Howdy all and welcome back to Unknown Playwrights!
This week’s link dump is brought to you by German-language posters for A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
A First Nations playwright dissects Germany’s fascination with indigenous North Americans (and Winnetou plays).
1989 was the greatest year in musical history (because of Balm in Gilead)
How plot represents the protagonist’s personality. Playwright Chelsea Frandsen explains.
Kankurang (Gambian participatory theatre)
Should schools perform Shakespeare if they’re not learning Shakespeare? Does the mountain need the storm?
Creating a class or cast contract. Interesting approach.
Interview with Estonian theatre director Barbara Lehtna
Lithuanian-American life in the early 20th Century (included radio theatre)
Namibian filmmaker Oshosheni Hiveluah passed away (she started in theatre)
Theatre Rennaissance man Mack Dugger (with a cameo by Lady Gaga)
American playwright in Finland runs into Day of the Dead women
Getting your play from page to stage in the City of Angels: A Resource Guide
A playwright asks if ego gets a seat at the table
Wait, LaBute wrote a play about Trump? Talk about dramatic irony.
Greenlandic traditions (including one revived by a theatre group in the 1970s)
The National Theatre of Greenland gets a 4.7 on Facebook.
A West Virginian take on that Little Mermaid LIVE thing.
A Ukrainian Canadian play sold out in 2019
Old news, but Russia and Ukraine were having a hissy fit over Bulgakov once.
The best theatre production companies in Toronto. Would your feelings be hurt if you weren’t on this list? Do theatre companies have feelings?
This week in Spanish oldies, we have a cover version of Let the Sunshine in (which originated in the musical Hair).