(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)
Main Entry: thau·ma·turg
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.
Kwame Kwei-Armah talks 2012-13 on Maryland Morning
Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE, is embarking on his first full season that bears his stamp. And you can find his stamp in all corners of the shows they have planned, not only is he acting as artistic director, he’s directing and he has even written a play. Kwei-Armah talks with Tom Hall about the upcoming season and his work.
The Long Goodbye
In thinking about the cultural importance of burials around our upcoming production of A Skull in Connemara, I remembered talk of this book by Meghan O’Roarke.
Says Alice Gregory, “The Long Goodbye might be marketed as a memoir and written in an unflinching first-person voice, but it’s just as much a historical account of mourning rituals and a polemic against a society that sequesters its sufferers. Though surely written as therapy, it’s a book that operates like a syllabus. It shows not only how to heal but also how to help.”
Check out an excerpt from The Long Goodbye at the bottom of the article.
Not especially apropos of much, but oddly fascinating in and of itself. Reminds me of the challenge, with a map or a timeline alike, of not (unconsciously at least) presuming the eventual result as an always-inevitable result. Need the present have been the only and necessary outgrowth of the past?
The growth of the continental United States.
(Source: world-shaker, via npr)
In recognition of Kwame Kwei-Armah, our just-announced new Artistic Director, this NPR interview with him from a few year’s ago, about his play Elmina’s Kitchen—produced here at CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore.