Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Howdy all. Welcome back to Unknown Playwrights. This link dump is coming in a tad late, but better late than never. It’s probably Wednesday somewhere in this galaxy.

It is brought to you by non-English posters of Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra.

Madrid, 2006.
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Oldenburg, Germany 1993.
Munich, 2006.
Somewhere in Germany
Swabia, Germany. 1970
Greece 2003.
Korea 2019.

A complete ordered list of 1990s musicals.

Dutch-German cabaret superstar Sven Ratzke

A play about when Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin worked together.

A revolutionary Iraqi theatre group

A musical about Fidel Castro

Beyond visual dance in Belgium.

A German play in Brooklyn with English subtitles

One woman’s relationship with props

Humans of Broadway

Wicked’s DJ Plunkett speaks

The genesis of a script by Chelsea Frandsen

Playwright David Hansen teaches us about revision

Beginners’ mistakes in playwriting

The student guide to playwriting

The post-dramatic turn in German theatre

HowIRound is hiring

Playwright Inda Craig-Galván gives an interview.

Akin Salawu’s interview

Charlotte Higgins updates us.

Contemporary Israeli theatre

International exposure of Israeli theatre

Is Israel’s most famous playwright too political for his own country?

Brazilian playwright Newton Moreno gets another translation

When methodologies meld in Barcelona

Playwright John Ford

Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre without Shakespeare? Yes, please.

Expat theatre in Korea

When playwriting becomes activism: Nelson Diaz-Marcano

Puerto Rico, representation and activism

Art and politics in Interwar Romania

Korean Theatre of Musical Comedy in Kazakhstan

We need inclusivity in Québécois theatre

And finally, here’s James Brown covering Hank Williams’ Your Cheatin’ Heart.




Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Hello everyone and Happy New Year’s! This week’s link dump is brought to you by posters of Shakespeare’s King John.

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King of England and Diamonds.



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Poland, 2018
New Zealand, 1997
Ireland, 2018. Showing the side effects of Brexit and Trumpism.
Mónica Maffía presenta el Rey Juan en Auditorio Losada
Buenos Aires, 2016.
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Folger Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Compay, 2006
Royal Shakespeare Company, 2012.
Globe Theatre, 2015. “I give no charters.”

The murder of playwright Joe Orton.

The theatrical artist’s guide to self-care

When the theatre blogger makes his own awards. How badass is that?

Hagiographic piece on Caryl Churchill

Chicagoan of the Year in theatre: Miguel Cervantes

Weirdest Theatre Stories of the Decade

Goodbye, Jerry Herman

3 Small things that impact your voice

Badmouthing one’s directors on Facebook not encouraged…

A brand new theatre company for multicultural audiences

The Greatest Play in the History of the World?

We should give Nigerian Theatre more credit (duh)

Can theatre restore Nigeria’s dying heritage?

A Nigerian play makes its US debut in Philly

Historical Overview of Theatre in Ghana

A one-woman Iraqi show attacking the patriarchy

Theatre as therapy in Iraq

Diasporic theatre from Iraq

Greek tragedy meets 21st Century Japan

Zimbwean singer/dancer/actor Dalma Chiwereva

Translating theatre as performative translation

Translating theatre to and from the Arab world.

Stage Manager 101

Tech tips for small theatre companies

Vancouver’s very own Erin Palm

The Muppets Christmas Carol should be a Broadway show (and so should my play)

The theatre nerds gotta get fit

Algerian actors touring the US

Gulf Theatre needs more freedom, says Kuwaiti playwright

Kuwaiti Drama Museum

A play about “a relationship so off-limits, it’s enticing, so enticing, it’s horrifying

That’s it for this week’s link dump. For those of you who wanted Korean Moog synthesizer hits of the 1970s, we can quench that thirst right here:



Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Howdy. It’s Christmas and I’m half-dead from the flu, but the show MUST go on. This week’s link dump is brought to you by theatre posters of Aphra Behn plays.

The Rover, somewhere in Canada.
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Here is a play ABOUT Aphra Behn and Nell Gwyn. If you’re gonna be a female playwright, you may as well be a libertine.
The Emperor of the Moon (in Miami)
Toronto. The Rover.
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That time Aphra Behn went on Indiegogo.
2019 must’ve been The Rover’s year.In a hidden room.


