Same Difference: On Caryl Churchill’s A Number

Theater

Caryl Churchill’s penchant for innovation and experimentation has earned her a secure place among anyone’s list of most important contemporary dramatists

INDIALOGUE

Fractured Language: Ann Marie Healy

Theater

BOOTS: Now that is something. Some thing.

NANETTE: …

BOOTS: I tell you. I just saw something….

How to Build a Better Mousetrap: On Creating an Audience For New Work

Theater

Integrating new, experimental work into the repertoire of established theaters is an ongoing problem, fueled in part by the fear that the loyal if slightly nebulous “subscriber audience” will be lost.

Shards of Beckett: Théâtre Trouvé’s Broken Window

Theater

Mercedes Murphy, founder of the Williamsburg-based Théâtre Trouvé, appears to be of the same school as French director and theater philosopher Antonin Artaud: she seeks to create art that will jolt spectators out of complacency and numbness and into contact with what is essentially true, painful, and universal in the human experience.

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