Volume 46, Number 1

Nightlife as Form

Nightlife as Form

Madison Moore examines nightlife as a staged experience and club culture as a source of artistic innovation. Tracing its development from 1920s Harlem to its current manifestations around the globe, Moore explores how nightlife leverages darkness, the “just-beginning-to-stir,” and scenes to become incubators of popular culture.

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Diagnosing the Condition of the New Dramaturgy

Diagnosing the Condition of the New Dramaturgy

Polish theater scholar and editor of "Didaskalia" Anna Burzynska reviews New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice, edited by Katalin Trencsenyi and Bernadette Cochrane.

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Activism and Resignation

Activism and Resignation

Andrea Tompa introduces and interviews Hungarian director Arpad Schilling. Their conversation includes discussions of Schilling's latest works Faust I and II as well as Loser, Hungary's political climate and its impact on artists, and Schilling's ever-changing and evolving company Kretakor.

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Can One Enter a Theater Softly?

"Can One Enter a Theater Softly?" A Moscow Critic's Journal, 2010-15

John Freedman surveys the trends and important events in Russian theater from 2010 to 2015. Freedman pays particular attention to how changes in Russia's increasingly conservative political climate and cultural policy have resulted in increased censorship of, decreased funding for, and division among Russian artists. The article also discusses major milestones, such as the opening of the Gogol Center, the closing of Teatr.doc, and provocative productions by Konstantin Bogomolov and Timofei Kulyabin

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Poetry is "No Poverty," and "No Poverty" is Poetry

Poetry is "No Poverty," and "No Poverty" is Poetry

Annie Dorsen interviews the late Judith Malina, co-founder of the Living Theatre. Dorsen and Malina discuss the intersection of theater and politics, the beginnings and evolution of the Living Theatre, and how to continually fight for the beautiful non-violent anarchist revolution.

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