Hi, I'm Andie Arthur, executive director of the South Florida Theatre League and I am here with Off Stage Conversations, where I take a look at what's being discussed in the national and international theatre communities.
The Latino/a Theatre Convening
HowlRound has a social media roundup of the Latino/a Theatre Convening. And if you want to feel as if you were there (in case you, like me, missed the satellite event in Miami), they also have a collection of articles and videos.
The Dramaturgy of Stage Combat
Meron Langser writes for HowlRound on fightaturgy or how to be deliberate and thoughtful with all stage combat.
Stop. Just Stop.
Publisher's Weekly has banned the words unique, compelling and poignant from their reviews as they are so overused as to be meaningless. Dear Playwrights and Publicists -- what would you do if those three words were banned from your blurb vocabulary? How much more evocative could your wording be? I would add heartfelt, uproarious, ground breaking, cutting edge and thought provoking.
Should Arts Institutions Fail?
The Wall Street Journal makes the argument that arts institutions should be allowed to fail.
Tony Kushner on Writing
Kushner has a charming piece on why he is not great at giving advice to writers.