World Theatre Day!
by Christopher Borg
Richard has written, directed and designed over fifty of his own plays both in New York City and abroad and presented work with the New York Shakespeare Festival, La MaMa, BAM, the Wooster Group, and Opera houses throughout Europe. He is now at a pivotal moment in his life and career. Christopher Borg interviews this "elder statesman of the avant-garde."
by Bill McMahon
Looking over Crystal Field’s bio in preparation for our interview, the names of quite a number of luminaries popped out at me – names such as Elia Kazan, Harold Clurman, Robert Whitehead, Moises Kaufman, Maria Irene Fornes, Sam Shepard are just a sampling of those with whom she has worked. With such an array of marquee talent on her CV, there was certainly a temptation to ask for some juicy tidbits about the stars, but what impresses most about Ms. Field is her sense of commitment and mission for alternative, experimental and controversial avant-garde theater.
by Zack Calhoon
Saundra (Sandy) Yaklin is a freelance set designer/fabricator living in Queens. In December 2013, she opened The Sand Box, a rehearsal and shop space in Long Island City. In late spring 2014, she will be launching "The Shared Independent Theatre List" (a.k.a. the Sh.I.T. List), a website for recycling set pieces and other theatre goods funded by the LIT Fund. Current theatrical projects include Richard 3 (Queens Players, set design), Dark Water (MT Works, technical direction), The Family Play (Collaboration Town, technical direction/set consultant) and The Understudy (Secret Theatre, set design). Recent projects include the 2013 Gotham Awards (IFP, set management and fabrication), Frankenstein Upstairs (Gideon Productions, set design), You Will Make a Difference (AliveWire Theatrics, set design) and Sovereign (Gideon Productions, set design). Zack Calhoon interviewed Yaklin about her many endeavors.
by Helene Montagna
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear TDF? Most likely discounted Broadway tickets for members. TDF is dedicated to supporting live theatre in all of New York City, from Manhattan to Staten Island. Two of the ways TDF dedicates to helping theatres beyond the Great White Way are through a video project called “Meet The Theatre” and through a discounted ticketing program called “Off-Off @ $9.”
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