Sunday, November 09, 2014

Worth a Look

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

Video: Moments Before Sarah Jones’ Death Captured

Variety: An ABC News “20/20″ report on Friday included previously unseen footage of the final moments leading up to “Midnight Rider” camera assistant Sarah Jones’ tragic death in February.

The video comes from a camera that was inside the CSX locomotive that was speeding down the track before the accident. Two other crew members as well as film stars William Hurt and Wyatt Russell ran for their lives seconds before impact, but Jones wasn’t able to make it off the trestle safely.

Stream Yourself Some Culture: Globe Theater Offers New On-Demand Player for Shakespeare Productions

The Mary Sue: Back in the day, if you wanted to watch a Shakespeare play—or any work of Elizabethan-era theater, really—you had to schlep yourself over to a disgusting outdoor theater and, unless you could afford the exorbitant costs for seats. stand with a bunch of other plebes in a tightly packed standing-room-only gravel pit. But we live in the future now, where we can stream those plays directly into our eyeballs via magic screens! Isn’t life amazing?

Theatre In Black And White: Matt Lyle's The Boxer

Live Design: Director Kacie Smith was wary. Sure, she could stage a play without words, in the tradition of the black-and-white films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. But seriously, was it even possible to stage a play with live actors in black and white?

We See the World Differently "Well there's an association for everything, isn't there?"

The number of times I hear that statement when I talk about USITT is amazing.

Representing a group of people, the majority of whom spend their lives trying not to be seen, presents a challenge. Our members "make it look easy" I am told. But when I point out the various jobs that must be done to make an event or show happen, the reaction is always a new understanding of all that our members do.

We see the world differently.

Portland Opera makes dramatic move to summer seasons beginning in 2016: 'We want to avoid death by 1,000 paper cuts' Portland Opera is planning to undergo the biggest change in its 50-year history. Beginning in 2016, the company will perform its entire season in a compressed, 12-week summer period.

The change, revealed as the curtain is about to rise on Portland Opera's 50th season, is an attempt to stabilize the company after years of fluctuating finances. And it will affect all aspects of the organization, from audience experience to casting, marketing, production and budgets.

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