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  Experimental theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Experimental theatre is a general term for various movements in Western theatre that began in the 20th century as a reaction against the then-dominant conventions governing the writing and production of drama, and against naturalism in particular.
The term has shifted over time as the mainstream theatre world has adopted many forms that were once considered radical.
It is used more or less interchangeably with the term avant-garde theatre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Experimental_theater   (105 words)

 :: Arts :: Performing Arts :: Theatre :: Experimental
Experimental theatre is all about breaking the rules of a "typical" theatre performance.
NYU's Experimental Theatre Wing - The Experimental Theatre Wing is dedicated to initiating students into the artistic process through the medium of theatre.
Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award - To help the development of emerging practitioners in the field of experimental theatre and to encourage a new generation of creative artists.
www.localadsearch.com /Arts/Performing_Arts/Theatre/Experimental   (347 words)

 Experimental Theater Chicago News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Experimental Theatre Chicago presents its fifth annual festival of short experimental, progressive and interdisciplinary performance.
A durational improvisation exploring the desire to be identified and recognized, starring five actors who will manipulate light, clothes and signs to create images and interactions hinging on the intersection of perception and coincidence.
In the spring of 2006 Experimental Theatre Chicago will be presenting a staged reading series for the development of ambitious new work by Chicago area playwrights.
www.experimentaltheatrechicago.org /ETC_NEWS.html   (291 words)

 NYU:TSOA:Experimental Theatre Wing
The Experimental Theatre Wing is dedicated to initiating students into the artistic process through the medium of theatre.
It is our mission to provide students with a training and production program that will prepare them technically, conceptually, and personally to create their own work, and to meet the far-ranging demands of both contemporary and traditional directors, playwrights, choreographers, composers, and filmmakers.
Experimental Theatre Wing : Department of Drama, Undergraduate : Tisch School of the Arts : New York University
www.nyu.edu /tisch/drama/etw   (129 words)

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The theatre in the Theatre II Building is known as the Experimental Theatre.
For example, the consumption of alcoholic beverages in Theatre II and The Experimental Theatre is against the law and according to university regulations must be reported and may be subject to police action.
Since the Experimental Theatre has been set up to present alternatives to the often more traditional fare seen in Duke, any program that is not illegal may be presented in it.
www.jmu.edu /theatredance/ETPolicy.html   (2632 words)

 Finnish Theatre — Virtual Finland
In the summer theatres the line between amateur and professional actors is unclear and projects often have a local flavour.
Following the building of the new National Theatre, only a handful of other theatres were built until the past couple of decades, when over half a dozen cities and towns, including Turku, Helsinki, Tampere and Lahti, acquired modern theatre buildings with two or three auditoriums.
Finnish theatre was born in a period of nationalistic fervour around the middle of the 19th century.
virtual.finland.fi /finfo/english/theatre.html   (2472 words)

 Loeb Drama Center
The theatre is one block ahead on the left, at the corner of Hilliard and Brattle.
The theatre is fully wheelchair accessible with an automatic door from the sidewalk located near the the corner of Brattle and Hilliard Streets.
The theatre is equipped with an infrared amplification system for the hard of hearing; headsets must be reserved in advance from the box office.
www.amrep.org /loeb.html   (500 words)

 Essay 5 by Jaime Kleiman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Unfortunately, this experience (okay, maybe you didn’t leave the theatre) is a very common one to have while watching an experimental theatre piece.
Experimental theatre is, at its core, a way of asking questions and searching for answers that you wouldn’t necessarily do (or want to do) with in a more conventional setting.
Theatre is about the relationship between performer and audience, and a show — any show — that doesn’t honor that relationship is holding back on you.
www.iveyawards.com /essayKleiman.asp   (866 words)

 UT Feature Story -- Performers Unearth Fresh Terrain: Edgy experimental theatre challenges audience and artists to ...
Performance theatre, as Rude Mechs’ piece illustrates, pushes the boundary of traditional theatre, surprising audiences with broken narratives and a mix of theatre, dance, music and the individual personalities of the performers.
Performance theatre operates with the understanding that what is happening onstage is dependent on the individuals who are performing it.
Most theatre departments are built on a regional theatre model, where students train as actors or playwrights or designers and then go out and find a job.
www.utexas.edu /features/archive/2003/freshterrain.html   (1816 words)

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Improvisational theatre (also known as improv or impro) is a form of theatre in which the actors perform without a script.
Because of the unpredictable nature of such a performance and the unexpected events that occur, improvisation lends itself naturally to comedy, and the specific term "improv" usually refers to a form of high-energy comic entertainment.
This is sometimes referred to as "organic" theatre, and is especially favored by creators of political theatre, experimental theatre, and practitioners of drama therapy.
www.batsimprov.com /about/improvtheatre.htm   (923 words)

