Schisgall Currier, Managing Director, Marin Shakespeare Company Working in American Theatre is a coast-to-coast overview of the opportunities awaiting theatre practitioners in every discipline. Featuring tips from America's top theatre professionals, this resource offers job-search and career-planning strategies, as well as detailed information on over 1,000 places to work in the American theatre, including regional companies, Broadway and commerical theatre, Shakespeare festivals, touring theatres, university/resident theatres, youth and children's theatres, and outdoor theatres. Offering an overview of the evolution of American theatre and behind-the-scenes stories of the regional movement, this single volume is an indispensable tool at every stage of your career.
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Working in American Theatre

A brief history, career guide and resource book for over 1000 theatres Jim Volz. worked on performing projects where 'each region and eventually each state ...

Author: Jim Volz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408152317

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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"I cannot think of a better book for aspiring and working actors, craftspeople, artists, and managers" Kent Thompson, Artistic Director, Denver Center Theatre Company, Past President TCG Board of Directors "It's time for a new look at the complexity and richness of America's growing theatrical landscapre and Jim Volz is just the person to provide that overview" Lesley Schisgall Currier, Managing Director, Marin Shakespeare Company Working in American Theatre is a coast-to-coast overview of the opportunities awaiting theatre practitioners in every discipline. Featuring tips from America's top theatre professionals, this resource offers job-search and career-planning strategies, as well as detailed information on over 1,000 places to work in the American theatre, including regional companies, Broadway and commerical theatre, Shakespeare festivals, touring theatres, university/resident theatres, youth and children's theatres, and outdoor theatres. Offering an overview of the evolution of American theatre and behind-the-scenes stories of the regional movement, this single volume is an indispensable tool at every stage of your career.
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Working in American Theatre

Culled from interviews with America's top theatre professionals, this resource offers vital job-search advice, career planning information, and a detailed coast-to-coast overview of the American theatre scene.

Author: Jim Volz

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ISBN: 1350054798

Category: Theater

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Culled from interviews with America's top theatre professionals, this resource offers vital job-search advice, career planning information, and a detailed coast-to-coast overview of the American theatre scene.
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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

At the time of his death he was working with Maxwell *Anderson on Raft on the River, a musicalization of Huckleberry Finn. A 1954 revival of Threepenny ...

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The Cambridge History of American Theatre

worked as metaphor for the country on the verge of something new , yet filled with ... Never before in American theatre had design and text been so fully ...

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521669596

Category: Drama

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Volume three of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.
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Women s Contribution to Nineteenth century American Theatre

for women⎯Davis's staunch defense of the working woman underlies nearly everything she wrote. Davis recognized the “revolutionary potential” for women on ...

Author: Miriam López Rodríguez

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437085548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Aquesta col·lecció d'assajos mostra els múltiples aspectes de la contribució que va fer la dona, al teatre americà del segle XIX. En aquest estudi s'ensenyen diversos tipus de dones i els rols que ocupen, així com reflecteix la manera que Susan Glaspell i Sophie Treadwell van ajudar a donar forma al teatre, entre moltes altres que escriurien dècades més tard.
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The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

While these theatres also describe theatrical work growing out of the burgeoning defined themselves in opposition to the mainstream , cultural movement of ...

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521564441

Category: Drama

Page: 463

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"This new and updated Guide, with over 2,700 cross-referenced entries, covers all aspects of the American theatre from its earliest history to the present. Entries include people, venues and companies scattered through the U.S., plays and musicals, and theatrical phenomena. Additionally, there are some 100 topical entries covering theatre in major U.S. cities and such disparate subjects as Asian American theatre, Chicano theatre, censorship, Filipino American theatre, one-person performances, performance art, and puppetry. Highly illustrated, the Guide is supplemented with a historical survey as introduction, a bibliography of major sources published since the first edition, and a biographical index covering over 3,200 individuals mentioned in the text."--BOOK JACKET.
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American Theatre

Callboard ad rates for American Theatre are as follows : $ 5.00 per word . ... career — and the works he's bringing from both his home stages to Broadway .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133503909

Category: Theater

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The American Theatre Reader

Essays and Conversations from American Theatre magazine Staff of American Theatre Magazine ... The trick is to keep working on something.

