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By Jason Rabin Hayley Carmichael is a founding “Idiot,” as much a clown as she is an innovative producer and director. Her London-based company, Told By An Idiot, was once described by Time Out as “Theatre about as inventive, imaginative, and fantastical as it gets.” Collaboratively, the group creates plays that embrace artifice, revel in heightened physicality and seek to blur the line between comedy and tragedy. Despite not taking herself too seriously,Carmichael is, according…

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by Kristy Mandour Readers and authors have grown to hold Hemingway in an iconic and exemplary esteem. Both The Sun Also Rises (1926), along with A Farewell to Arms (1929) were included on a 199 8 list of the top one hundred novels of the twentieth century. According to Terry Tempest Williams, “Hemingway has been a powerful mentor, in terms of what it means to create a landscape impressionistically on the page, to make it come…

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By Jason Rabin Expansive curiosity and openness has made Japanese-born actor, director, writer, translator and adaptor Yoshi Oïda an ideal collaborator for British-born stage legend, Peter Brook. Since Oda, a student of philosophy and traditional Japanese theatre, joined Brook’s International Centre for Theatre Research in Paris over four decades ago, the two have explored mutual passions for myth-based epics, modernist minimalism, and for investigating theatre’s meaning across cultures. In an introduction to Interrogations, a work…

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by Kristy Mandour and Heidi Nelson The New York City based theatre ensemble, Elevator Repair Service, brings fresh and innovative takes on the most cherished classic American literary works. For those who had the pleasure of experiencing Gatz (their version of The GreatGasby, presented at A.R.T. last year), you can understand the New York Times calling ERS’ work “thrillingly theatrical and moving.” But if you didn’t see Gatz, there are few things you might want…

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by Jason Rabin The Kennedys, Boston’s royal family, (see The Color of Rose for their story), come from a proud tradition. Boston Irish politicians are known for their way with words, be it eloquence or bombast, their solidarity with the working class, and their feisty tenacity. History has taught them that if they win today, they are just as likely to lose tomorrow. It’s a spirit often associated with Bostonians as a whole. Take our…

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