Worth the Ten-Year Wait: Adrienne Kennedy Returns

Worth the Ten-Year Wait: Adrienne Kennedy Returns

Derek McCracken* He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, by Adrienne Kennedy. Featuring Juliana Canfield and Tom Pecinka. Director: Evan Yionoulis; Set Designer: Christopher Barreca; Costume Designer: Montana Levi Blanco; Lighting Designer: Donald Holder; Composer/Sound Designer: Justin Ellington; Video

Climbing Mount Fabre

Climbing Mount Fabre

Margareta Sörenson* Mount Olympus, to Glorify the Cult of Tragedy. Concept and direction: Jan Fabre. Choreography: Jan Fabre and the dancers. Text: Jeroen Olyslaegers, Jan Fabre. Dramaturgy: Miet Martens. Guest-dramaturges: Hans-Thies Lehmann, Luk Van den Dries, Freddy Decreus. Music: Dag

Old Europe Is (Not) Dying: Literature, Tradition and Politics in Tiago Rodrigues’ Sopro (and Other Performances)

Old Europe Is (Not) Dying: Literature, Tradition and Politics in Tiago Rodrigues’ Sopro (and Other Performances)

Rui Pina Coelho* Sopro, written and directed by Tiago Rodrigues. Premiered at Festival d’Avignon, Cloître des Carmes, in July 2017; next run at the National Theatre D. Maria II, Lisbon, in November 2017. Tiago Rodrigues’ theatre has always been traversed

Forum and Function

Forum and Function

16th Europe Theatre Prize Festivities in Rome, Italy, December 12-17, 2017 Barry Gaines* Attending the theatrical productions of the 16th Europe Prize festivities, I was less intrigued by the acting than by the scenic and costume choices. Yet, too often,

Picasso, ou le pacte avec le diable

Picasso, ou le pacte avec le diable

Irène Sadowska* El Pintor, Opéra en 3 actes. Livret et mise en scène Albert Boadella, musique Juan José Colomer, direction musicale Manuel Coves, décors Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda, costumes Mercè Paloma, éclairages Bernat Jansà, chorégraphie Blanca Li, peintures Dolors Caminal. Avec

Seriously Hilarious, Or: Knowledge Is Power

Seriously Hilarious, Or: Knowledge Is Power

Atlantis. A play by Juha Mustanoja. Production dramaturge: Outi Lahtinen. Director: Juha Mustanoja. Scenography and props: Anne Karttunen. Costumes: Noora Salmi. Lighting designer: Pietu Pietiäinen. Music: Juuso Voltti. Sound designer: Maura Korhonen. Film: Jyri Hakala. Special effects: Mats Hästbacka. Makeup

Ibsen’s Play Adapted to Represent Contemporary Chinese Femininity

Ibsen’s Play Adapted to Represent Contemporary Chinese Femininity

The Lady from the Sea. Written by Henrik Ibsen. Translated and adapted by Zhang Ke. Directed by Wang Yuanyuan. Presented by Jin Dong. Produced by the Beijing Repertory Theatre, China. The premiere and the first run were from September 7

Latvian Directors Set Course for Beauty

Latvian Directors Set Course for Beauty

Baltic Drama Forum and Spelmanu nakts (Performer’s Night) in Riga, Latvia, November 2017 Matti Linnavuori* In Riga, everything is different from 2011, when I last visited. In 2011, the street view was dominated by men in black leather jackets, but,

Le Monstre, théâtre d’ombre et de gestes

Le Monstre, théâtre d’ombre et de gestes

Selim Lander* Le Monstre d’Agota Kristof. Production L’Autre bord Compagnie, Martinique. Mise en scène Guillaume Malasné. Avec Marc-Julien Louka (Nob), Éric Delor (Homme Vénérable), Steffy Glissant (Lil), Virgil Venance (Tim), Caroline Savard (une femme). Masques : Estelle Butin. Costumes : Sylviane Gody.

Mime Speaks Volumes in London

Mime Speaks Volumes in London

London International Mime Festival, 10 January to 3 February, 2018 Meral Harmancı* London International Mime Festival has been held since 1977. Despite the word “mime” in its title, it is a festival introducing not only some of the best mime