Author: Staff of American Theatre Magazine

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559363464

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 600

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Essential reading for theater professionals and theatergoers alike. With over 150 contributors!
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Chicanas Latinas in American Theatre

In her view , these dramatic works were providing what she refers to as “ an ... Another reading occurred under the auspices of the Latin American Theatre ...

Author: Elizabeth C. Ramírez

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Elizabeth C. Ramírez's study reveals the traditions of Chicanas/Latinas in theatre and performance, showing how Latina/Latino theatre has evolved from its pre-Columbian, Spanish, and Mexican origins to its present prominence within American theatre history. This project on women in performance serves the need for scholarship on the contributions of underrepresented groups in American theatre and education, in cultural studies and the humanities, and in American and world history.
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Perspectives on Contemporary Spanish American Theatre

They complain of a condescending paternalism toward their person and their work , and of the sexism which cuts them off from the centers of power and makes ...

Author: Frank N. Dauster

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838753450

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 157

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"In this collection, nine specialists in Spanish American theatre examine social and aesthetic issues reflected in today's vital drama." "The essays in this volume reflect a pattern of interests rapidly becoming dominant among scholars. Several of them deal with questions of genre or focus on metatheatre and parody, theatrical techniques widespread in Latin America. The majority treat these topics in conjunction with their social context. Dominant themes include the question of whether there can be culture-specific genres, incorporating the extremely varied ethnic and cultural strands of the Spanish American social fabric, or the use (and reinterpretation) of tragic and comic structures and classical myths to express social marginality or demythologize received history. A number of essays focus on the problematic situation of women in Spanish American society and their struggle to achieve equality in a highly traditional culture. At the same time the authors examine the role of women in the theatre, both as protagonists and as creative artists, and their struggle to gain acceptance of nontraditional roles and lifestyles."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945

Theater. Among the playwrights addressed here, Suzan-Lori Parksʼs stylistic ... She also directed Betting on the Dust Commander at the Working Theater, ...

Author: Julia Listengarten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108570268

Category: Drama

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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945 provides an overview and analysis of developments in the organization and practices of American theatre. It examines key demographic and geographical shifts American theatre after 1945 experienced in spectatorship, and addresses the economic, social, and political challenges theatre artists have faced across cultural climates and geographical locations. Specifically, it explores artistic communities, collaborative practices, and theatre methodologies across mainstream, regional, and experimental theatre practices, forms, and expressions. As American theatre has embraced diversity in practice and representation, the volume examines the various creative voices, communities, and perspectives that prior to the 1940s was mostly excluded from the theatrical landscape. This diversity has led to changing dramaturgical and theatrical languages that take us in to the twenty-first century. These shifting perspectives and evolving forms of theatrical expressions paved the ground for contemporary American theatrical innovation.
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Intertextuality in American Drama

... worked in drama, and it seems Wilder's work, particularly Our Ybwn, spoke to him. In fact, Miller's prodigious output of essays on theater and drama, ...

Author: Drew Eisenhauer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786463916

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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"The essays in this collection fill an important conceptual gap in present-day criticism. New essays are presented on such diverse writers. The essayists offer diverse approaches, such as the influence of poetry, histories and novels, ideological and political discourses, unlikely connections, the problems of translation, the evolution, and the relationships"--Provided by publisher.
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Modern American Drama Playwriting in the 1950s

Jones's work was among the inspirations for the support Lawrence and Lee were to provide decades later for the American Playwrights' Theatre a similar ...

Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350014619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major writers and their works to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * William Inge: Picnic (1953), Bus Stop (1955) and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1957); * Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jerome Robbins: West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959); * Alice Childress: Just a Little Simple (1950), Gold Through the Trees (1952) and Trouble in Mind (1955); * Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee: Inherit the Wind (1955), Auntie Mame (1956) and The Gang's All Here (1959).
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The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance

Her work has appeared in Dance Research Journal, The Drama Review, Africa and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, Colorlines, Gawker, and elsewhere.

