(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.
lightening the mood…
fairly serious finance committee meeting, full of portent and ponderous prognostication, gets injected and infected with levity when - for a bet to benefit the theater - one trusty trustee enters with his hair teased and dyed to honor the hometown Ravens. well done, Ken, well done.
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
Fifty-five years after nine courageous teens integrated Little Rock Central High School, LIFE.com presents pictures—many of which never ran in LIFE—from those heady, ugly, ultimately inspiring days.
See the photos here on LIFE.com
Pictured: Members of the Little Rock Nine during legal hearings on their attempts to enter Little Rock Central High School, September 1957.
Making theater magic, the new-fangled way. Shooting miniatures for projection in the #Enemy of the People set at CENTERSTAGE. Miller, Ibsen, and the power of digital media. Look at that model; can’t you just feel the Nordic nip in the air?
Some of the fun of being in a 160-year-old building is the odd nooks and crannies and whimsical bits tucked away behind the scenes. Like these.
Milky White—now up in Westport, CT for the second leg of the Into the Woods production—visits a local…friend. Break a leg at WCP, Milky!
The “Milky” has landed! Milky White arrives at Westport Country Playhouse for 2nd round of her (“his”) engagement in the CENTERSTAGE/WCP co-pro ofInto the Woods. (Love that the arrival includes a tour of the admin offices.)
This was Woods. Now it’s not…. Back to the Empty Space again.
Another desolate image of the devastation suffered by Richmond in the waning days of the Civil War.
Images of The Civil War
Take a look back at some of the famous faces and places that now stand as legendary in the history of the United States. Photography was in its infancy during the Civil War, and war photography was unheard of. On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, these images stand as a faithful record of the country’s most turbulent times – of heroic figures, terrible sacrifices, and the shame of slavery. (via Images of The Civil War – The Eye: a Peoria photo blog - pjstar.com)