The Rover

So I’m super-duper sick. There are plenty more Behn osters out there, but this week you’ll have to find them yourselves. So sick.

Playwright Chiara Atik really likes TripAdvisor

The year 2011 argues for minimalism in set design

Playwright Frank Wedekind got in trouble a lot

The Fall of the House of Usher play cut the story’s twists  ¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯

The Building Blocks of Consent

Groundhog Day, the Musical is a thing

The Broadway costumes of Sutton Foster

A play about indoor soccer

Some info about Aphra Behn

More Aphra Behn

Even more about Behn

UK theatres still suck at female playwrights getting produced

Sexism in theatre

15 female playwrights you should know

The lot for female playwrights worsens

Polish playwriting knocks the directors down a notch or two

An Experimental Production of Stanisław Wyspiański’s Daniel

Polish plays on the British stage

Contemporary Rwandan theatre

Burundi: Theatre & Reconciliation

Traditional Thai performing arts

Keeping traditional theatre alive in Sierra Leone

A theatre started by Sierra Leoneans in DC

Theatre in Sierra Leone in 1980

Liberia gets a private theatre

A Tongan theatre group

A young Tongan playwright doing well

Tartuffe goes to LA

African Americans on Broadway

The father of Chicano theatre

The rise and fall of Dadaism

And in this week’s foreign cover version…here are Indonesians Sandra Sanger, Marini and the Steps with Angel of the Morning…



Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Hello everyone! This week’s link dump features reviews of various stage incarnations of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It is brought to you by posters of the same.

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Scary AF in Texas
Dallas is still creepy…
Still in Texas
When AutozoZone sponsors your Xmas play
At Milagro…
Kingston, Ontario

On Broadway

Magic at the Old Vic

New Brunswick

A first-timer reviews an Austin production

With a twist

Meanwhile in DC

An immersive carol

The immersive dinner theatre version

Green Bay

In the LBC

Set in the 1940s

Haunting and immersive in Masssachusetts

In Sacramento

The hip-hop version

Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol in Hawaii

A Christmas Carol – CANCELLED

Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol

A Cape Town Carol

Dickens’ great-great-great grand-daughter talks Xmas Carol

Surviving seven different LA productions of the show

A super mega-racist Christmas Carol in Utah

A one man Carol

Meanwhile in San Diego

In Dorset…

This New Mexico production closed 2 weeks before Xmas. Scrooges…

An Adobe Christmas Carol

A limp Christmas Carol

Satire in SD

In Maryland

A Xmas Cuento Remix gets a mixed review

Same play, different town

And that wraps up our roundup of reviews of A Christmas Carol. And for this week’s edition of nihilistic Christmas covers, here’s The Manhatten Love Suicides with Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer:



Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Hello world and welcome back to Unknown Playwrights and the Wednesday Link Dump!

This week’s link dump is brought to you by posters of Don Zolidis‘ hilarious comedy Game of Tiaras.

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From Wyoming.


Nifty little poster set from Houston.
In Georgia. The kind of poster you just wanna stand next to and get your picture taken.
The Czech Republic.


Actors in Utah show walk after alleged sexist and racist behavior (with an AWESOME photo of the set vandalism)

The same basic story, except at a theatre blog and they scratched out the naughty word

Aristotle and his elements

How to get drama students to answer questions in class. Good luck!

Western meets Bollywood (only in Auckland)

James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac

A play with a cast of 800

A visit to London’s Cervates Theatre

The relevence of a play from 415 BC.

You gotta do your research

When a negative review helps you.

A playwright confronts her childhood and visits The Drama Bookshop.

Apparently there’s a play entitled Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner

When theatremakers get pregnant.

When pop culture becomes high art.

Mozart by way of Cape Town

Pushing the boundaries of the craft in Johannesburg

Why TV is so much more worse than theatre.

The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project is as awesome as it sounds

When you get an Indonesian play named after Satan.

Translating October Fūrin

Translating Western plays for a japanese audience

Tales of the theatre surtitler

Meanwhile in 2014: Should surtitles go?

