Lars Norens War receives its US premiere at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre this month and a veritable stones throw away Peter Handkes classic Offending the Audience plays the Flea under Jim Simpsons direction.
Its been thirteen years since Sarah Kanes Blasted premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in a 1995 production directed by James Macdonald. Since that time and the explosion of the in-yer-face (as defined by critic Aleks Sierz) theater movement, British writing has taken a turn in the fallout of the Blair years toward work that is more contained and less classically-based or driven.
From October 22nd to November 30th, 59E59 Theaters will be ablaze with an exciting festival of Polish works never before seen in the U.S.
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.
Jon Fosse is Norways pre-eminent playwright. Regularly seen across Europe, his theatrical writing is considered to be some of the finest to be found on the Western stage.
The man looks at the audience. The man stares. The man talks to the audience with the house lights up. In an hours time with this man, you will be changed, and think about theater quite differently than ever before.
Chiori Miyagawas delicate and precisely imagined work for theatre is haunted by times passing and the remains of historical and cultural memory that her fragmented, contemporary characters are left to sift through in order to become whole.
A new play with songs is being rehearsed in New York City in a rehearsal hall much like any other. What is different is that the play is in Spanish even though its author has previously worked only in English-language venues.