 Teaching “Experimental Theater”
The project is a workshop in “experimental theater.” The participants are all high school students recruited from high school programs in debate/forensics, music, and dance, as well as from theater programs.
In these two ways participants are forced to focus their performance choice questions directly on what point or effect they wish to make at each moment in the text they have written without presuming predetermined answers.
These pieces are put together in a very short time and are experimental in nature; they are always “works in progress.” However, the participants are encouraged to drill their pieces so they will have solidity in performance and so the performers will be reliable for each other as well.
www.aesthetics-online.org /ideas/hamilton.html   (2476 words)

 The Arts
Finally, on December 3, 2003, the Experimental Theatre was inaugurated, and this year, exactly a year later, the whole complex was opened to the public.
With a capacity of 750 seats in the theatre hall and 300 in the experimental theatre hall, future plans for the project include a theatre museum, a library, seminar hall, studio theatre, an audio-video lab, a photography lab and a costume, set and props stores.
While the larger theatre hall was demanded in order to have a regular venue for the presentation of plays, the experimental theatre hall was built in order to give directors and script writers free rein.
www.newagebd.com /2004/dec/10/arts.html   (1911 words)

Southern's theatre major prepares you for careers in theatre, whether your heart's desire is to be on stage, backstage, or in the wings.
That's because our undergraduate theatre program, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, gives students critical thinking skills and specialized theatre training that serve them well in any workplace.
Theatre designers and technical specialists create the visual elements and illusion that set the scene - and sometimes steal the show.
www.southernct.edu /undergrad/schas/THR   (535 words)

 :: SQUAT THEATRE : Pig! Child! Fire! press ::
SQUAT - short for squatters- is an exiled Hungarian experimental theatre that began working as a group in Budapest in 1969.
Banned in Budapest for a performance that was considered by the authorities to be "obscene" and "apt to be misinterpreted from a political point of view", in its new work, entitled "Pig, Child, Fire!" Squat certainly deserves that double charge.
The current play is derived from the Theatre of Cruelty, and in keeping with that fact the minimal prepared text is taken from the writings of Artaud and Dostoyevsky.
squattheatre.com /press1   (681 words)

 Yordon - Experimental Theatre
This exciting new text is devoted to the investigation of experimental group performance types, featuring readers theatre and chamber theatre as well as ethnographic studies, conversation analysis, and personal narratives.
She describes and defines the theories behind these experimental theater forms, but focuses primarily on the methods and techniques involved in creating scripts and staging productions.
Experimental Theatre: Creating and Staging Texts features sparkling examples from a variety of literary sources as well as abundant exercises designed to stimulate creative thinking and enhance readers’ understanding of the content.
www.waveland.com /Titles/Yordon.htm   (141 words)

 Nelke Experimental Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Nelke left BYA in 1908, but the Nelke Experimental Theatre honors her contributions to BYA's drama department.
The Technical Director for the Nelke Experimental Theatre can be contacted through the Division of Arts Production: D 359G Harris Fine Arts Center (801) 422-7779.
The use of open flame in any and all performances of the entertaining arts of Brigham Young University, whether or not campus or touring groups are involved, will be under the supervision and direction of the Campus Safety Office in coordination with the DAP Special Projects Manager.
cfac.byu.edu /pe/Venue_Scheduling/nelkeExperimental.php   (563 words)

 Productions - Experimental Theatre
This brought about a new dimension to its mission that would be continued in coming years as part of a specific vision based on the creation of a debate between local, Arab and International Theatre experiences and experiments.
Within the periphery of this vision “Women of Sand and Myrrh” was produced; where four Palestinian actresses from Nazareth, Jerusalem, Jordan and Syria moved with the presentation into areas considered dangerous and constantly avoided by the Palestinian theatre.
In its theatre mission, ASHTAR provokes questions about the concept, the soul and the body and moulds them into an integral part of the scene and turns them into a thorough search of life.
www.ashtar-theatre.org /experimental/experimental.html   (252 words)

 Loeb Drama Center Data Sheet
The theatre is also equipped with headset and monitor systems for backstage, including some wireless headsets, and with an infra-red re-inforcement system for the hard of hearing.
This theatre is a plain fl box, 36' X 45' with a balcony around three sides, and a grid supporting movable panels approximately 16' high.
The main rehearsal room is the 36' X 45', "marley" covered, wooden floored "Dance Studio" in the basement beneath the Experimental Theatre; regrettably the two are not sound isolated.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~loebinfo/loebinfo/loebdata.html   (1412 words)

 Experimental Theatre Organization
Experimental Theatre.Org is here to record, document, and to spread the word.
Experimental Theatre.Org is nothing but a communication forum to magnify that, and to tell the story of every each creative artist in the world today.
You will received the latest news of experimental theatre worldwide, Fringe / Experimental Theatre festivals, and the updates of Experimental Theatre.Org., on a regular basis.
www.experimentaltheatre.org   (421 words)