Exploring theatre translation in Argentina

Breaking into theatre translation

Welcome to the Welsh theatre translation app

Theatre, translation and internships

Catalan drama in translation

The great Don Zolidis tells us the essentials of teaching playwriting

Interview with playwright Sandy Asher

And that’s it for this week’s link dump. In this week’s edition of Korean oldies, here’s a fun version of Washington Square:




Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Welcome back to Unknown Playwrights. This week’s all-Brecht link dump is brought to you by posters for Bertolt Brecht’s play Mother Courage and her Children.

Aussie production, 1992. Did you know Eric Bentley is still alive???
Polish production, 1968.
A Mexican production.
Mother Courage poster
Scottish production. A lot of posters use the wagon motif.
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East German production, 1981.
Brazil, 2014. Still with the wagon. 
New Zealand, ’14. It’s like that Obama poster and the poster for Private Benjamin had a baby. With Patton watching.
She’s angry because she’s in Kokkola, Finland.
Indonesian adaptation from 2013.



A little bit about Brecht

Shakespeare, Brecht and Galileo

Learning from Bertolt Brecht

Brecht: Contradictions as a Method

Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life

The theatre according to Brecht

Tales of Mr. Keuner by…Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht’s plays

The Quest for Bertolt Brecht (I hope it’s epic!)

Baal in New York (hehe)

Kushner translates Brecht

Brecht’s Antigone

Some of his unfinished works.

His literary devices.

There is an International Brecht Society.It has a blog.

In Auckland.

Brecht in Practice

Yeah, I wish high schools would produce Mother Courage, too.

Making the familiar strange

Mother Courage in Cairo

The Caucasian Chalk Circle in LA

A very unusual Brecht-inspired art project in Augsburg.

Lynn Nottage’s adaptation of Mother Courage

Christmas 2014 offered a Bertolt Brecht doll.

Seems they don’t have it now, but maybe if you ask nicely…


That time Frida Kahlo wrote down the German lyrics to Brecht’s Mack the Knife. It seems the image of Kahlo’s diary is gone, so here it is:

Kahlo’s diary. 

Speaking of diaries, American playwright David Hansen shares an old journal entry regarding a Brecht play.

Possibly the most arrogant director ever stages a terrible preview for Mother Courage.

BTW, the Guardian’s drama blog was smoking Prozac back in May 2008:

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Don’t bash BrechtWhy Brecht is best and Time for curtain to fall on Brecht all appeared with 8 days of each other. Weird.

That time a high school theatre in Namibia performed Brecht.

And now it’s music time…

German actress-singer with Mackie Messer from 1963:


Indonesian singer Ermy Kulit with Mack the Knife:


American operatic soprano Angel Blue sings Surabaya Johnny.


That’s it for now.

Posters/Wednesday Link Dump

Wednesday Link Dump

Welcome back to Unknown Playwrights. This week’s link dump is brought to you by posters and programs from Caridad Svich plays, because playwright-translators don’t get the respect they deserve.

From a staged reading in ’92.
Twelve Ophelias, NYC. ’04
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Pretty badass art for an Albertan production of Svich’s translation, 2014.
2001 production in Ohio.
An adaptation of Alvarez’ novel in 2013.
Pretty wild art for a play with a killer title, 2012.



Caridad Svich on her play Guapa

Resistance and Change in Caridad Svich’s Town Hall

Traveling Master Caridad Svich in Virginia

Caridad Svich on translating Henry VIII into contemporary English

Caridad Svich ruminates on night

Making Theatre is a Spiritual Endeavor for Caridad Svich

BP sucks, Caridad Svich-style

Medea’s Sons by Caridad Svich

Another take on the above

Caridad Svich goes to the airport

Caridad Svich takes on gun violence

A choreographer’s take on Svich’s play with the coolest title

A conversation with Caridad Svich

Podcast interview with Caridad Svich, featuring some wild synths at the beginning

Svich talks adapting Allende and Sajtinac

An actress really, really liked Svich’s take on Henry VIII

Svich’s adaptation of Allende gets performances in English and Spanish…in England

Svich’s stage as utopia

Interview with a Philly outlet

Caridad Svich interviews again

Resiliency in Theatre

Another interview

Archipelago: the Interview

And to end this week’s link dump, here is a song she served as librettist for: