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Act II, Scene 1: H Street NE, Enter Ari Roth with Mosaic Theater Company

The Washington Post: Ari Roth, fired 10 months ago as Theater J’s artistic director, is already making his next entrance on the D.C. scene as the founder of the Mosaic Theater Company of DC, with a $1.6 million budget, a full season of plays and 38 actors.

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Back To The Future inspires German Theater

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American Theatre Magazine: It’s Back to the Future day, when Doc Brown and Marty (and Marty’s girlfriend, Jennifer) come in from 1985.  The film trilogy has inspired social commentary in Germany’s theaters.

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Colorize Thy World: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Bard

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There’s a modern myth stating that modern audiences won’t appreciate art unless it’s created in modern technology.  The art must be accessible to the audience.  So films are colorized.  Or recropped for a widescreen.  Or re-released in 3-D. So says the modern myth. Imagine we needed to repaint the Sistine Chapel because Michelangelo didn’t have Prussian or cobalt blue on his palette.  Ridiculous, right?  Painting ...

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Emerson College President Responds to Boston’s Colonial Theatre Protests

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Playbill.com: Lee Pelton, president of the Emerson College in Boston, used an Oct. 18 column in the Boston Globe to defend plans to repurpose the historic Colonial Theatre, Boston’s oldest continually-running theatre, which is owned by Emerson.  The idea has not been well-received.

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SOLD! Boston University Ending Partnership with Huntington Theatre

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Playbill: On the eve of a potential hit in its upcoming all-star Confederacy of Dunces, Tony-Winning Huntington Theatre Company has learned that it is losing its main supporter – Boston University, which plans to put one of the troupe’s theatres up for sale, according to The Boston Globe. “Neither BU nor the Huntington have the resources it will take to renovate and modernize the BU ...

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OSF Launches Three-Year Shakespeare Translation Commissioning Project

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OSF: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today the launch of a 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time OSF patron Dave Hitz’s passion for Shakespeare, the project is led by Lue Morgan Douthit, OSF’s director of literary development and dramaturgy. http://bit.ly/1JT4DPt

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Elephant Theatre Co. in Hollywood Bids Farewell, For Now at Least

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LA Times: The Elephant Theatre Co. in Hollywood has ceased operations and its members are considering their options following the recent sale of the company’s longtime home on Santa Monica Boulevard, leaders said in recent interviews.  The award-winning company, which has built a reputation for championing new American plays, is the latest casualty on Hollywood’s Theatre Row. http://lat.ms/1iaO38u

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When the Audience Phones It In

Why are you here? This is not one of the metaphysical questions Gauguin painted.  It is a very direct question.  You are, after all, seated in a theater and waiting for the show to begin. So. Back to the question: Why are you here? Is it because you know someone in the show?  A roommate?  A friend?  Perhaps your orientationally-appropriate partner wanted to see this ...

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Elephant On The Move

For the last sixteen years, The Lillian Theatre has been home to The Elephant Theatre Company, in addition to housing hundreds of other groups and companies, putting up multiple award winning World, West Coast, and Los Angeles Premieres, and gaining a reputation as one of the most sought after venues in Southern California.  Now that’s all going away. The Elephant Theatre Company is producing its ...

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