Associate Professor of Acting and Directing, Murray McGibbon awarded New Frontiers grant An original, experimental production of William Shakespeare's King Lear performed in “Original Pronunciation” (O.P.) will be directed by McGibbon in the Wells-Metz Theatre in the spring of 2015.
McGibbon will undertake extensive research in Wales, UK, with David Crystal, one of the world’s leading exponents of O.P., and will then edit the text and phonetically transcribe it into a rehearsal script.
Former IU Theatre Alumnus, Marc Singer, will play the name role, with other parts being played by IUB students.
It is anticipated that an International Visitor’s weekend will coincide with the opening of the production.
Second-year M.F.A. plawriting student Nathan Alan Davis named winner of the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award. Nathan's play The Wind and the Breeze was selected for the KCACTF Award. Nathan's latest work, Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea, was part of At First Sight, a repertory of new plays, which ran in the Wells-Metz Theatre in March 2013.
Second-year M.F.A. plawriting student Nathan Alan Davis named a finalizst in Cultural DC's 2013 Source Festival of Full Length Plays. Nathan Alan Davis is a Midwest-based playwright whose chosen influences include Hip Hop, classical tragedy, and mysticism. His plays have been developed at Centerstage (Baltimore), Chicago Dramatists, and the NNPN/Kennedy Center M.F.A. Playwrights Workshop. Read more about the 2013 Source Festival.
IU Bloomington professor creates--and performs with--Balinese shadow puppets! Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Theory and Literature, Jennifer Goodlander showed off many of the brightly colored and intricately carved puppets she has mastered use of through her studies of an ancient Balinese art form -- wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry. Read the Inside IU article by Bethany Nolan.