Theatre and the ‘Art’ of Influence

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Influences on playwrights and theatre practitioners run the gamut. Everyday life experiences are an obvious influence.  History, another.  Politics, psychology, religion, science, too. Whether we care to acknowledge it or not, other playwrights, practitioners, and companies inevitably influence the theatre we create. We are also influenced by other kinds of art and media apart from … Continue reading

Director Profile #2: Mark Fossen & Some Links

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The director-to-director interview series that I began last week on 2amt continues with Mark Fossen, a freelance director in Salt Lake City, UT. Check it out. The current production of The Tempest directed by Robert Sturua at Moscow’s Et Cetera Theater does, indeed, look visually stunning!  As someone who has read, seen, reviewed, and taught … Continue reading

An Interview w/ Michael Leeds & April Shakespeare Event

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Posting on Drama, Daily has been all too light lately, but my theatre-related work has been anything but that! In this post, I draw your attention to two links: A director-to-director interview series that I’ve just kicked off at the 2amt site.  South Florida director Michael Leeds is the first director profiled. and… Thinking Cap … Continue reading

Books, Covers, Bodies, and Clothes

In spite of the ubiquity of the old adage about not judging books by their covers, too many people continue to see and assess the world and its infinitely diverse inhabitants as mere surfaces.  This shallow means of perception lies at the source of bigotry and prejudice, racism and sexism, homophobia and transphobia.  While many … Continue reading

Thinking Cap’s New Home on the Web

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We still have some refining to do, but our company’s home on the web is up and running.  Take a look: http://thinkingcaptheatre.com

Auditions for Thinking Cap’s Upcoming Production of S/HE

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The website for Thinking Cap is under construction and will be launched very soon. Until then, see below for audition information regarding Thinking Cap’s next dramatic adventure. Casting Notice for S/HE Written by Nick Mwaluko Directed by Nicole Stodard Thinking Cap Productions, a new company dedicated to experimental and socially conscious work, seeks bold and … Continue reading

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