A guest series by Bonnie Baldini, Production Dramaturg
This Week: A discussion with David Girard
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo opens tonight! Among the excitement, it is only fitting to receive the insight of director David Girard. The insight into the production process he shared with me did not come from one sit down meeting. Rather, it is an accumulation of discoveries through conversations we have had since the beginning of the process to create such a rewarding piece.
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo designers tackle a unique project by Deneia Washington Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, the Pulitzer Prize nominated drama by Rajiv Joseph about the early days of the Iraqi War, is set to hit the Adrienne Theater in Center City in September and all behind-the-scenes personnel, including graduate students John Eddy and Liz Phillips, have been hard at work formulating ideas that capture and enhance director David Girard’s vision for this production fo
Temple Theaters’ produces a world premiere drama on bullying
Temple Theaters concludes its 2013–2014 season with a groundbreaking new drama, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. Adapted and directed by Douglas C. Wager, associate dean of the Division of Theater, Film and Media arts, it is based on a pioneering book of the same name by Rachel Simmons, an author and educator.
Cast discusses the importance of the plays in YouTube videos The cast of the The Brother/Sister Plays recently recorded a few videos about the trilogy in Annenberg Hall's TV Studio. Edward Mawere, Jaela Cheek-Lomax, and Jared Corbin Manders spoke about the characters, the themes, and the impact of these pivotal plays by 2013 MacArthur Foundation awardee Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Designer takes on the challenge of designing one set for three shows
By Luis Fernando Rodriguez
The designers of The Brother/Sister Plays were given the extra task of not designing one, but three shows in this mainstage trilogy. The Rehearsal Room caught up with set designer, and third year MFA candidate, Cat Johnson to see what the process has been like for her and what challenges she’s faced in tying all three shows together.