Author: Kathy A. Perkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351751438

Category: Drama

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The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance is an outstanding collection of specially written essays that charts the emergence, development, and diversity of African American Theatre and Performance—from the nineteenth-century African Grove Theatre to Afrofuturism. Alongside chapters from scholars are contributions from theatre makers, including producers, theatre managers, choreographers, directors, designers, and critics. This ambitious Companion includes: A "Timeline of African American theatre and performance." Part I "Seeing ourselves onstage" explores the important experience of Black theatrical self-representation. Analyses of diverse topics including historical dramas, Broadway musicals, and experimental theatre allow readers to discover expansive articulations of Blackness. Part II "Institution building" highlights institutions that have nurtured Black people both on stage and behind the scenes. Topics include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), festivals, and black actor training. Part III "Theatre and social change" surveys key moments when Black people harnessed the power of theatre to affirm community realities and posit new representations for themselves and the nation as a whole. Topics include Du Bois and African Muslims, women of the Black Arts Movement, Afro-Latinx theatre, youth theatre, and operatic sustenance for an Afro future. Part IV "Expanding the traditional stage" examines Black performance traditions that privilege Black worldviews, sense-making, rituals, and innovation in everyday life. This section explores performances that prefer the space of the kitchen, classroom, club, or field. This book engages a wide audience of scholars, students, and theatre practitioners with its unprecedented breadth. More than anything, these invaluable insights not only offer a window onto the processes of producing work, but also the labour and economic issues that have shaped and enabled African American theatre.
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American Theatre Ensembles Volume 2

Post-1995: The Builders Association, Pig Iron Theatre, Rude Mechs, ... guest artists and innovative agencies working in new media/architectural/video art.

Author: Mike Vanden Heuvel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350051645

Category: Performing Arts

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A companion to American Theatre Ensembles Volume 1, this volume charts the development and achievements of theatre companies working after 1995, bringing together the diffuse generation of ensembles working within a context of media saturation and epistemological and social fragmentation. Ensembles examined include Rude Mechs, The Builders Association, Pig Iron, Radiohole, The Civilians and 600 Highwaymen. Introductory chapters provide a sweeping overview of ensemble-based creation within the general historical and cultural contexts of the period, followed by a detailed study of the evolution of ensemble-based work. Contributors examine matters such as influence, funding, production and legacies, as well as the forms of collective devising and creation, while presenting close readings of the companies' most prominent works. The volume features detailed case studies of the 6 companies from the period and cover: * A history of development and methods * Key productions and projects * Critical reception * A chronology of significant productions US ensemble companies since 1995 have revolutionized the form and content of contemporary performance, influencing experimental as well as mainstream practice. This volume provides the first encompassing study of this vital development in contemporary American theatre by mapping its evolution and key developments.
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Acting in the Academy

The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education Peter Zazzali ... and voice training in US acting schools, see a pair of American Theatre ...

Author: Peter Zazzali

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317428367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage actors. Acting in the Academy traces the history of actor training in universities to make the case for a move beyond standard courses in voice and speech, movement, or performance, to develop an entrepreneurial model that motivates and encourages students to create their own employment opportunities. This book answers questions such as: How has the League of Professional Theatre Training Programs shaped actor training in the US? How have training programmes and the acting profession developed in relation to one another? What impact have these developments had on American acting as an art form? Acting in the Academy calls for a reconceptualization of actor training the US, and looks to newly empower students of performance with a fresh, original perspective on their professional development.
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The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

... Wilson received for his work while at circle Rep, he was awarded the williaM inGe distinguished achievement in the american theatre award in 2001, ...

Author: Jackson R. Bryer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.
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Women in the American Theatre

Through a series of biographical sketches of female performers and managers, Dudden provides a discussion of the conflicted messages conveyed by the early theatre about what it meant to be a woman.

Author: Faye E. Dudden

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300070586

Category: History

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Through a series of biographical sketches of female performers and managers, Dudden provides a discussion of the conflicted messages conveyed by the early theatre about what it meant to be a woman. It both showed women as sex objects and provided opportunities for careers.
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