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- Mark from Mr. Excitement News
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- Rocco for What's Good/What Blows in NY Theatre
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Also, more theater IS being done on screens. Just look at the MET, now in your local cineplex. (I, for one, am glad that it's working!)
This is pretty sweet.
For a limited four-performance engagement, Vampire Cowboys resurrects its critically-acclaimed award-winning production of Living Dead in Denmark for the first National Asian American Theatre Festival. The show's original run last season garnered 5 New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations including Best Production and winner of the Best Choreography/Movement category (not to mention made it to Yours Truly's Top Ten List for 2006).
For tickets go here.
Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company presents Living Dead in Denmark June 12th through 15th at The Clurman @ Theater Row (410 W. 42nd Street).
Living Dead in Denmark is an action-adventure/horror sequel to William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Set five years after the events of the original, the play follows the story of a newly resurrected Ophelia, Juliet and Lady Macbeth and their quest to save Denmark from an army of the undead. Includes the award winning fight choreography of Marius Hanford and zombie masks/gore effects by the legendary Chuck Varga (The Sexecutioner) of GWAR.
Featuring: Carlo Alban, Alexis Black, Jason Liebman, Maggie Macdonald, Tom Myers, Melissa Paladino, Jason Schumacher, Andrea Marie Smith, Temar Underwood & Amy Kim Waschke
Written by Qui Nguyen, Directed by Robert Ross Parker
Fight director: Marius Hanford
Set and lighting designer: Nick Francone
Costume designer: Jessica Wegener
Zombie masks and gore effects: Chuck Varga
Puppet design: David Valentine
Graphic media: Nathan Lemoine
For more information, go here.
Ready to fight,
James "Zombie-Killer" Comtois
What exactly does speaking to the concerns of red state conservatives mean? Do you suggest the American theatre devote an entire wing of itself to the promotion of hatred gussied up as Bible studies? I'm sorry, but while I've heard this argument from Mannheimer over and over, and while I respect the view, I think theatre is theatre -- the moment you begin tailoring drama for this constituency or that constituency, it is no better than the stage of the Lord Chamberlain or Soviet Russia.
Get some class, people. Or are they just so blog-illiterate they still don't get there is an etiquette?
Personally I delete them, btw.
So impressed there are people here!
But what the hell? I'm getting beer.
Your drunken monkey,
James "[Hic]" Comtois
Back to seriousness (and a shout out to the two people using those chairs on stage right now): part of what we are trying to do with the New Theater Corps blog (through Theater Talk) is to give voices to young theatergoers who actually know, love, and care about what's going on off-Broadway and to give as many viewpoints as we can to the various shows out there. What I've found is--GASP--performances vary from night to night, especially when you go off-Broadway, where things might exponentially improve from night to night. A scene change that took five minutes on the opening night for "Don Juan in Chicago" only took two minutes when I saw it, and a show that ran almost three hours ("Lipstick on a Pig") was only two hours long when I went. This is why it's dangerous to let the Gray Lady have the last say (or first say) on everything. (Is that heresay?)
But missing the party. Are any of you at the party missing the party? It's an internal thing.
What you need to do is...@ the bottom fo the screen under "Post Options" make sure that the TIME in the Post Time and Date is correct. Or at least AFTER the last post published on the blog.
In what must be the ultimate over-the-shoulder reading experience, I'm watching those who are here in the Brick right now at 8:32 as they watch me (or not). I should've brought a camera, because then those of you in the remote locations could have visual updates too, but right now, I'll give you a brief synopsis of the setting.
Empty chair, empty chair, laptop, fan, empty chair, empty chair, laptop, Matt, Pam, aisle, empty chair (x5): rinse, wash and repeat to fill out the rest of the audience (five deep, at increasing heights and with intermittent attendance), and then, on stage, a disco light show projecting against the projection of the blog on a white-screen (now currently the Dell screen of death, now currently lights off, typing in the dark recesses of a memorized keyboard), and two people sitting on stage by a microphone, an ominous laptop, and more.
Here's a question, as the testing voice echoes over the theater: what does theater actually require? I mean, what does it take to have a (LOUDER) show?
I think it's fine too. Let's get to business.
I am not at an undisclosed location. I am, in fact, present. Because it's THEATRE bitches.
Also, Michael Gardner is concerned about posting some "moderator" questions - I worry that if that winds up becomning more like an IM session, and not actual "blogging" - we might as all be in a chat room then, right.
Ah, he's going to post on the computer set up for audience members to post on . . . that'll work . . .
I got here early to check out Matt Freeman's show at the Pretentious Festival and it was indeed the most fucking pretentious thing I've ever seen. I'm not sure if he secretly loves Sarah Ruhl or totally resents her, but the show was really funny. Well done Freeman!
Crossposted at Mr. Excitement News
According to legend, My Current Employer has a dressing room somewhere that has one of those state of the art Japanese Musical Toilets... you know, the ones with the bidet setting?
Oh the Glamour!
Is anyone listening to me?
Is anyone looking at me?
Is anyone bothering about me at all?”
I've brought a helium tank and some white balloons. Also at the workshop booth there will be a supply of string, scotch tape, post-it notes, and toy soldiers, if need be.
Think about the airborne corporeal posts you should send. Statistics have shown that this technique of blogging with helium balloons provides as many readers as modern blogging methods do.
I tied this soldier to the Great White with scotch tape and Captain Ahab's last words.
"Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!"