The I AM SOUL Playwright Residency, part of the SOUL Series LAB (Liberating Artistic Bravery) Residency Programs at National Black Theatre, is the only theatrical program in the nation dedicated solely to the development of Black playwrights.
As a costume designer and illustrator, Shane Ballard says his life “revolves around clothes.” He’s worked on concepts for theater, film, and television—including NBC’s The Wiz Live!; the musical Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, and the 2017 HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
When 15 actors of the Rutgers Theater Company began plans to produce William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” they never imagined that instead of performing before a live audience they would be at home trying to bring the production to life as a radio play.
Theater faculty member Lee Savage serves as head of scenic design at Mason Gross. Savage says he believes scenic designers should be committed to their ideas but also flexible enough to collaborate and leave a concept behind.
Mason Gross MFA student Kim Griffin shares what life was like as head seamstress for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus two years after the 146-year-old show gave its final curtain call.
“In that risk-taking is where we’re fully alive—we’re fully alive, we’re fully present, we’re open, we’re wide open to chance and opportunity. I tell my students all the time, ‘Take a risk, get messy, try it, turn left instead of right.’” – Valerie Ramshur Check...
Photo of David Dannenfelser (left) with Charlene Wetterstrand and Andrew Abdou by Keith Bratcher. Andrew Abdou was in the middle of giving a presentation at the annual conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in September when he noticed audience...
Christopher Cartmill is an award-winning playwright, actor, and director. He taught for six years at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and has directed plays, operas, and cabarets in New York (off-Broadway), Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Mio Guberinic, costume designer for Madonna, Katy Perry, Saturday Night Live and Batman’s nemesis Bane, is training theater students to create wearable art through the technology of thermoplastics. The instruction takes place in Ellen Bredehoft’s costume crafts class,...