(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)
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Etymology: French, from New Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos working miracles, from thaumat-, thauma miracle + ergon work — more at Theater, Work
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.
Whirling dervish joins the protests in Turkey, outfitted with the latest accessory. Maybe apropos, maybe not, but as striking as it gets.
Quoting from the article in which this appeared:
One of the most memorable moments of the Gezi Park visit for me was that of the Whirling Dervish wearing the tear gas mask. It was a haunting image bringing together what has always been linked: the mystical, the political, the performative, and The Now. It does what every great cutting edge art should do: jolt us from our state of comfort from where we are, and point us towards where we should be. - See more at: http://omidsafi.religionnews.com/2013/06/08/on-the-ground-at-gezi-park/#sthash.AwLPK0Gf.dpuf
The Sardauna of Sokoto, the Emir of Katsina and members of the High court of Justice of the Northern Region of Nigeria, Kaduna, Nigeria, by Eliot Elisofon, 1959
More backdrop for BENEATHA’S PLACE.
Nigerian market scene
Vintage Nigerian photos
BENEATHA’S PLACE, kwame kwei-armah’s rumination on the aftermath of hansberry’s RAISIN IN THE SUN, takes place entirely in Lagos, Nigeria…
Hansberry family house, Chicago’s South Side; source of conflict, center of legal battles, and inspiration for A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Fitting sign.
Yea, I was the youngest playwright with a B’way opening ever and the 1st Black woman; what about it?
March 11 will bring the anniversary of the NYC premiere of A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1959), and one of those days that changed theater forever.
Exciting to be gearing up for #CSRaisin here with not one but TWO response plays.
Arriving in Baltimore for a “Hot Desk” residency at CENTERSTAGE. My original flight was cancelled due to fog. Next morning, it still lingers. Fog is such a fascinating phenomenon. How incredible that, with all our technology and innovation, something as simple and insubstantial as fog can bring everything to a halt. A humbling reminder that, no matter how far we advance, some things will always be beyond our control.
weather-inspired reflections from playwright nathan davis on his trip to centerstage/baltimore