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Diplomats who wrote plays?

Looking for examples of diplomats who were/are also involved in the performing arts. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Jan 12, 2008 - 35 answers

How do I output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers as possible?

I'm looking for a way to output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers connected to them as possible. [more inside]
posted by Becko on Jan 3, 2008 - 10 answers

Just a sec. I've got Holden on the other line.

Do I have a web storm brewing? [more inside]
posted by nax on Jan 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me not hate Broadway

Broadway Musicals? Why do I hate them so? I cringe when I hear "that music". What would you say to a hater of musical theater that might create an appreciation?
posted by Area Control on Jan 1, 2008 - 41 answers

Free web-based ticket sales?

What are some free web-based ticket sales applications? [more inside]
posted by jkoby on Dec 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Unperformable plays?

What well-known (or lesser-known) plays are written intentionally so as to be unperformable -- only readable as scripts? I'm thinking stage directions along the lines of pulls out a handgun and fires at random into the audience, or that instruct the actors to walk on the ceiling, or specification in the dramatis personae that goats are to be cast in speaking parts. Who's employed this device to the greatest artistic effect?
posted by electric water kettle on Dec 25, 2007 - 24 answers

Recommend Storyboarding Animation Software

Can you recommend a good, cheap and/or free tool for storyboarding a stage production I'm about to direct? [more inside]
posted by bovious on Dec 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Help with Nun Humor!

FunnyCatholicFliter: For my upcoming show, help me with witticisms and "clean" jokes about Catholics. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Nov 11, 2007 - 35 answers

Posters of Grand Guignol?

Looking for posters of Grand Guignol shows for an upcoming film set.... any ideas? [more inside]
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre on Oct 31, 2007 - 3 answers

Proposal for a stage play?

A friend of mine is in talks with a certain comic book writer to adapt a certain graphic novel for the stage. According to the writer's manager, they're interested in at least one run of the show, provided he can show them a satisfactory proposal. Great news! The only problem is, what should that proposal consist of and look like, for presentation to the writer and his manager?
posted by Sticherbeast on Oct 20, 2007 - 4 answers

Ideas for making a movie theater stand out

Unique and interesting ideas for an independent movie theater. [more inside]
posted by brevator on Oct 9, 2007 - 41 answers

Activist Theater in the Mainstream

Have there been any other plays/performances that became the center of an activist movement, similar to The Vagina Monologues and V-Day? Was TVM the first performance to bring activist theater to the mainstream?
posted by divabat on Oct 2, 2007 - 16 answers

Is there something like GigPosters.com for theater posters (musicals and plays)?

Is there something like GigPosters.com for theater posters (musicals and plays)?
posted by jstruan on Sep 29, 2007 - 3 answers

Saved From Drowning

Where can I find a copy of the play by René Fauchois that Jean Renoir's film Boudou Saved From Drowning (Boudu sauvé des eaux) is based on? Does an English translation exist? [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense on Sep 22, 2007 - 3 answers

Where can I see silent films in Dallas?

Where can I see silent films on the big screen around Dallas? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Sep 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Good high school plays?

What plays did you love performing when you were in your high school drama club? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Aug 4, 2007 - 41 answers

I'm mad as hell, and you're not going to text anymore!

How do I take revenge on the cell phone jerks in the movie theater? Answer not just for me, or for #1, but for all of us. [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Jul 19, 2007 - 80 answers

So an improv wannabe walks into a bar....

Improv Comedy Filter: I just moved to Chicago and everyone tells me "To meet people like you, you gotta join an improv troup!" The problem is: there's like 30 of them, and they're all different. So Chicago (or improv) fans: What's the deal with these improv classes, which do you recommend, and what's the best way for a newbie to the city to get situated in the scene?
posted by moooshy on Jun 25, 2007 - 12 answers

Need info on Chauvet stage fixtures

LDs, stage techs, pro musicians: what has been your experience with Chauvet lighting? Despite the goofy packaging, they have a couple of pretty innovative fixtures that I'm considering for a permanent install. [more inside]
posted by milquetoast on Jun 21, 2007 - 0 answers

Finding movie times, as cool as Apple's Sherlock used to be.

I need a Mac app that will let me search for movies and showtimes like Sherlock used to. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven

Please help me choose a Shakespeare speech for a short class on "Playing Shakespeare". [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 24, 2007 - 23 answers

John Petrucci Guita Solo Riff Origins?

What song is this riff by John Petrucci from? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on May 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Magical, From (not)Blown Speakers. Please.

Please help me narrow my search and find the right sound system for my apartment. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 16, 2007 - 14 answers

Canadians in NYC?

Do you know artists who moved to NYC illegally and now live there legally? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Apr 22, 2007 - 15 answers

When did directors become more important than playwrights?

