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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Study: One Quarter Of UK Theatre Freelancers Have Quit by Artsjournal

Theatres have collectively reported losses of nearly £200 million following a year of closure, according to a survey which also reveals that a quarter of freelancers have gone out of busine…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 03:28PM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

UK Theatre’s Darkest Year by Artsjournal

Ridiculous as it might seem now, eight to 10 weeks was initially discussed as a likely closure period. The more pessimistic were talking about the summer of 2020. – The Stage

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:31PM
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Constant Crises Of British Theatre by Artsjournal

The UK’s theatrical culture is obsessed with the idea of theatre as storytelling, both as a discourse and as a conditioning of what the work is and should be like. This is extremely rigid:…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 04:29PM

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Will Pay Its Employees To Get Vaccinated by Artsjournal

“We are incentivizing each one of our employees with a payment of $200 to get vaccinated,” Chad Bauman said. “We believe it’s incredibly important not only in terms of protecting our…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 11:32AM
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

I Miss Theatre. I Didn’t Know I’d Miss The Audience Too by Artsjournal

“What it has taken me a year to realize is how much I also miss the community of the audience — the strangers surrounding me, obscured by the dark, who have tacitly agreed to escape and …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 01:31PM
Monday, March 8, 2021

“Queen’s Gambit” To Be Made Into Theatre by Artsjournal

Level Forward, a company whose founders include Abigail Disney, a grandniece of Walt Disney, said on Monday that it has won the rights to adapt Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel, which has become …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:29PM

A Year Of Turmoil At The American Shakespeare Center by Artsjournal

Over the last year, American Shakespeare Center—a $4.3 million theatre company in Staunton, Va., known for producing the Bard’s work in repertory with a stripped-down style and a residen…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 11:44AM
Thursday, March 4, 2021

A Tour Of Plays In Storefront Windows by Artsjournal

Presented as a “walking tour with theatrical displays,” and running Feb. 19-21, the performance was not a traditional narrative play, but rather a collection of six short individual vign…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:01PM
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Why Working Digitally Will Be Here To Stay In The Theatre by Artsjournal

“There are so many benefits to all this stuff, It’s going to make theatre more accessible. It’s going to help tackle the issue of diversity. It’s going to enable us to tell stories i…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:01PM

What Have Theatre Artists Been Doing This Past Year? Eight Tell Their Stories by Artsjournal

“This notion that we have to do something, that we have to find other ways to work. I was like, ‘Hello, this is an opportunity to just stop. Everybody just stop. Can we really not do tha…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 01:30PM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Survey: When Theatre-Goers Will Be Ready To Return To Theatres by Artsjournal

With the disclaimer that this wave of the research reflects current expectations about the pandemic, based on anxieties about vaccine distribution and the spread of COVID variants, and that …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 05:29PM

How To Reopen Theatres Safely? Artists Turn To Global Network by Artsjournal

The protocols these countries have developed the past year to permit some live performances depend greatly on the magnitude of the pandemic and the efforts by government to contain it. South…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:31PM
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

What Is Native American Comedy? by Artsjournal

“I’ve debated different scenarios in my life about “What is Native?” And that is like the million-dollar question, at least within Indigenous communities at this moment. There doesn�…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 11:24AM
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Getting At What Truth Really Is (Not That Simple) by Artsjournal

“True seems to be that which is in accordance with the facts or reality, the way things simply are. But it is not as simple as that. For there are not only ‘brute facts’ (eg whether Ge…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 02:12PM

Star Soccer Star Touts Ballet Training For Performance by Artsjournal

The images shared by the ballet company had soccer fans’ heads turning when they emerged. Such a sports star dabbling in ballet may have seemed unheard of, but it wasn’t a new trend. –…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM
Monday, February 22, 2021

Australia’s Restless Dance Company Faces A Funding Crisis by Artsjournal

When the Australia Council announced its latest four-year funding winners in 2020, Restless was a shock omission, as were La Mama Theatre in Melbourne and The Blue Room in Western Australia.…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:33PM

Inside What Makes Tom Stoppard Tick by Artsjournal

Anthony Lane: “Many folk, less deserving than Stoppard, and with scarcely a whit of his charm, are greeted with godsends. What marks him out is the unusual thoroughness with which he has p…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:33PM

Long Beach Opera Hires James Darrah As New AD by Artsjournal

During the pandemic, Darrah’s affinity for film allowed him to pivot to digital content with ease. Over the last six months, the director has worked with LA Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orch…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:33PM

New Possibilities As Classical Music Explores Music By Black Composers by Artsjournal

Somewhere, in an attic or a music library or maybe hiding in plain sight, are pieces by non-white-male composers that, with the right kind of attention, will open our ears to genius. – Phi…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 04:12PM

Philip Guston’s Daughter Speaks Out On Postponement Of Her Father’s Show by Artsjournal

To Musa Mayer’s dismay, her father, an antiracist and the son of immigrants who had fled antisemitic persecution, was now having his complex images misrepresented and their subject matter …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 04:12PM

Defining The Struggle Inside to “Do The Right Thing” by Artsjournal

“From the first-person stance, you navigate the world as an agent trying to realise your projects and satisfy your desires. From the second-person perspective, you understand yourself and …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 04:12PM

Think The Arts Stand Apart From Political Issues? They Can’t Be by Artsjournal

As we are now experiencing in new ways with COVID-19, we cannot have a just arts sector within an unjust world. And moreover, we do have the means and the agency to make change, not just for…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 04:12PM

Jazz Is Dying During The Pandemic by Artsjournal

The pandemic has wrecked an already vulnerable jazz industry by forcing live music shows to halt. Musicians and club owners have turned to online fundraisers for survival, and point to the m…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:54PM

How Boredom Is Changing Us by Artsjournal

Another way the pandemic has had an impact on the economy is by making people bored. By limiting social engagements, leisure activities and travel, the pandemic has forced many people to liv…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:54PM
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Research Paper Linking Violence To Video Games Is Retracted by Artsjournal

“Zhang and his co-authors reported high levels of statistical significance for their finding, but the reported differences in the effects of violent games versus nonviolent games were too …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:24PM

Boston Symphony Finds Its New CEO At The LA Phil by Artsjournal

More than a year after it began its search for a new president and chief executive, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is expected to announce on Thursday that it has found a new leader on the op…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:24PM

Why It’s Important To Make Art With Your Kids by Artsjournal

“When young children make art together with their caregivers, they share a new experience which can reinforce bonding. Creativity is an extension of babies’ natural desire to share and c…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:24PM

How Big Tech Subverted The Public Square by Artsjournal

“A functioning market required transparency, a mutual understanding of exchanges and a shared moral framework. And, as Rana Foroohar puts it in this brief animation for the Royal Society o…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:24PM

Charge: UK Government Has Forgotten Culture Post-Brexit by Artsjournal

MPs at the digital, culture, media and sport committee hearing told DCMS minister Caroline Dinenage that her department was treated as an “afterthought” by the government, and that durin…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:24PM

Wichita Symphony Seeks Manager of Marketing and Communications by Artsjournal

Join a dynamic, small team of creative innovators open to the possibilities of a symphony orchestra

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:24PM

Nielsen Will Begin To Track Diversity Alongside Ratings Numbers by Artsjournal

The initiative combines entertainment metadata with Nielsen’s audience measurement data. It’s designed to equip content creators, owners, distributors and advertisers with data around on…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:24PM

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