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A St. Lawrence University theater professor spent part of this month in Australia using theater to address bullying in schools. SLU Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead is the author of the...
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May 01, 2008 — Some of the top performance poets in the country will be at Bluseed Studios in Saranac Lake tonight. Nationally acclaimed poets Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens and Patricia Smith will take the stage to share their favorite poems out loud. These slam poetry champs push and blur boundaries between music, art, theater and literature. Tonight's free event (8 pm) is sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing. Todd Moe spoke with poet Roger Bonair-Agard. Go to full article
Feb 13, 2008 — The Long Lake Bearfoot Players' season opener this weekend is a mystery/comedy 1940s radio show. "The Man with Bogart's Face" will be performed Friday and Saturday nights (8 pm) and Sunday afternoon (1 pm) at the Long Lake Town Hall. Todd Moe talks with co-director Natalie Cottington about the community theater production. Go to full article
Dec 26, 2007 — Referred to by some as the ruby in the crown of Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth is a vivid portrait of ambition and betrayal. A new production of the classic opens next month at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Peter Hinton, now in his second year as Artistic Director of the English Theatre at the NAC, is directing the show. NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng caught up with Hinton recently at his office in Ottawa to talk about his theatre craft and directing Macbeth in a 20th century context. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2007 — The Clifton-Fine senior class play focuses on the wit and wisdom of small lives with big meanings this weekend. The play is based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling book of essays, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It was an instant classic in early 90's. Todd Moe spoke with two cast members about how the play reflects the truth in everyday life. Go to full article
Oct 24, 2007 — The American Shakespeare Center On Tour is at St. Lawrence University this week with performances of "The Taming of the Shrew", "Henry V" and "The Merchant of Venice". The group, based in Virginia, performs Shakespeare with the house lights on -- shattering the "fourth wall" between actors and the audience. ASC actors Chris Johnston and Chris Seiler stopped by our studios for a chat with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Oct 11, 2007 — A community theatre group in the Adirondacks is putting the finishing touches on their fall production. Neil Simon's "Fools" opens Friday, October 19 (7:30 pm) at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. "Fools" is a comic fable set in a small Russian village. Simon's fools aren't just bumbling clowns, but good-natured people who know that they shouldn't be this way, and that their idiocy is the result of a curse. They hire a schoolmaster to come and lift the curse by educating the daughter of the family that originally received the brunt of the curse. Todd Moe talks with some of the cast and director Colleen Doyle. Go to full article
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Oct 03, 2007 — A group of young actors has begun another season of intensive classical theatre training at the Stratford Festival's conservatory. They'll take classes on voice, movement, music and song. Earlier this summer, NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng visited the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, and spoke with actor Raquel Duffy. She's a new member of the acting company. They talked about life at Stratford for young actors including whether they get to choose their theatrical roles. Go to full article
Sep 13, 2007 — NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng recently attended the grand opening of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre in Ottawa, the new home of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. The sleek glass-and-metal building will accommodate theatre, dance and music. And it's being hailed as Canada's most environmentally friendly stage. Connie Meng told Todd Moe more about Ottawa's newest theatre space. Go to full article
Sep 07, 2007 — Based in Albany, the Mop & Bucket Co. is the area's oldest improvisational theater troupe. Co-director Michael Burns talks with Todd Moe about Saturday night's performance at the historic Edwards Opera House (7 pm) and the improv theater experience. Burns says leave your fussiness at home. Go to full article
Aug 16, 2007 — NCPR resident theatre critic Connie Meng recently returned from her annual jaunt to the Stratford Festival in Ontario. She told Todd Moe it was one of the first and is still one of the most prominent arts festivals in Canada. Go to full article