Theatre: Realizing Imaginary Space

WED, FEB 24, 2010 (1:27:27)

Actress Maeve Kincaid and American Repertory Theatre artistic director Diane Paulus examine the four imaginations--of playwright, actor, director, and audience--that work together to create a theatrical space that feels "real," but actually does not exist outside the theatre.

+ BIO: Diane Paulus

Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the A.R.T., where last season she directed Johnny Baseball, The Donkey Show and Best of Both Worlds. Other theater work includes the Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR on Broadway, London and current national tour; Kiss Me Kate at Glimmerglass Opera; Lost Highway, an ENO co-production with the Young Vic in London; Another Country by James Baldwin at Riverside Church; Turandot: Rumble for the Ring at the Bay Street Theatre; The Golden Mickey's for Disney Creative Entertainment; and The Karaoke Show, the Obie award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist Running Man by jazz composer Diedre Murray and poet Cornelius Eady, and Swimming with Watermelons, created in association with Project 400, the theater company she co-founded with her husband Randy Weiner. Other work Off-Broadway includes Brutal Imagination, and the Obie-award winning Eli's Coming, featuring the music and lyrics of Laura Nyro. Opera credits include Haydn's Il mondo della luna at the Hayden Planetarium in New York last season and the upcoming The Magic Flute at Opera Ontario; Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Turn Of The Screw, Cosi fan tutte; and the Monteverdi Cycle Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Orfeo at the Chicago Opera Theater. She is a frequent collaborator with British conductor Jane Glover; their critically acclaimed production of Orfeo was presented as part of The Monteverdi Cycle at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. Upcoming work at the A.R.T. includes Death and The Powers, a new opera by Tod Machover in collaboration with MIT Media Lab and Chicago Opera Theatre, and and Prometheus Bound, a new rock musical by Steven Sater and Serj Tankian.

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