Looking for examples and/or literary history of a trope that I'd refer to as the Villains' Satan. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer
on Jul 1, 2011 -
Looking for books about the history of HIV/AIDS in North America. Wanting both clinical/ epidemiology and social narratives. Also, would love anything that touches on stage performers and the affect it had on creative fields during the 80s.
posted by asockpuppet
on Jun 30, 2011 -
Has anyone seen "Sleep No More" in NYC? Trying to get first hand reviews of the show.
posted by gbentz
on Jun 6, 2011 -
If you were doing an outdoor guerrilla community Shakespeare play, where each scene was performed in a different public place, which one would you choose? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw
on May 11, 2011 -
What are interesting projects where art meets new (digital/social) technologies?
Like Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir, Youtube Symphony Orchestra, or Google Art Project.
posted by vladimirfrolov
on May 9, 2011 -
I'm making a piece on and of karaoke with an experimental theatre company. What are your top 5 karaoke tunes - spectators, performers, and KJ's? [more inside]
posted by JaiMahodara
on May 6, 2011 -
I will be in London on business in late April, and would like to see at least one play or musical while I'm there. Can you please recommend a good (or critically-acclaimed) play or musical, or a website where I can find recommendations? I'll be there alone and will be looking for individual tickets - is it likely I'll be able to get singles for sold-out shows on the day of?
Thanks for your help!
posted by smilingtiger
on Mar 18, 2011 -
Thespians of Metafilter: What should I, a humble stage acting newbie, expect when auditioning for a role with his local theatre company? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy
on Feb 5, 2011 -
Quick, MeFites! In less than an hour I'm dressing to go to the Cirque du Soleil. I'm determined to wear my vintage black velvet strapless evening gown with flamenco ruffles. How do I style it tongue-in-cheek without trying too hard? [more inside]
posted by tel3path
on Jan 16, 2011 -
I'm directing a high school play and need to make a bluebird fly away on stage, but using a real bird is out of the question. How can I create this effect? [more inside]
posted by MShades
on Dec 9, 2010 -
If a building (in New York City) is listed as being accessible for disabled people, are you allowed to ask them if they're disabled before letting them use the elevator and deny them access to it if they say they're not? (I know this sounds offensive. It offends me. Please read the rest before judging. Thanks.) [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Oct 23, 2010 -
A small, cheerful, talented group of strangers will run into my girlfriend & I somewhere in NYC and break into song to help me propose to her. How do I find these fine folks? [more inside]
posted by shazzam
on Sep 20, 2010 -
How can I make fake bottles of (non-alcoholic -- or low-alcohol) Guinness? This is for a play. The audience will be very close to the stage. The beer will be poured from Guinness bottles to glasses. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Sep 10, 2010 -
Does anyone know if there is, or ever has been, a recognized significance in a character's exiting stage right or stage left? Like, do bad guys typically exit stage left, etc. I know almost nothing about theatre, and this seems like it would be an esoteric trope or something.
posted by carping demon
on Sep 9, 2010 -
Are there any presentation stages like Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington, D.C. in the western part of the US? [more inside]
posted by kaufmajm
on Aug 31, 2010 -
I need to find a venue for a cabaret/concert performance in Buffalo. The problems: our target dates (Sept. 10th and 11th) coincide with the opening weekend of the new theatre season (locking out traditional theatres), and we're not looking for a permanent residence just yet. Non-Buffalo specific advice also useful, details follow… [more inside]
posted by cvp
on Jul 12, 2010 -
I'm fairly literate in opera and American musicals. I don't know much about other theatrical traditions from around the world, and I want to investigate. What should I look into? [more inside]
posted by argybarg
on Jul 11, 2010 -
NYT covered Shakespeare In The Park 2010
which looks great:
It mentions tickets are handed out for free from 1pm on show day.
