AURIN SQUIRE is a playwright and journalist in Brooklyn. He's completing his advanced studies in Buddhist philosophy, ethics, debate, and meditation at the Asian Classics Institute. He's a student of Buddhist nun Venerable Lobsang Chunzom. Squire serves as Executive Development Specialist for Ven. Chunzom's not-for-profit organization Limitless Health Institute, and focuses on designing new arts and community programs.
FEB 2011 | Theater
I remember as a child being shown tunnels at the North/South Korean border through which North Korean people tried to escape to the South, and I thought to myself that those tunnels were the closest way to get home.
MARCH 2009 | Theater
There is no other company in America like Freedom Train Productions. Bold and innovative, the theater group combines LGBT politics with queer black theater with a Brooklyn edge.
SEPT 2006 | Theater
The image of Lloyd Richards preceded the man himself. Years before I met the famous director, his name was spoken the way one would speak of some sort of noble ghost. Through other people’s words and gestures, I started to get a picture of the man. Although I never had the chance to work with Mr. Richards, his very presence gave me several things to strive for as an artist and person.
FEB 2009 | Theater
Harold Pinter was an inspirationif not a modelfor many theater artists working today. What follows is just a small sample of the ways Pinter's work has influenced us all.
DEC 08-JAN 09 | Theater
The fight over the Atlantic Yard Development is a battle for the heart and soul of Brooklyn. It is a part of the larger war being waged around the issues of gentrification vs. stagnation and progress vs. authenticity.