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Drama, Daily: From Dramatic Plays to Dramatic Days

Nicole Stodard is the author of Drama, Daily, a blog that investigates the life of drama and the drama of everyday life.  Drama, Daily  represents her effort to explore together her work in the theatre and her interest in the often dramatic nature of everyday life–her own, and the lives of friends, family, students, celebrities, politicians, and more–the moments, experiences, interactions that fuel great dramatic writing and form a bridge between life and art.

Nicole is Artistic Director of Thinking Cap Theatre. She works professionally in various capacities, as a director, writer, editor, educator, and producer.  Nicole gravitates to plays that make people think, plays that take stylistic risks, plays that give life to marginalized voices, and plays from theatre history that have been long forgotten or may have never seen the light of the stage.  If you have a script with any of these characteristics that you’d like to have considered for a reading or production, email it to her at nicole@thinkingcaptheatre.com.

Nicole studied drama at Lafayette College, Easton, PA; Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; and the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.  Her areas of research within the field of drama include British drama of the early modern period and long Eighteenth-century, Irish drama, and feminist and LGBTQ issues.

CV available upon request.

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  1. Tita Beal says:

    You may want to write about MoLoRa – see http://www.cultureproject.org.

    Written by a South African woman, actors-singers from South Africa. In NYC in July. The play merges the Electra legend with South Africa’s alternative to the bloodbath we all expected.
    Tita anntares@yahoocom

    See below or, better, check out the website.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT* EXPIRES THIS WEEKEND!
    Save 30% with code: CP5030

    $30 for previews and matinees (reg. $45); $50 for evening performances (reg. $75)
    *Discount does not apply to opening night (July 6)

    LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
    Performances June 30 – July 24; Opening Night July 6
    Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
    For full performance schedule, visit MoLoRa.org or call 866-811-4111.

    The Ailey Citigroup Theater
    The Joan Weill Center for Dance
    405 W. 55th Street at 9th Ave.
    New York, New York 10019

    Video Interview with Yael Farber, Creator and Director of MoLoRa

    Photo: Ruphin Couzyer
    Set after the fall of apartheid, South African playwright and director Yael Farber’s MoLoRa re-imagines the ancient Greek Oresteia to tell the story of her own country’s painful and extraordinary transition to democracy. As Klytemnestra and Elektra- mother and daughter, perpetrator and victim-sit to face each other in an open hearing, MoLoRa reenacts a watershed moment in world history, illuminating the universal and excruciating choice for any victim: to seek revenge or choose forgiveness.

    Playing the role of chorus, the women of the world-renowned Ngqoko Cultural Group underscore the performance with haunting throat singing of the Xhosa tradition. Hailing from deep in rural South Africa, these guardians of a dying musical tradition bear witness as the crimes of apartheid are viscerally remembered. A relentless examination of the spirals of violence, MoLoRa is a celebration of the courage to choose forgiveness and find a path to reconciliation.

    “This is art from the gut. I cannot recommend it highly enough”
    – London Times

    For Tickets and Information visit MoLoRa.org, or call 866-811-4111.

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    Curated by Dave Buchen & Clare Dolan

    Pre-cinematic technology takes over HERE for a week of contemporary cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists and craftspeople from across the country. A millenium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imagined, as performers animate paintings and banners alongside texts, puppets, jokes, songs and stories.

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    The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents
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    Written by William Shakespeare

    Explore the brutally thoughtful, fiercely funny, belligerent diplomacy of King Henry V with The Classical Theatre of Harlem. Our young King Henry V takes the throne, his dying father’s advice to “busy giddy minds with foreign quarrels” ringing in his ears. His reputation as a fun-loving lad who’s lived among the common folk inspires love from commoners and disregard from his enemies. Join CTH’s powerful exploration of what it means for a king to bear the burdensome expectations of the crown – and the people to bear the expectations of the king – as Henry V works to win the hearts of all.

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    The Malcom X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Center: August 8, 10-13, 17-20, 23-28, 31-Sept. 4th – 8 PM
    Additional matinee performances: August 13-14, 20-21, September 3rd, 3 PM

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    4 efflorescent “GERMS” of specially-commissioned highly theatrical new works – presented together in 1 cohesive, sensical, absolutely entertaining production with a delightful “to-be-continued” aesthetic!

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  2. Kate says:

    Hi Nicole,

    My name is Kate and I just stumbled upon your (wonderful) blog while working on producing the feminist-themed play “Boy Gets Girl” by Rebecca Gilman. Currently, we’re working on raising funds to get this play done off off Broadway in NYC. Is there any chance I could ask you to share the link to my kickstarter page on your website? I feel strange asking, but I’m just at the point where I need all the help I can get. I think this is an important play that needs to be done, but getting the funds is difficult (surprise surprise).

    here is the link for you to check out.

    Any advice or input would also be appreciated.

    Thank you for your time and consideration!

    Sincerely,
    Kate

  3. dalycommunications@yahoo.com says:

    British National Theater of America and

    1st Irish Theater Festival present:
    REFLECTIONS
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 through Sunday, October 02, 2011

    Stage Left Studios

    Two generations. Two extraordinary women. Two Stories from Northern Ireland before and after the Good Friday Agreement

    Twinkletoes by Jennifer Johnston and Forgotten Milk by Bernard McMullan.

    Derry City. Two women, two generations, one story. On the night of her daughter’s wedding, Karen returns home alone, reflecting on the life she is living because of her terrorist husband’s actions. 20 years later, Karen’s daughter lives in a changed Northern Ireland, but still lives with the decisions she made at 17.

    REFLECTIONS: An Evening of Women’s Voices
    Twinkletoes by Jennifer Johnston and Forgotten Milk by Bernard McMullan
    Directed by: Jo Cattell
    Cast includes: Paula Nance, music by Andy Mac
    Presented by: British National Theatre of America

    Playing: Stage Left Studio, 214 W 30th St NYC
    Opening: Thursday, September 15th, 2011
    Closing: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

    Directed by: Jo Cattell

    Tickets: http://www.smartix.com

    Now in its third year, New York’s annual First Irish Theatre Festival is a celebration of the best of Irish theatre, brought to you by Origin Theatre Company. Throughout September and early October, we highlight performances from playwrights new and old at 15 venues throughout the city.

    For bios, interviews and more information contact: Anita Daly/Daly Communications /212 772 0852 / anitadaly@yahoo.com

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