Blog entries posted during 2010

Judgement Day: Richard III The Musical?

by: Jon Trenchard at 11/16/2010 12:06 PM

The actors of Propeller Theatre Company all do double duty, playing characters in both Richard III and The Comedy of Errors , the two plays that will be performed in repertory when Propeller visits the Huntington in the spring. Jon Trenchard does...

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New Meets Old: Bus Stop & Circle Mirror Transformation

by: Lisa Timmel at 10/14/2010 02:40 PM

Circle Mirror Transformation  begins at the Calderwood Pavillion this weekend,  Bus Stop  winds down its run over at the BU Theatre. I think I’m alone in this, but my favorite times during the season are when shows overlap, perhaps because there’s...

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A Half-Constructed House: Circle Mirror Transformation

by: Lisa Timmel at 10/08/2010 02:49 PM

One of the great pleasures of working behind the scenes at a theatre company is the joyful terror of a first real run-through. On Wednesday, a handful of staff members including Bethany Ford (associate production manager), Charles Haugland (litera...

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Breaking Ground Series Continues!

by: Lisa Timmel at 09/22/2010 02:55 PM

We’ve been busy and we haven’t been blogging! Readings, readings, readings! • Fire On Earth We kicked of this year’s Breaking Ground Reading Series in late August with HPF Patrick Gabridge’s powerful historical drama Fire On Earth which chronicles...

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2010-2011 Huntington Playwriting Fellows: Apply TODAY!

by: Lisa Timmel at 05/27/2010 03:23 PM

Contributed by Lisa Timmel We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the  2010-2011 Huntington Playwriting Fellows . The deadline is June 23, 2010.  “But wait!” you exclaim. “Didn’t you just do this last fall? It hasn’t eve...

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Expanding the Idea of New Work: Part IV

by: Charles Haugland at 05/26/2010 03:27 PM

Contributed by Literary Associate Charles Haugland, responding to Lisa Timmel (Huntington's Director of New Work) in their recent posts about new work. Okay, it’s up to me to wrap up the conversation. I’m going to provide a quick summary, and then...

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Getting Ready to Emerge

by: Anne Morgan at 05/14/2010 03:41 PM

This weekend is the first annual  Emerging America Festival . The festival is a unique collaboration between the Huntington, the  A.R.T. , and the  I.C.A.  The weekend will be filled with performances of all kinds all over Boston and Cambridge.  O...

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HPF "iPlays": Boston Writers Take On Audio Plays

by: Charles Haugland at 05/03/2010 03:52 PM

For the  Emerging America Festival , we issued an audio play challenge to all the current and former members of the  Huntington Playwriting Fellows program. In collaboration with the other participating organizations, we gave them a few restrictio...

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Expanding the Idea of New Work: Part III

by: Lisa Timmel at 04/30/2010 03:54 PM

Thanks for your thoughts, Charles. You pose some interesting questions. One question in particular really struck me: “Who are we as a theatre that sits between the two [new plays and classics]?” I think we’re always answering that question when we...

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Expanding the Idea of New Work: Part II

by: Charles Haugland at 04/21/2010 04:06 PM

Contributed by Charles Haugland, in response to Lisa Timmel's recent post.  I'm curious about your theory of the "Goldilocks Point," this balancing point between new work and old work that is different for every individual. I believe that it exist...

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Expanding the Idea of New Work: Part I

by: Lisa Timmel at 04/13/2010 04:12 PM

For the next couple weeks, Lisa Timmel and Charles Haugland are going to have an ongoing conversation about new work at the Huntington. (They actually have that conversation everyday; they're just inviting more people in for a bit.) Stay tuned for...

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35 Below Rocks and Rolls

by: M. Bevin O'Gara at 03/17/2010 10:57 AM

35 Below  is the Huntington Theatre Company's exclusive club for the culturally curious aged 35 & under. 35 Below patrons are invited to special parties and receive news about special events, exclusive contests, and backstage gossip. And best all,...

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The Huntington Staff Plans To Leave With The Wrong Girl

by: M. Bevin O'Gara at 03/05/2010 11:09 AM

Over at the Boston University Theatre this past week the Huntington’s Production and Artistic Departments have been busily putting together our next production  Becky Shaw , starting performances tonight. But across the street in the Admin offices...

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Lydia Diamond Interviews Kenny Leon

by: Todd Williams at 02/11/2010 11:47 AM

This season at the Huntington, we are telling seven distinct American stories. To tease out the connections between the shows, we’ve asked artists from different productions to interview each other about their work. Below, playwright Lydia R....

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Huntington Announces New Playwriting Fellows

by: Todd Williams at 02/04/2010 11:49 AM

The Huntington announces the 2010 class of Huntington Playwriting Fellows: Patrick Gabridge , MJ Kaufman , and Ryan Landry . This artistically diverse group of writers will be in residence at the theatre for two years.  Through the Huntington...

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Collaborators In Conversation: David Esbjornson & Craig Lucas

by: Todd Williams at 01/05/2010 11:59 AM

Throughout this season, we will feature artists interviewing other artists working at the Huntington. Below,  All My Sons  director David Esbjornson (left) talks with playwright Craig Lucas (right), author of  Prelude to a Kiss.  Here's a short...

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