Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
PITTSBURGH Noted Australian Festival artistic director Robyn Archer will lecture on "Setting Context for the Contemporary Arts in Australia" on Monday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in the Philip Chosky Theatre on Carnegie Mellon's campus. The talk will provide valuable background to the wonderful array of Australian performing arts companies who will visit Pittsburgh this fall as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Australia Festival. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In addition, Archer will offer master classes and conduct workshops with music theatre students at Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama during the first week in October.
Archers classes and workshops coincide with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trusts Australia Festival, which will include six weeks of performances throughout the city in October and November.
She is an artist who has moved beyond her discipline to become a remarkable intellectual and creative force. Any time I've seen Robyn's work either in concert in her life as a performer of political cabaret, or giving a keynote speech at an international conference I have never been less than thoroughly engaged and stimulated, said Elizabeth Bradley, head of the School of Drama.
Archer has a varied background as a performer and author. She is a singer and composer of many songs and works that have been staged around the world. Many of her original pieces are in the spirit of German Cabaret, a form that flourished in pre-World War II Germany. Her play, Architektin, will be staged in 2008.
For me, the definition of art is almost that it doesn't have any audience, because its highly original and creative. You don't know what it is, and so, in a way, for real art, the measure of your audience is impossible. Lets just look at the clichéd example of Van Gogh. There was no audience, no buyer, and yet he is now recognized as one of the great artists, so the same applies today, Archer said in a 2002 interview on the Austrian television program INSIGHT.
Archer is in demand as artistic director for festivals in Europe, Australia and North America. She served as director of both the Adelaide and Melbourne festivals in Australia and is the international artistic advisor to Toronto's Luminato Festival. She has also given many keynote speeches, including the 2006 Menzies Lecture in London. The University of Western Australia Press will publish her keynote speeches in 2008. Archers biography is online at http://www.robynarcher.com.au/100_home.php.
Next Monday, during the Conservatory Hour we have a special guest lecture entitled "Setting
Context for the Contemporary Arts in
In the Chosky 5:00-6:00pm Monday, Oct. 1
I have attached a press release for more information on Ms. Archer. She will be spending some time with some of the classes in the
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
We are a BAT theatre and we offer EMC credit. Rehearsals start on March 25th and the show will run through May 18th.
Production assistant will assist the Stage Manager in the rehearsal process and be run crew back stage during performances, which will include wardrobe duties. Pay is hourly.
Please respond, via: e-mail, fax or snail, with resume and references to:
Jedd de Lucia
Marin Theater Company
397 miller Avenue
Mill valley, CA 94941
fax: (415) 388-5200 x3307
In the RAUH Studio Theater - Junior Performance Projects!
There are always two projects played per night -
Wednesday September 26th and Thursday September 27th :
IN THEIR OWN WORDS & 110 IN THE SHADE play together
Friday September 28th and Saturday September 29th :
THE MOLIERE PROJECT & THE WHITE DEVIL play together
Showtime is 7pm. There will be one intermission between the two projects that evening.
So please come along and support the Junior MT/Acting year in four unique and challenging pieces.
Zombies From Beyond - Just about every sci-fi B-movie from the '50s and '60s is mashed together in this loving spoof.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Conservatory Hour: Equitable Workplace Discussion
This session is REQUIRED for all students new to the School of Drama this year, including graduate students.
We will be meeting in the Chosky from 5:00 to 6:00
ed note - RATED R - NSFW! - db
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
"Call him the gray beard of the avant garde, the veteran, the gray hair. That might seem a contradiction in terms, but not for Jed Allen Harris, who embodies other apparent contradictions as well."