We’re Open!

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An Iliad officially opened on Saturday night, and, with that, Undermain’s 29th Season is at last underway.  Fans of the arts are accustomed to thinking of openings as glamorous affairs.  As staffers we, too, look forward… Continue reading

The View From Previews Week

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I’m writing on Friday morning, hours before the final preview performance for Undermain’s production of An Iliad.  The relative scarcity of true previews, coupled with the rise of competing cognates, has led to some confusion… Continue reading

Ariana Cook and Ken Bernstein Discuss An Eco-Friendly Undermain

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In Part Two of our look at the environmental impact of theatre, I interview Undermain’s Operations Manager, Ariana Cook, and Technical Director, Ken Bernstein, about steps Undermain has taken to reduce waste. Stephen… Continue reading

Adding One More Layer to an Ancient Tradition

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We’re less than two weeks away from the opening night of An Iliad. As I watch the production develop, I’ve been thinking about what kind of experience the audience will have, listening to an account… Continue reading

What’s It Like Being A One-Man War? An Interview With Bruce DuBose

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[Originally posted 06.19.2012]  n Iliad, Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of Homer’s epic, enters previews a week from today.  Returning to the oral tradition that gave us The Iliad, their version is told from… Continue reading

From The Library: Backwards And Forwards

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[Originally posted 06.18.12]  On the assumption that readers are looking for ways to dive deeper into the world of theatre and the workings of the Undermain, from time to time we’ll be posting… Continue reading

Caring For Our Little Corner Of The World: On Theatre And Environmental Impact

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[Originally posted 06.12.2012] [Image From Wired.com]  Theatre is an art of community.  Since performances do not properly exist until you have people in the room to watch them, no theatre gets far by neglecting… Continue reading

What We Do in Literary

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[Originally posted 09.10.2012] The primary task of the Literary Department is to oversee incoming dramatic material.  A secondary task, broader and more encompassing in theory, but necessarily less pressing in application, is to… Continue reading

In Honor of the Illustrious Mr. Midnight

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[Originally posted 09.06.2012] I have to say, I owe an apology to our readers…or at least to our most avid reader, Mr. Midnight. Mr. Midnight was very excited to see my post last… Continue reading

How Do You Choose A Season?

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[Originally posted 08.28.2012] Undermain’s 29th Season has been announced.  For our audience, this is a moment of beginning, a course charted out for a year of new experiences in theatre.  For the staff of Undermain,… Continue reading