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Honoring the (Re)Vision: Catherine Zuber on Adaptability in Costume Design

[Full article published in Dramatics on-line and appeared in the April 2019 print issue of Dramatics.] AS AUDIENCE MEMBERS, we may imagine that set, light, projection, sound, and costume designs are executed and then solidified, remaining unchanged once designers move to the next project. In practice, designs can continue to evolve far past opening night. Cast replacements, for example,

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THE BAND’S VISIT: A conversation on creating the Tony-winning musical

[Full article published in Dramatics on-line and appeared in the August/September 2018 print issue of Dramatics.] ERAN KOLIRIN’S 2007 film, The Band’s Visit, is set in the deeply political geography of rural Israel in 1996. It tells the story of a small Israeli town where daily routines get disrupted by an unexpected visit from Egyptian musicians. Though

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2018: excavation review themes

I squeezed adventures in Norway, Sweden, the wilds of central Wisconsin, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island into 2019, a year of paring, sifting and sorting of involvement on professional boards and continuing projects. I served on the executive committee of the American Theatre Critics Association, as a judge for the Henry Hewes Design Awards and the

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2018: excavation review

Live and filmed performances, as well as readings of works in progress, filled my days in calendar year 2018. I usually attend solo, and yet often host my spouse or theater-obsessed friends and colleagues. By my rough count, during 2018 in New York City and elsewhere, I saw 300 theatrical performances (ticketed, cast, full productions),

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