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Woolly Mammoth’s Digital Engagment Initiatives

Dramaturgs everywhere, take note of Woolly Mammoth’s worthy efforts in Washington, DC.

Article: Are Woolly Mammoth’s digital engagement efforts a glimpse at the theater of the future?

By Sarah Halzack for The Washington Post

Excerpt: “It’s about 15 minutes until show time at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, but Anna Heller Sebok hasn’t made it to her seat yet.

She’s tinkering with a sleek installation in the lobby of the Penn Quarter playhouse for its production of “Stupid F—ing Bird,” an irreverent, contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s famed drama “The Seagull.”

The display encourages patrons to remix monologues from the original 19th-century play into 140-character messages for Twitter. Users build their snippet-sized prose by mixing up the words on a large magnetic board, and then they can send out their creations over social media using flat-screen Apple computers in the exhibit or by snapping a photo on their smartphones….”

Read the full article at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/are-woolly-mammoths-digital-engagement-efforts-a-glimpse-at-the-theater-of-the-future/2013/06/14/034157bc-c954-11e2-9245-773c0123c027_story.html

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THE GUARDIAN Posts Research on UK Women in Theatre

“Women in theatre: how the ‘2:1 problem’ breaks down”

How well are women represented in theatre? New research by the Guardian in collaboration with Elizabeth Freestone shows a mixed picture. Find the full research results here.

(Excerpt)

Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage – but how well does the theatre really represent women?

New research by the Guardian, in collaboration with Elizabeth Freestone of Pentabus Theatre, shows that women are still badly under represented, with a persistent 2:1 male-to-female ratio.

The research, concentrating on the top 10 subsidised theatres for 2012-13, looked at female representation in a variety of areas from actors employed to the number of playwrights commissioned for the financial year 2011-12. Board of directors, chief executives and creative teams were also examined…

(c) The Guardian.



TheatreNow! Podcast with Rae Smith

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! is a podcast series featuring some of the most exciting women artists working in the theatre today.  Anne Hamilton is the producer and host.  You may listen to the podcasts and read the transcripts at http://hamiltondramaturgystheatrenow.com

Interview with Rae Smith, Set and Costume Designer

(Season 3, Episode 2, Recorded January 13, 2012)

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Podcast with Rae Smith

Welcome to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! This is a podcast series featuring some of the most exciting women artists working in the theatre today. I am your host, Anne Hamilton. Today, our guest is Rae Smith. This Olivier and OBIE award-winning British designer works regularly in a wide variety of styles and genres. This diversity has taken her from Slovenia to Broadway. Her theatre designs are frequently seen in Britain in the West End, at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre de Complicité and in a variety of experimental theatre companies. She also works regularly in some of the world’s great opera houses. She won the 2012 Tony ® Award for Best Scenic Design of a play for WAR HORSE.

Download the transcript here:

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Interview with Rae Smith

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



TheatreNow! Interview with Rae Smith

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Is a podcast series featuring some of the most exciting women artists working in the theatre today.  Anne Hamilton is the producer and host.  You may listen to the podcasts and read the transcripts at http://hamiltondramaturgystheatrenow.com

Rae Smith, Set and Costume Designer

(Season 3, Episode 2, Recorded January 13, 2012)

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Interview with Rae Smith

Rae Smith is an Olivier and OBIE award-winning British designer who works regularly in a wide variety of styles and genres. This diversity has taken her from Slovenia to Broadway. Her theatre designs are frequently seen in Britain in the West End, at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre de Complicité and in a variety of experimental theatre companies. She also works regularly in some of the world’s great opera houses. She won the 2012 Tony ® Award for Best Scenic Design of a play for WAR HORSE.

This episode is dedicated to Tyler Fereira.

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.