June 2014

Model Materials

In Monday’s meeting of “The Problem of the Ground,” we explored the relation between human actor and human architecture, between the organic and the mechanical. We began with a trip to the Harvard Theater Collection (guided by Susan Halpert) to see Frederick Kiesler’s model for the Universal Theater.... Read more about Model Materials

“Thus people--so it seems to me-- Become good friends from sheer ennui.”

I'll post soon on David Levine's marathon session at the Mellon School. But Melloners who joined New England's Russian émigré population for the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre’s almost four-hour production of Eugene Onegin now have an intense repertoire of theatrical vocabulary to which we can return in days ahead, from effusive name day celebrations to a twerking bunny rabbit.... Read more about “Thus people--so it seems to me-- Become good friends from sheer ennui.”

Database Dramaturgy

“Theater as a Field of Cultural Production” picked up on some fruitful strains introduced by the Harrisons. Can we select our audiences, or does the location of theater determine our audience for us? Are some audiences more important or influential than others?... Read more about Database Dramaturgy