Modern Theatre Company Formation: A Fundamental Paradigmatic Shift in the Theatre
Greene, Tyler James
MetadataShow full item record
The culmination of my research is a specific plan detailing suggestions for confronting the static theatre. Hopefully, the research will serve as a conduit for conversation. It is not fail safe, nor is it a set-in-stone guideline for success. It is informed by four of the top theatre professionals in the country and a careful attention to the trends and developments in the industry over the past four years of my personal involvement. I am making some fairly drastic claims and, at first, they are based on personal conjecture and experience. In order to give a broader context, I will preface the conjecture with a detailed analysis of the path that I've followed and attempt to trace the downfall of my faith in the industry. I entered Kalamazoo College as a freshman, young, impressionable and open in my "quest for divine understanding." I received a scholarship from the college for my acting ability. I had plans on becoming the next big college theatre star. And that lasted for about two days. I quickly realized that theatre is a business, a very social business. It is not all about "Drama Parties" and cast outings at Denny's. It is about long hours, tough commitments and a ridiculous attention to detail. I saw glimpses of my future projected through my advisors plans for my academic pursuits. It was a positive but completely foreign realization. Over the next year and a half, I studied dramatic literature, honed my acting ability in classes and productions, performed improvisational comedy and worked within the theatre administration office. I trusted that theatre extended into the professional and non-academic world and I craved for an opportunity to become a part of it.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Theatre People for a Theatre of the People: A Pratical Handbook of Ensemble Theatre as a Social Organizing Force in the Present American Theatre Hauk, Nora (2003)Something that I've always loved about theater is it puts me in a room with a big crowd of other people for an extended period of time, and for that time, we are concentrating together on the same thing, without distraction, ...
Towner, Elizabeth A. (1975)While working as an apprentice at the Boston Repertory Theatre from January 4,1975 to March 20,1975 I gathered the following information by means or personal interviews and research of the Rep's previously printed publicity ...