VIDEO | In Provincetown, a site-specific workshop re-imagining of “In the Summer House” by Jane Bowles

This post offers two videos. First, a video excerpt of the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival’s workshop production of In the Summer House (Act 2). At the end of this post is a video recording of the post-performance conversation I moderated with the show’s director David Kaplan. Read More

REPRESENT ASIAN | Self-taught jazz pianist Vijay Iyer: a professorship, a MacArthur Fellow and an A4 honoree

Vijay Iyer is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. In January 2014, Iyer will join the Harvard University Department of Music as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts. Meanwhile Iyer will be honored at the Asian American Arts Alliance’s 31st Anniversary Gala Benefit, which will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at TriBeCa Rooftop. Read More

INTERVIEW Part 2 | From the Edge: Active Searching & The Value of the Prague Quadrennial

“These events, on a practical level, raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of good creative design. They affirm the professionalism and creativity of outstanding designers and theater architects. And these events have demonstrated an economic impact to the countries that host them.” Read More

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 3 | A Ripple Effect

The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Well, here it is, friends—the final installment of the Randy Gener trilogy.  Thank you for tuning in this week to read Randy’s words, and many thanks to Mr. Gener… Read More

Filipino photographer transforms pain, sorrow and erotic sensuality of Christian icons to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS

The 20 photographs that comprise Niccolo Cosme’s exhibit, on view at the Philippine Center in New York from August 28 to September 7, 2012, contain messages about HIV and AIDS. Yet in a sense they place a halo of aesthetics and sensuality at the center of Cosme’s Christian-based iconography. Read More

Dutch composer JacobTV remixes images of democracy, world leaders, global media into musical “News” commentary

PITTSBURGH: “The rules of democracy are under pressure,” states the Dutch avant-pop composer JacobTV. “Our government makes decisions without asking the parliament for permission. The Dutch government bailed out corporations and paid too much money. Everything in the world is changing right now. In a way, that has always been the case, but I think we… Read More

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 1 | From The Edge

IT’S PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL WEEK on Postcards from the Inge! Randy agreed to talk with me about the PQ, and there’s so much in this interview I want to share with you that I’m going to post it in three parts, so look for the second installment here and the third installment here. Read More

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 2 | Active Searching & The Value of the Prague Quadrennial

The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Here is the second installment of my interview with Randy Gener, curatorial adviser and co-creator of the USA national pavilion “From the Edge,” about the Prague Quadrennial.  I’ve included… Read More

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 3 | A Ripple Effect

“The future is increasingly becoming hyper-local and immersive. The designers of the future will have to provide valuable insights into how, why and where we create new performance environments. They will determine the shape of theatre architecture to come. What’s the matter with Kansas if it cannot see that the techniques of illusion shape our reality, and not the other way around?” Read More

Click here to listen to American singer-composer Meredith Monk speak on music, voice and spiritual practices

Meredith Monk, Musical America’s 2012 Composer of the Year, was recently interviewed on American Public Media. The conversation airs nationally this weekend, February 18 and 19. You may also listen to the entire interview by visiting this link: http://onbeing.org/programs/2012/meredith-monk/ Read More

Curators speak out about the thrills, challenges of staging national exhibitions of design in Prague

In a wide-ranging conversation with a number of national curators from various countries, RANDY GENER reports on the thrills, challenges and obstacles of putting up national exhibits at the Prague Quadrennial. Read More

Rachel in Wonderland: Interview with playwright Craig Lucas on “Reckless” as a hallucinatory Christmas fable

In an interview he granted exclusively for Applause magazine, Craig Lucas recuses himself from addressing how a Denver Center Theater Company revival of Reckless might speak to our 21st century concerns. “You’re asking me,” Lucas says, in response to my impertinent question, “to assess audiences and society, as opposed to my individual engagement with themes… Read More