Sunday, March 02, 2014

Worth a Look

Here are a few articles from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

We’re Just Making Movies

We Have Embarked – The Online Home of Filmmaker Zachary Goldberg: There are things more important than getting that shot.
This wasn’t what I was planning on writing about this week. Then again, one can’t exactly plan for tragedy.
A young woman, Sarah Jones, 27, was killed on set of “Midnight Rider,” a Greg Allman biopic that’s been shooting in Georgia, after being struck by a freight train.
God dammit.

Artistic Directors Show the World Their White-Guy Blinders, Twitter Explodes in Their Faces

Slog: Last night, Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks hosted a panel discussion (the first of a three-part series) with artistic directors at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
A few folks, including Strand Theater artistic director Elissa Goetschius, dutifully tweeted the proceedings which began about as drearily as you'd expect: ".@petermarksdrama acknowledges how the relationship between ADs and critics is frequently strained, but expresses his admiration." (Yawn.)
The thread showed a glimmer of feistiness after playwright Steve Spotswood tweeted a photo of the stage

Reviewing Student Theater is an Invisible Taboo: Conspiracy

HowlRound: This report begins a survey of University theater in greater Boston and Cambridge. Higher learning has significant footholds in Massachusetts Bay, and in aiming to treat the local theater scene broadly and accurately, it seems appropriate to make mention of some of these academic productions and their successes.

10 Lessons for Theater, from TEDxBroadway 2014

HowlRound: “How do you make the magic?” students from a middle school in the Bronx asked after seeing their first Broadway show. Their attendance was an outgrowth of a conference begun in 2012 called TEDxBroadway, and highlighted again Monday at TEDxBroadway 2014.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama celebrates a great 100 years

TribLIVE: As Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama celebrates its centennial, it's a time for looking back and to the future.
Founded in 1914, the school is the oldest conservatory training and the first degree-granting drama institution in the United States.

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