Blog entries posted during April 2010

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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Poetry Out Loud Nationals, Day 3

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 04/30/2010 03:57 PM

Tuesday morning the POL participants, their parents, chaperones and State Art Association representatives (me) went to the Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill. What a stroke of genius on the part of the National Endowment of the Arts and Poetr...

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Merrily We Roll Along

by: Todd Williams at 04/29/2010 03:58 PM

I've snuck (sneaked?) into the BU Theatre a couple of times this week to see how the CFA production of  Merrily We Roll Along  is going. This morning they had a student matinee and I got out of the office enough to enjoy several good chunks of the...

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The Huntington Takes Home 11 IRNE Awards

by: Anne Morgan at 04/22/2010 04:00 PM

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards Ceremony was held at the Cyclorama at the BCA on Monday night. It was a great time, with the Huntington taking home 11 awards. While the honors definitely contributed to my enjoyment, I think...

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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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Award Season 2010 - Norton Nods

by: Todd Williams at 04/16/2010 04:07 PM

So this morning I'm thinking about what I am going to wear to the  IRNEs  on Monday when I get news about our Norton Award nominations! Well - not so much what I'm gonna wear - more so where I am going to take a few of our nominees for dinner....

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Student Designers Take The Stage

by: Allie Herryman at 04/15/2010 04:11 PM

One of the most valuable aspects of the partnership between the Huntington Theatre Company and Boston University is the opportunity for students to work closely with the Huntington’s professional shops and artisans. I sat down with second-year MFA...

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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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Behind The Scenes: In The Board Room

by: Lisa McColgan at 04/10/2010 04:13 PM

The Huntington’s Board of Trustees met this past Wednesday evening, in the Rehearsal Hall of the Boston University Theatre. Stick Fly playwright Lydia Diamond was on-hand to discuss the process of how she approaches the creation of her plays, her...

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Susannah Load-In Pictures

by: Allie Herryman at 04/08/2010 10:41 AM

With the closing of Becky Shaw this weekend activity on the BUT stage turned to loading in the upcoming opera,  Susannah . Crews have only a few short days – from now until April 15 – to transform the stage into New Hope Valley, Tennessee, where...

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2010 Theatre Hero: Michael Maso

by: Todd Williams at 04/07/2010 10:44 AM

StageSource announced Monday that our very own managing director has been named this year's Theatre Hero. They write: " Maso has been at the helm of the Huntington since 1982 and has long been a respected local and national arts leader. He has bee...

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Inbox: Melinda Lopez -- From Orchids to Octopi

by: Melinda Lopez at 04/06/2010 10:45 AM

contributed by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew) Hi Friends-- My play  Orchids to Octopi  just opened at Central Square-- It's a play about evolution and love and Why-- I hope you can find time to make it to the show. Melind...

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Susannah In The Shops

by: Allie Herryman at 04/05/2010 10:47 AM

In the shops on Huntington Ave everyone is busy preparing for the upcoming production of  Susannah , which will play at the Boston University Theatre April 15 – 18, 2010. The musical drama in two acts, with music and text by Carlisle Floyd, is an...

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Lesson Of The Day

by: Todd Williams at 04/01/2010 10:52 AM

This just in from Justin Seward: "Yesterday's Lesson of the Day: When driving a truck through DC, you cannot drive on certain streets close to the White House and Capital... or the secret service will pull you over! I didn't get a fine/ticket...

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