Spiderwomens theare devising process: story weaving Map of lighting fixtures in the theatre (light plot) 50 50 20 20: womnes theatre thing for 100th aniversiry of suffrage Anna Deveare Smith (verbatim theatre, performs barefoot)The hunter heartbeat method (series of drama games to played by autistic cats) Strike (the dismantling of a play) Antoinette perry (toni named after her) In dahomy (first musical written and performed entirely by nogs) Module 13 Penumbra Theatre Company Lou Bellamy (Founder and Co-director) launched career of August Wilson, african american plays Penumbra: eclipse, calls attention to things overlooked, not acknowledged 2014-15 season: Womansong, celebrates women Lynn Nottage: By the way meet Vera Stark (struggles of african american actress) Education and Outreach (2015 discussed ferguson) El teatro Campesino: Luis Valdez artistic director 5 year strike for united farm workers Agitpop agenga (agitation and propaganda) Original comic strips (commedia dell’arte) Actos (short one-act plays) raised national awareness about the plight of low paid workers Celebrated 50th anniversary, dedicated to performance that addresses the chicano american experience East West Players: Tim Dang, artistic director A theatre which allowed asian american actors to play roles not type cast for asians Did Steel Magnolias (a group of white southern women) cast with asian women, but same play
Public Theatre Color Blind Casting Hamlet with Andre Braugher as Claudius Horatio as black kevin kerry Andre Shields as tiresias in Bachae Cat on a hot tin roof: all black cast August Osage County Phylicia Rashad as violet Some think colorblind casting goes too far More of an issue in more realistic plays Non Traditional Casting (gender) Shakespeare’s julius caesar with an all female cast Spiderwoman Theater Feminist Theatre Native American Theatre group Offers training Have you ever been to Chillicothe, Ohio? Chillicothe is the home of the outdoor drama Tecumseh! a play by Allen W. Eckert about the life of Tecumseh, the Native American leader of the Shawnee tribe who grew up in what is now the state of Ohio. Tecumseh!has been playing at the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, which was specially built for the show, since 1973. Outdoor drama is a genre, a type of historical play set outdoors that celebrates the history of that particular geographical location. Tecumseh, for instance, was born along the Scioto River near present-day Chillicothe, where the outdoor drama Tecumseh! is performed. Another example of outdoor drama is Paul Green's Trumpet in the Land about Moravian minister David Zeisberger who hoped to establish Ohio's first settlement. Trumpet in the Land is performed in the
Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre in New Philadelphia, Ohio, which is, to quote the website, "the same hills from which this story is born." Below, a profile about Tecumseh!