Howdy one and all! Welcome back to Unknown Playwrights! This week’s link dump is brought to you by posters for August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.
Interview with a chorus member in the Met Opera’s Porgy & Bess.
Lessons from Kathak (a classical dance form from Northern India)
Should theatres produce Neil LaBute? (Umm, no they shouldn’t)
How to establish a playwriting career (it’s possible?)
Interview with the founder of a Byelorussian theatre
The transformation of the concept of power in a very important wayang work.
Relevance in Contemporary Theatre
A powerful one-word monologue from a performer-playwright based in Botswana
Is activist performance an empty gesture?
A kabuki production from 2015.
Shakespeare’s use of orisons.
A ten year collaboration between a London theatre and a Gaza theatre.
Interview with NYC-based Israeli playwright Stav Palti-Negev
What can artists do when faced with the insanity of the American political process?
The Godfather of Zimbabwean theatre passes away.
Is Cantonese Opera making a comeback in Hong Kong?
Death of a Driver makes its Utah premiere.
A theatre performance that will probably never make its Utah premiere. Title is “Get On Your Knees”
Fueling American theatre with Latinx Plays (yes, please)
Eugenie Chan adapted an ancient Greek story.
A female playwright uses mixed media to honor female playwrights.
A playwright tells us about the culture of privilege
That time an Azerbaijani actress got executed. Any guesses if Stalin was behind it?
Palestinian-Irish playwright Hannah Khalil tells us it’s becoming impossible to make a living writing plays
This Malaysian play has a pretty cool title (Atomic Jaya). Great interview ith the author.
What characters do to the writer…for fun.
Four historical sites for great Italian theatre!
And for the week in Korean oldies, we bring you a 1939 version of “Sing Sing Sing.”