Theatre Talk May 17th – Women are good for your art
TLS Theatre Talk Tuesday – May 17th
The TLS Blog about English theatre in Frankfurt am Main, Improvisation and more
- Everyone wants to become a better improviser, so don’t improvise. Seriously. Here is a list of other things to do that will also help you grow. One thing we thought was interesting was not to bother learning from your mistakes! Just keep at your goal. Listen to science.
- You would think what with the success of ‘women-centric’ movies such as Bridesmaids and The Heat, (and the proof that women led projects do well at the box office) that there is more of a balance in this day and age for women in media. Not so, actually. Geena Davis has an organisation and website devoted to increasing gender balance in everything from cartoons to film. (Last year we had six male writers for Play-in-a-Day, so we’re encouraging women to throw their hats in the ring to write.)
- Speaking of putting more women in things… this article at Vulture gives a great example of why non-traditional casting can be a fantastic idea and create more in-depth storytelling.
- And somewhat on that note… interesting post on playing the opposite gender in improv scenes.
For TLS improvisers:
- Keep building your improv muscles: there is another Improv Gym coming up on Monday May 23rd.
- Learn about the Armando and the Montage in the Long-Form Performance Course on Tuesdays starting June 8th.
For TLS actors:
- Hey, hey, what do you say? Got to sign up for Play-in-a-Day! Yes, we’ve opened up registration for Play-in-a-Day 2016. Don’t miss out on taking part in this unique theatrical event.
For TLS fans:
Doubt left us all in doubt. We welcomed two lovely crowds to enjoy the play Doubt by John Patrick Shanley. Afterwards a spirited and lively debate followed about the nature of gender roles, power, religion, race, gossip and lies. What was clear is no one knew a thing. An excerpt from an excited guest who review the show on her blog.
And that was certainly true this evening at TLS Frankfurt, when after tonights staged reading at Petterweil Straße 66, Bornheim, the small (but insightful) audience and engrossing cast, had to be asked to leave.“You don’t have to go home,” said the director,”but you can’t stay here.”We hesitated. Doubt bonded us. We wanted to stay and talk, because thankfully, John Patrick Shanley seen, that in a world where immorality, finds — always– dark places to cast further shadow, a kind act, is to leave something. Something to talk about. Something to bond.