by David Sepulveda | Sep 18, 2014 1:14 pm
Czech-born British playwright Tom Stoppard once described theater production as a “team sport.” With a new play under production, New Haven playwright and theater director Sharece M. Sellem has broadened her theatrical team, inviting audience members to a series of staged readings to help shape the direction of Brothers Relived, a working title that could change—again.
by Chris Arnott | Sep 9, 2014 4:35 pm | Comments (2)
“He’s a rock star,” noted Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies was overheard saying as he and hundreds of other Tom Stoppard fans searched for seats in the packed Yale University Theater auditorium on Monday afternoon. The line to get in to see Stoppard deliver a lecture extended halfway down the block outside the theater. The theater seats 620; dozens, if not hundreds, were turned away.
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 4, 2014 1:09 pm
Lisa Daly leaned into the glowing, white screen of her Macbook, where top-secret (OK, semi top-secret) material lay fleshed out in small black letters. The wind picked up around her shoulders.
by Allan Appel | Aug 8, 2014 3:25 pm | Comments (1)
With only a tiny number of lines like “Lord Helicane, a word,” 19-year-old Mychael Green is stepping into his first paying gig as an actor—and the beginning of what his director calls a lifelong journey for a potentially spell-binding actor.
by Staff | Aug 8, 2014 8:00 am
The Shubert Theater is preparing a 13-month calendar to commemorate its upcoming 100th anniversary year—and it’s looking for artistic fans to help illustrate it.
by Lucy Gellman | Aug 7, 2014 12:05 pm
Two windowpanes, clouded by years of dust and rain buildup. A spare, glistening park bench empty in the center of a manicured patch of grass, backed with a homely looking fence that could appear anywhere from Elm Street to Grand Avenue.
Were it not for its setting among the din and drone of a packed blackbox theater, perhaps it would.
by Allan Appel | Aug 1, 2014 1:28 am
Jamie Donovan plays six different bass pans at the same time. He stands in the middle of six drums and maneuvers around to get the 12 notes his instrument is capable of. He’s so proficient at it his teacher often calls on him to set an example of the rhythm.
No wonder he’s having a good time this summer. Playing in a steel band for the first time, he feels he always has a part and is really needed.
by Chris Arnott | Jul 22, 2014 4:43 pm
The Bikinis summer show at the Long Wharf is a good-natured nostalgia trip to the beach and beyond.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 18, 2014 3:49 pm
There is a moment not quite midway through Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, in which it is almost certain you have stepped into a dream. The vivid kind, in flashing, saturated color.
by Chris Arnott | Jun 27, 2014 11:07 am
Endurance is in its final weekend at Long Wharf Stage II. It might seem an unusual show to mount during a summer season—unless you’re in New Haven, where it fits in beautifully with the creative abandon and intellectual rigor of the theater offerings at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.