Blog entries posted during January 2014

How Venus Got Her Fur

by: Thom Dunn at 01/03/2014 11:03 AM

My play Venus in Fur began with a very powerful, very bad idea. A few years ago I re-read Histoire d’O , the notorious erotic French novel of the 1950s. Story of O (as it’s known in English) is the tale of a woman identified only as “O” who from t...

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Venus in Fur Curtain Calls: Andrea Syglowski

by: at 01/06/2014 02:30 PM

Name:  Andrea Syglowski Role: Vanda Hometown:  Springfield, PA (a small town outside of Philadelphia) How are you like your character? Oh, I go to all of my auditions wearing leather lingerie and a dog collar. (Just kidding) I think I just shared...

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Venus in Fur Curtain Calls: Chris Kipiniak

by: at 01/09/2014 11:30 AM

Name:  Chris Kipiniak Role:  Thomas Hometown: I was raised in Ridgewood, NJ and currently live in New York City. How are you like your character? More than I'd like to admit. Ugh. Like Thomas I am insufferable, embarrassingly susceptible to...

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Shopping With Costume Designer Charles Schoonmaker

by: Lisa Timmel at 01/14/2014 10:30 AM

“Haven’t you always wanted to belong to a ‘Thong of the Month Club,’” asks costume designer Charles “Chip” Schoonmaker as we set out on an afternoon of research for the Huntington’s upcoming production of David Ives’ “spooky sex comedy” Venus in F...

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A Look At Playwright David Ives

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 01/23/2014 01:30 PM

When David Ives began the process of writing Venus in Fur , he says he started with “a very powerful, very bad idea.” He wanted to explore the intricacies of a sadomasochistic relationship on stage. He had recently revisited Leopold Von...

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The World Before Becoming Cuba: The Road To Rebellion

by: Meghan Mueller at 01/14/2014 01:28 PM

Contagious Independence • 1776 America fights and wins independence, allowing them to trade with new countries and colonies. Cuba becomes a major trading partner, and this relationship with the freshly independent United States encourages Cuba to...

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Couples Who Met In The Audition Room

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 01/28/2014 12:07 PM

Venus in Fur takes place in an audition room as playwright/director Thomas Novachek reluctantly auditions one last candidate for the role of Wanda, the seductive neighbor of Severin von Kushemski in his adaptation of Leopold von Sacher Masoch’s...

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