Anyone have experience with how long the queues are / when I should be there to stand a chance? Is 10am early enough? Sadly I'm only here Sat/Sun and we'd probably be angling for Sun.
posted by kiwi.es
on Jun 11, 2010 -
Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on May 24, 2010 -
What can you tell me about the underground/alternative visual and performing arts scene in Cleveland, OH? [more inside]
posted by poissonrouge
on Apr 28, 2010 -
Just saw 'Ragtime' the musical. Was really off-put by its preachy, black & white tone. I'm wondering if there's a word this type of entertainment. Where all the bad guys are perfectly bad, all the heroes completely virtuous, and everything absurdly predictable within a certain trite political worldview. I feel like 'melodrama' doesn't quite get to it, and neither does 'propaganda.' The film equivalent would be 'Crash' I guess (not Cronenberg's, of course).
posted by leotrotsky
on Apr 17, 2010 -
We have close friends visiting next weekend (April 16) and are looking for some new fun things/events in Delaware (or as far as Philly/maybe Baltimore for something truly exceptional). More specifically, theatre (especially slightly avant garde) would be great. [more inside]
posted by JMOZ
on Apr 2, 2010 -
TheatreFilter: Help me identify the play that this morbid, dark, hilarious scene I saw came from. [more inside]
posted by iktomi
on Mar 29, 2010 -
What plays from the last 50-odd years should I read? Satire, black comedy, or scathing political criticism a plus. Also plays challenging the bounds of normal theater. [more inside]
posted by beerbajay
on Dec 14, 2009 -
I'm very impressed with LA Theatre Works
and wondered if there were similar sites online offering theatre or other drama for streaming or downloading?
posted by feelinglistless
on Nov 17, 2009 -
I'd like to start a festival. This time I actually have a plan and possibly some people. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Nov 11, 2009 -
Did ancient greeks pay for their tickets to the theatre? The Romans for their seats at the Circus? [more inside]
posted by kandinski
on Oct 29, 2009 -
Molière's Don Juan, Alan Ayckbourn's Norman Dewars, Shaw's Leonard Charteris. I am clearly missing some greats, but who are theatre's other great philandering characters, male or female? (Theatre only, please, no films or television.)
posted by mykescipark
on Oct 19, 2009 -
Are there any examples of stories where a character is depicted as super-funny, and that actually comes through in practice? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer
on Sep 29, 2009 -
I was just cast in an opera! Problem: I have never been in an opera before, and am not really a "musical" person. Please help me keep from falling flat on my face! [more inside]
posted by hermitosis
on Sep 14, 2009 -
We will be in Berlin from this Saturday until Wednesday. Please recommend a cabaret-type performance that will be comprehensible to non-German speakers, is not overly risque, and will make for a fun evening.
posted by Xalf
on Sep 11, 2009 -
Do security camera DVR's record all video channels simultaneously, or do they only record one channel at a time or the multiplex all on one screen?
I ask because I'm looking to set up an ultra cheap multi-cam recording setup in a small theater. [more inside]
posted by tropikal
on Aug 28, 2009 -
How have issues of cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and diversity been tackled in art and popular culture? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Aug 17, 2009 -
Stage Combat Question. Is it possible to take a bladed weapon and render it safe for use on-stage (without damaging the weapon itself)? I seem to recall from my days as a DragonCon volunteer that cosplayer's swords had to be taped* and/or bated (or else the sword had to be peace-tied so as to prevent its leaving a scabbard), but I can't find a description of the safety-making process. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand
on Aug 6, 2009 -
No one tells you how to be a musician in high school. What should I be doing? I feel like playing open mics and blindly sending out demos isn't the right way to do it. I can't even play at bars because I'm under 21. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu
on Jul 13, 2009 -
Writing an Asperger character : how can I get to know enough about Asperger's syndrom ? Please bear in mind that I live in Belgium. [more inside]
posted by Baud
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Can you think of any films that include a scene where the characters play Charades, or a similar party game? [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Jun 22, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend strategy/tactics for snagging cheap day seats for 'Waiting for Godot' in London? Will there be a snarling crowd at 10AM Saturday morning outside the Theatre Royal Haymarket? How early ought I arrive to ensure I'm in the front of the queue?
posted by Devoidoid
on Jun 18, 2009 -
I need to find talented people who are into both theatre writing and web technologies. They should live in Britain or Ireland. I have two weeks. Where should I look?
posted by the latin mouse
on Jun 17, 2009 -