 Teatro Experimental
Teatro Experimental was founded in the 1930's by a group of students and professors at the University of Chile in Santiago.
The impetus for this experimental movement was twofold.
Although most of the plays produced were Eurocentric classics or Chilean plays written with American and European influences in style and themes, Teatro Experimental was instrumental in setting the stage for the political and socially relevant theatre that would blossom at the latter part of the century.
hemi.nyu.edu /archive/bib/donnellygautier/teatro.shtml   (558 words)

 Theatre lab: experimental
All students cast or who work on a show are eligible to receive credit as long as they are not also using the same production to fulfill work for another course, such as Directing II, Stage Management or a design assignment.
You may enroll in Theatre Lab: Experimental by filling out a drop/add slip prior to the start of the project.
You may receive only 1 credit of Theatre lab: Experimental per semester, though the course is repeatable every semester.
www.millikin.edu /theatre/current/experimentalsyl.html   (335 words)

 TUTA :: Open Theatre, Washington D.C.
It has remained a progressive, experimenting professional theatre company for a decade (since it's first city-wide project uniting 4 theatre companies, "The Strindberg Festival" in 1988).
Prior to 1996 most Open Theatre productions were directed by Washington author and director Joe Martin - who translated, adapted or wrote many of the scripts employed by the company.
TUTA is partially supported by Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Wrigley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, and a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
www.tutato.com /tuta.php?action=opentheatre   (204 words)

 Experimental Theatre: Arthur Adamov
He had been strongly influenced by Artaud's The Theatre and It's Double, and disgusted with the so-called "psychological" plays of his day.
When the character N. in La Parodie says that everyone is dead (tout le monde est mort, il n'y a pas que moi), he summarizes two major characteristics of Adamov's world as reflected in his plays: everything moves toward death, and death has no reason.
He believed he was inventing a new stratagem in the theatre by having a character heard by another but not having him say what he meant to say.
www.theatrehistory.com /french/adamov002.html   (1642 words)

 Safety Procedures for the Experimental Theatre in the Theatre II Building
Safety Procedures for the Experimental Theatre in the Theatre II Safe operation of the Experimental Theatre is governed by the following regulations:
The technical director for the JMU Theatre will enforce these regulations and close any production that is not in compliance.
Except in small amounts of spray paint, all solvent-based materials are restricted from the Experimental Theatre without prior discussion with the Director of Technical Production.
www.jmu.edu /safetyplan/theater/safetyprocedures.shtml   (347 words)

 Brown Paper Tickets - The Experimental Theatre Project presents "Woman/Girl"
The Experimental Theatre Project seeks to engage in multi-disciplinary experimentation and innovation, as well as artistic integrity and excellence, in all of its performance endeavors.
ETP is particularly interested in the relevance of performance to social and cultural concerns, and strives to explore these issues in theatrical form as well as in content.
The Richard Hugo House Theatre is located inside the Hugo House, at 11th Ave and E. Howell St. Parking is available behind the building, on-street, or at the parking garage on the NW corner of E. Pine St. and Harvard Ave E. (2 blocks west of the Oddfellows Hall).
www.brownpapertickets.com /event/2718   (355 words)

 Camden People's Theatre - New and Experimental Theatre in London, NW1
His first exhibition in the UK, this coincides with his latest theatre piece Irreversible, presented at CPT in November.
Reflecting Chang’s work in the theatre the paintings illustrate a significant narrative and theatrical strand; the presence of the sub-conscious is pronounced and a surreal dream-like quality pervades; a sense of drama in landscapes, with strange characters appearing or disappearing through multiple exits.
CPT presents work by the artist, both from an earlier period in Taiwan and work completed in London in recent years.
www.cptheatre.co.uk /event_details.php?sectionid=gallery&eventid=104   (125 words)

 Purdue presents 'Marisol,' the Experimental Theatre's farewell production   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Theatre will bring down the final curtain of the Experimental Theatre with José Rivera's "Marisol," Nov. 10-20.
The doors of the Experimental Theatre will close permanently after the last performance of "Marisol" Nov. 20.
Thousands of students in acting, as well as in costume, sound, lighting and scenic design, have trained at the Experimental Theatre during the past 47 years.
news.uns.purdue.edu /html3month/2005/051019.Felix.Marisol.html   (395 words)

 Experimental Theatre Wing
The Experimental Theatre Wing is a four year professional training program that prepares students to make their own work and to collaborate with experimental and mainstream theatre artists and companies.
Our curriculum provides a wide range of voice, movement, and acting methods, so that students can choose the techniques that will best serve them and develop their own artistic vision.
Students benefit from ETW's long history of facilitating collaborations between theatrical artists: they work closely with faculty who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines, perform in productions directed by distinguished faculty and guest artists, and create and produce their own work together with fellow students.
www.nyu.edu /tisch/drama/etw/aboutETW.html   (186 words)

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