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  • A Different Magic For 'Midsummer Night's Dream': Puppets

    A Different Magic For 'Midsummer Night's Dream': Puppets
    What do you do after you create an international mega-hit starring a horse? Go for some Shakespearean magic. That's what the director and puppet masters of the 2011 Tony Award-winning "War Horse" did for a follow-up project to their London-Broadway-...
  • Dudley Knight, innovative UC Irvine drama professor, dead at 73

    Dudley Knight, innovative UC Irvine drama professor, dead at 73
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. For more than 20 years at UC Irvine, Dudley Knight devised innovative and sometimes controversial ways of teaching acting students to speak clearly while lending their characters authentic,...
  • Summer Kicks In With Connecticut Theater Hot-Weather Fare

    Summer Kicks In With Connecticut Theater Hot-Weather Fare
    It’s time for A Midsummer Night’s Drama. And Comedy. And Musicals. And More. Summer outdoor theater presentations (and some indoor ones, too) that are synonymous with summer are kicking in all over the state. They include: Connecticut Free...
  • 15 Connecticut Arts Groups Receive NEA Grants

    The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving. Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
  • Darko Tresnjak Named New Artistic Director of Hartford Stage

    Darko Tresnjak Named New Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
    Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
  • Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage

    Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage
    Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember. When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
  • Sara Topham, Ben Cole Added To "Tempest" Cast at Hartford Stage

    Sara Topham, Ben Cole Added To "Tempest" Cast at Hartford Stage
    Sara Topham, who recently Gwendlyn in Broadway’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” with Brian Bedford, plays Miranda in the upcoming Hartford Stage production of “The Tempest.” She acted for 12 seasons at Stratford (Canada)...
  • "My Name Is Asher Lev" Cast Gets Its Rabbinical Study

    The cast of Long Wharf Theatre’s “My Name Is Asher Lev” is doing its rabbinical research. Director Gordon Edelstein and the cast of the play met with Rabbi Herbert Brockman of Congregation Mishkan Israel to talk about the Aaron Posner...
  • Long Wharf Theatre Gets Education Grant

    Long Wharf Theatre Gets Education Grant
    New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre will receive a grant of $224,5000 over four years by The Werth Family Foundation for its in-school residency program. The grant will add three teaching artists to the theater’s education department in the New...
  • Michael Douglas Gets Monte Cristo Award At O'Neill Theater Fund-Raiser

    Michael Douglas Gets Monte Cristo Award At O'Neill Theater Fund-Raiser
    "Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...
  • 'Macbeth' Reset As Vietnam Soldiers' Story At Long Wharf

     'Macbeth' Reset As Vietnam Soldiers' Story At Long Wharf
    Eric Ting respects superstitions, especially the one that says you can't say "Macbeth" aloud in a theater without dire consequences. ("The Scottish Play" is used instead.) "I think superstition is a powerful force," says the fate-conscious Ting,...