When did directors of plays and operas start the practice of overtly imposing their own visual interpretation of the play at the expense of the stage direction of the author? These days if you go to see a Shakespeare play, it's even odds that it's set in modern times, or the early 20th century, or what have you. Were there 19th century (or earlier!) productions of Shakespeare that set his plays in what were then "modern times"? At what point did staging old plays become just as much about the director's vision as the playwright's?
posted by dfan on Apr 20, 2007 - 17 answers

Learning about old Thai movie theaters

Is there some sort of Mac program that can monitor a web forum and update me when there are new posts? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Mar 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Home theater assistance

What sort of speakers/setup should I go with for my home theater? [more inside]
posted by Nihility on Mar 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Where is the next Pina?

DasTravelFilter: Where to see modern dance/theater in Berlin? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Mar 5, 2007 - 1 answer

Scholarship on stereotyping accurately!

What are the best scholarly books and articles in any field that would bear on how you might rapidly assess a person and predict aspects of his or her behavior based on various easily (not *necessarily* instantly) ascertainable characteristics (demographic information, body language, speaking patterns, ethnicity, education, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Feb 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Home theater system sans DVD

Looking to buy my first home theater system. Seems most systems come with a DVD/CD player. Thing is, I already have a Sony DVP-NS975P DVD player which I am more than happy with. The DVD player has HDMI output and I would also like to run my Xbox 360 (HDMI) through the receiver. Any recommendations in the sub-$1000 range?
posted by sharksandwich on Feb 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Is a "jazz pump" a good shoe for me?

Dance shoe experts & semi-experts: is a "jazz pump" a reasonable substitute for a character shoe? Jazz pumps seem like they might be exquisitely comfortable, maybe with the addition of cushy insoles. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Feb 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Is there a specific term for the rotating sets used in some theaters?

I'm thinking of a rotating platform in the floor of the stage. The platform has many partitions to make rooms, with a different set in each room. When the setting of the play changes, the platform is rotated to reveal a different set. While the actors are using one setting during the play, the partitions facing backstage are re-arranged and prepared before they are used. Is there a term for this, or is it just referred to generically?
posted by Niomi on Dec 30, 2006 - 7 answers

TKTS - Downtown or Broadway?

Question regarding strategy for which TKTS location to try next Tuesday to get Broadway tickets... [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Nov 16, 2006 - 11 answers

It's so lifelike!

Back in my days of technical theater, I recall a story about the beginning of hyper-realism in set construction. The gist is that the set designer got ahold of the actual plans for the restaurant in which the play was set, and simply built it on stage. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Nov 6, 2006 - 3 answers

How do I get a job with a theatre company in New York City?

How do I get a job with a theatre company in New York City? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Nov 1, 2006 - 6 answers

What should I be when I "grow up"?

Based on my job skills, what should I go back to school and study, in order to have one of those "career" thingys? [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor on Oct 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Help on background of musical needed

Info on musical titled "Number the Stars" needed [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Oct 21, 2006 - 2 answers

Home theater shops in SF?

I'm taking a friend shopping for a home theater tomorrow in San Francisco. She has a very healthy budget, and I want to hit up some of the higher-end boutique stores that can give a good demo. Which ones should we go to? [more inside]
posted by wubbie on Oct 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Some help on the Home Projector front.

More home-theater projector questions. This time, it's eBaytastic. Of course, there's [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Audition Help

AuditionFilter: I have an audition tomorrow and while I have a lot of experience, it's been awhile. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Oct 8, 2006 - 11 answers

speak no evil

Can you think of a good monologue or short story that would translate well to being told/described using only body language, without words? [more inside]
posted by stray on Sep 30, 2006 - 12 answers

a trained monkey, Tutankhamun's mummy, and a drunken sailor muttering into his beer?

a trained monkey, Tutankhamun's mummy, and a drunken sailor muttering into his beer [more inside]
posted by dragonsi55 on Sep 22, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me install speaker wire

Help me escape speaker wire installation-purgatory - [more inside]
posted by Fidel Cashflow on Sep 14, 2006 - 12 answers

Best gift ever for NYC playwright

What semi-expensive, thoughtful gift should I give my best friend who is an aspiring NYC playwright for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Sep 14, 2006 - 9 answers

Know of a theater company playing Arcadia?

I am looking for a theater company in the United States that is currently showing, or will be showing in the next two months, the play "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard. Twin Cities or Seattle a plus. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Sep 7, 2006 - 3 answers

How do you keep informed about upcoming concerts and theater?

How do you keep informed about upcoming concerts and theater. [more inside]
posted by redunzl on Aug 27, 2006 - 19 answers

What are the copyright rules governing a stage adaptation?

What copyright issues are associated with writing a stage adaptation of a classic 1950's horror story? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Aug 25, 2006 - 11 answers

How do we transplant a musical from New York to London?

Theatrical types: could you supply advice on transplanting a small musical from New York to London? Any perspective welcome, particularly suggested theatres and people who "run the scene." [more inside]
posted by godawful on Aug 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Normalize My Audio

I want to normalize the audio output of my DVD player within a certain range. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by escher on Aug 22, 2006 - 15 answers

Big Ass TV

Home Theater Question: So I want to set up a digital projector on the wall of my apartment and I have one remaining question: XGA or SVGA? [more inside]
posted by slapshot57 on Aug 10, 2006 - 11 answers

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