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THEATER COMMENTARY | Viewing Jane Bowles and her “In the Summer House” through the prism of Tennessee Williams

THEATER COMMENTARY | Viewing Jane Bowles and her “In the Summer House” through the prism of Tennessee Williams

You’ve likely not heard of Jane Bowles, but she wrote a cock-eyed, mesmerizing play that was one of the signal achievements of postwar American drama. It’s right up there with the classic works of Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, late Eugene O’Neill, Lillian Hellman, and Sam Shepard. This post is about Jane Bowles’s unjustly neglected play: “In the Summer House.” Continue reading

Movie Review:  Theatre Svoboda, a documentary film by Jakub Hejna

Movie Review: Theatre Svoboda, a documentary film by Jakub Hejna

THEATRE SVOBODA (DIVADLO SVOBODA) Czech Republic, 2011 98 Min, Color DIRECTOR: Jakub Hejna PRODUCER: Jiří Konečný SCREENPLAY: Jakub Hejna, Barbora Příhodová DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jiří Chod CAST Josef Svoboda EDITOR Jakub Hejna MUSIC Anthony Phillips The most riveting scene of Theatre Svoboda — the feature-length documentary film about the famous Czech scenographer Josef Svoboda — takes place … Continue reading

When Spectacle kisses the lips of Intimacy — Intersection hits the European road after Prague

When Spectacle kisses the lips of Intimacy — Intersection hits the European road after Prague

PRAGUE:  In Intersection, pairs of distant lovers could be spotted giving each other tight embraces inside a structure of 30 white boxes. Theater hooked up with Visual Arts. Scenography cuddled with Installation. Architecture submitted to the caprices and desires of Public Space. Spectacle kissed Intimacy’s lips. During the 11 days of the Prague Quadrennial for Performance … Continue reading

Randy Gener leads American musical theater conference in Romania

“Musical Theatre in the USA: American Musical Elements – From Page to Stage” Organized and Moderated by Randy Gener Featuring Michael John LaChiusa and Jose Llana Tuesday, 9th of November 2010 within the International Festival for Musical Performing Arts “Life is Beautiful” 3rd edition Bucharest, Romania BUCHAREST — Randy Gener‘s conference entitled “Musical Theatre in the USA: … Continue reading

A TV Interview for Filipinas Magazine Show

A TV Interview for Filipinas Magazine Show

NEW YORK CITY:  On May 23, 2009, the “Filipinas Magazine Show” came to New York City to interview me in New York City. Why? That month, I became the first Asian American and Filipino American to win the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, the highest accolade for dramatic criticism in the United States. The ceremony took … Continue reading