Posts by: geawill

When Theatre and Government Collide (A situation in Budapest)

If a theatre company exhibits racist tendencies, should the government be allowed to intervene? Its something we don’t really think about right now in the U.S., as far as I know. If a theatre were racist, I  would hope that it would simply get little to no support and subsequently tank. But in Hungary right […]

IN CHARACTER: The Genius of a Facilitator!

I think often about how as actors and dramaturgs, the work that we do is not often recognized outside the scope of the theatre. If you are a soccer player, it is evident that you have physical skill, if you are a (lucky) author, you can hold your work in your hands, as can a […]

The Theology of Theatre

I was raised in a Christian home (Episcopalian, to be exact) and since I can remember, the crux of my faith and relationship to God has been creative. I explore my personal theology of the gospel and faith in the divine through creative mediums, most notably, theatre. I do not mean to say that every […]

“The House of Yes” From Stage to Screen: Lost in translation?

The House of Yes by Wendy Macleod is arguably my favorite play. I first read the script  when I was 16 years old, and I have loved it (and carried it on me) ever since. At that time I became aware of the 1997 film adaptation directed by Mark Waters, but never watched it until […]

“Goodbye, God. I’m going to Bodie.”

I present to you (In my estimation) a dramaturgical FEAST: Three-hundred and sixty-one miles, six hours, fifty-four minutes from Los Angeles, California… Bordering the Sierra National forrest and Yosemite National Park: A town founded in 1860, abandoned by 1941… Approximately 150 structures “maintained in arrested decay…” ……..Welcome to your stage. Bodie, California was a gold-mining […]

Anne Carson’s “Nox”

Anne Carson’s book, Nox, may be considered an exploration of grief through translation. This is my best grasp at defining an undefinable work. Like the act of translation itself, in trying to find a definition of this work to post for you, I could discover no “one-to-one” correlation between mediums I am familiar with as a […]

The Fuzzy Line of Responsibility

I don’t have an answer, but I can share my confusion. Check out the link I have provided after you read the post. Inevitably, it raises more questions: “To give up the use of the rod is to give up our views of human nature, God, eternity.” — To Train up a Child by Michael Pearl. […]

The Phantom Tollbooth

I’ve surprised myself by not yet posting anything about theatre specifically geared towards children. I am usually (as I mentioned earlier in the whale post) deeply disturbed by the lack of intellect and imagination in children’s theatre that I have experienced. During the summer I run a theatre camp for children in my town, and […]

Guerilla Manifestos

The Urban Speaker was a public art instillation in Tompkins Square Park in New York City  in October of 2010. The peice was conceived and built by Carlos J. Gomez. In installing the Urban Speaker, Gomez hoped to explore “… the possibilities of urban media spaces created by the introduction of telecommunication and interactive technologies […]

My Tehran For Sale

Marzieh Vafamehr was sentenced to 90 lashes and one year in prison this Saturday, following her starring role in My Tehran For Sale,which cast her native country of Iran in a “negative light.” Covertly filmed in 2009 in Iran and produced in Australia, My Tehran For Sale premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is […]

Antigone and Amanda

We spoke in class about coming to terms with Antigone’s decision to give her life in order to uphold her brother’s honor- which is right? To die for a cause, or to live and fight for it covertly? Today while perusing CNN news, I clicked on the update of the now infamous Amanda Knox Murder trial, […]

Theatre Outside Verbal Description?

You knew it wouldn’t be long before I did a blog post about whales, but before you discount this as the ravings of a marine lunatic, please, good friends, read on. To me the things that pull at my heart and conscience (such as life in the ocean) are inextricably linked to what I must […]

Give a Girl Some “Wiggle Room”….

In a rush to check my morning e-mail, something stopped me: an add on my yahoo news about an American Apparel ad campaign scandal. Until the moment I read that article I didn’t believe that owning a pair of American Apparel leggings and being a feminist were facts about myself that would, on this fateful […]