• And just like that…

    By Zayd Dohrn on July 15, 2009 at 9:36 PM
    Performances / Life

    I’m in Beijing. The rest of the run happened while I was half-way around the world, so I had to rely on email and blog postings to let me know how it was going. That’s a weird feeling, following live theatre electronically, but all the updates sounded good – either the rest of the performances went pretty well, or people were hiding the disasters from me.

  • A Year Goes By

    By Matthew Lopez on July 12, 2009 at 10:00 PM
    Performances / Parties / Videos

    I stopped by SPF 2009 to check out the festival:

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    Mathew Lopez (SPF 2008) came back to check out SPF 2009.

  • REBORNING Video Projection

    By Emily Kaplan on July 11, 2009 at 7:19 PM
    Production / Performances / Videos

    I run the video projection for Reborning.

    Check it out:

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    SPF 2009 Intern Emily takes us behing the scenes of REBORNING.

  • Opening Night (already?)

    By Zayd Dohrn on July 8, 2009 at 4:18 PM
    Performances / Parties / Life

    So that was a bit of a blur. I had to take a quick trip to Aspen for a play commission last week, and got back to New York just in time for tech. Over twelve hours, I watched Kip and his design team put together the world of the play – an artists’ loft in Queens equipped with multiple dildos and photo-realistic dolls (some of them truly terrifying), a live video feed, original music score, a dozen lighting setups, etc., etc. It’s always amazing to see work like that, but the compressed schedule of SPF-world made it especially impressive.

  • Crunch Time

    By Zayd Dohrn on July 1, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Amazing what you can accomplish in a single week when you’re crunched for time.; Our rehearsals this week had an insane Ritalin-episode quality – table work in two days, blocking the entire show in two more, by the fifth we were going back through the whole play to dig into individual scenes. Credit to my director, Kip Fagan, and this incredible cast – with that kind of schedule, you have to show up ready to focus and to take risks; it’s not a situation where you can proceed with caution.


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