The Thaumaturgy Department

(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)

Gavin
CENTERSTAGE
Baltimore
Maryland
USA

thaumaturg
Main Entry: thau·ma·turg
Pronunciation: \ˈthȯ-mə-ˌtərj\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from New Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos working miracles, from thaumat-, thauma miracle + ergon work — more at Theater, Work

2013-2014 Season:
Animal Crackers
Dance of the Holy Ghosts
A Civil War Christmas
Stones in His Pockets
Twelfth Night
Vanya Sonya Masha and Spike
Wild with Happy
Play Labs

The official blog of the Dramaturgy Department at Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE. For posts related to our current and upcoming shows, click the links to the right. Alternatively, you could begin at the beginning, and explore our posts in chronological order.

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At the wire, photo finish…

Remember this post, a few days ago? Sure you do…the big question on everyone’s lips was, to break or not to break. Should our 90(ish) minute evening of short play excerpts, Working It Out, have an intermission midway through or not. It was carefully designed to be one continuous, fluid evening straight through—though that was when we’d hoped it would run closer to 80 minutes. There is certainly no obvious place to break what is essentially three plays, bookended with scenes from one of the three; especially when the centerpiece of the production—Rick Cleveland’s dark hitman comedy Jerry and Tom—is itself made up of a somewhat kaleidescoping series of short scenes. But, we gave it the ol’ college try nonetheless. Result? I’d have to say a resounding, floppy thud. No go. So, back they were to do it tonight in seamless and uninterrupted glory. Goodness. And since none of you silent lurkers (we know you’re out there; some of you have even fessed up) weighed in, you didn’t get to vote. And you’ll never know what you missed.

-ghw



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