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  'Creative Risks' brings Public Theater musical to campus
In between is a temporary 200-seat theater that is serving as a kind of short-term laboratory for the Los Angeles-based musician, playwright and filmmaker Stew as he and collaborators work on Passing Strange, a new musical about growing up fl and middle class, commissioned by New York's Public Theater and the Berkeley Repertory Theater.
Of all American theaters, New York's Public Theater is the one whose mission comes closest to the way that the Department of Drama defines its own goals, Wolf said.
The Public Theater is "deeply interested in artists of color, playwrights and people in the arts who have a harder time than others getting their voices heard," Wolf said.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/2006/march8/stew-030806.html   (1005 words)

 Pittsburgh Public Theater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Public shares its resources with the community through education and outreach initiatives intended for a wide range of people with the goal of expanding and diversifying the audience while enriching the community.
The broad-based efforts of many private and public individuals throughout the community contributed to the successful launching of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and commitments to ensure full funding of the first season were made before its opening.
With funding from the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust and an agreement with the City that the space be used as a theater, the architectural firm of Damianos and Pedone took charge of the renovation of the Music Hall and its traditional proscenium stage in 1972.
www.ppt.org /about.htm   (810 words)

 Public Theater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Public Theater is headquartered at 425 Lafayette Street in the former Astor Library in the Greenwich Village section of lower Manhattan.
The Public also operates the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where it presents its free Shakespeare in Central Park performances of Shakespeare plays during the summer months.
Demand for tickets was such that the show moved uptown to the Shubert Theater, where it remained "one singular sensation" for fifteen sell-out years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_Theater   (424 words)

 PR: COOTM: The Public Theater
The Public is dedicated to embracing the complexities of contemporary society and nurturing both artists and audiences, as it continues Joseph Papp's legacy of creating a place of inclusion and a forum for ideas.
About The Public Theater: Founded by Joseph Papp as the Shakespeare Workshop and now one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions, The Public is an American theater in which all the country’s voices, rhythms, and cultures converge.
Follow the footpath to the Delacorte Theater or take the 1 or 9 train to 59th Street, switch to the B or C trains, to 81st Street and enter Central Park at 81st Street and Central Park West.
www.nycvisit.com /content/index.cfm?pagePkey=1566   (734 words)

 Columbia News ::: The Legacy of Public Theater's Joe Papp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
But off-Broadway, in smaller theaters around New York and across the country, there is still the passion of putting new and classic works on stage at minimal cost and with no price tag for the audience.
Mosher invited five theater stalwarts, four of whom knew Papp personally, to examine how one of the city's most influential public-art heroes had or had not ingrained his ideals into the bedrock of the theater and the city.
Beyond the inspiration and guidance Papp delivered, however, remains the needling concern that theater, particularly New York theater, is growing too expensive for the public's widespread experience and enjoyment, and therefore, "not reflecting the world," said Heilpern.
www.columbia.edu /cu/news/04/11/story.html   (536 words)

 Public Theater taps Eustis as new leader - The Boston Globe
Public Theater taps Eustis as new leader - The Boston Globe
Ending months of speculation, New York's prestigious Public Theater named Oskar Eustis as its new artistic director yesterday, a move that leaves Providence's Trinity Repertory Company searching for a new leader with Eustis's rare combination of talents.
The Public's board chose Eustis after a nine-month search to find a replacement for producer George C. Wolfe.Eustis will go from running two stages on a $9 million budget to running six on a $12 million budget at the Public, one of New York's largest theater organizations.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2004/11/18/public_theater_taps_eustisas_new_leader   (714 words)

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Established by Joseph Papp, The Public Theater in the last half century has become the nation’s premier non-profit theatrical institution through its work developing new plays, promoting talented new artists, developing varied audiences for both new work and classics, and for its annual summer presentations of Free Shakespeare in Central Park.
He brings to The Public an outstanding track record of achievement, both artistically and financially, and will be a perfect partner with Mara Manus, the theater’s executive director.
The extensive search process was led by a committee of Public Theater board members, including Gail Merrifield Papp, Secretary of The Public Theater, Kenneth Lerer, Chairman of the Board of The Public Theater, Ken Auletta, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Gordon Davis, Laura Pels, Liev Schreiber, and Warren Spector.
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 Public Theater - This is how it goes: broadway theater map
Under the leadership of Producer George C. Wolfe and Executive Director Mara Manus, The Public is dedicated to embracing the complexities of contemporary society and nurturing both artists and audiences, as it continues Joseph Papp's legacy of creating a place of inclusion and a forum for ideas.
The Public's mandate to create a theater for all New Yorkers continues to this day on stage and through its extensive outreach and education programs.
As The Public Theater approaches its 50th Anniversary Celebration beginning in the summer of 2005 with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by George C. Wolfe, it continues to be dedicated to achieving artistic excellence and developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people.
www.newyorkcitytheatre.com /theaters/publictheater/history.html   (313 words)

 The Public Theater - Photographs - Exhibit - Theater - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center is showing "A Community of Artists: 50 Years of the Public Theater," an exhibition of photographs, posters and other theateralia, until Oct. 15.
In 1967, the Public moved to the old Astor Library on Lafayette Street in the East Village.
The Public Theater's archive is an unburied time capsule, unearthed.
www.nytimes.com /2005/07/24/theater/newsandfeatures/24boxe.html?ex=1279857600&en=d42e3071eaf82ce3&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (401 words)

 Public Theater to stage newest Lloyd Webber play
The Pittsburgh Public Theater yesterday announced a big new season in its big new space, one that artistic director designate Ted Pappas says will bring Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and his newest work to Pittsburgh.
With his new tenure, Pappas hopes to start a new Public Theater tradition, an annual holiday show scheduled separately from the subscriber series.
With several important writers and directors contributing to his first season, Pappas is exercising a key advantage of his secondary position as national president of an influential union, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
www.post-gazette.com /magazine/20000315public2.asp   (665 words)

 Pittsburgh Public Theater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Pittsburgh Public Theater is accepting applicants for internships for the 2006 - 2007 season.
Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Internship Program offers college and graduate level students, who are interested in the artistic and production aspects of professional theater, the opportunity to learn valuable skills that complement and extend their fields of study and interest.
Applicants should be theater majors with a sound design emphasis or interest and have a basic knowledge of and vocabulary for professional audio equipment.
www.ppt.org /education.htm   (2194 words)

 Stanford partners with Public Theater - Boston.com
Stanford University will partner with New York's Public Theater to create an incubator for new plays by emerging playwrights and accomplished dramatists, university officials said Monday.
The project will create a residency at Stanford for playwrights working on new shows for the Public Theater designed to bring in students and faculty for workshops and discussions.
The Public Theater is probably best known for free outdoor productions of Shakespeare's plays staged each summer in New York's Central Park.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2007/01/22/stanford_partners_with_public_theater   (351 words)

 The Theater (Library of Congress Music, Theater, Dance: An Illustrated Guide)
One of the nation's major theater resources is the Library's collection of unpublished dramas deposited for copyright since 1870--in itself a formidable basis for the study of American theatrical, social, cultural, and literary history.
The Francis Longe Collection of theater works published in English between 1607 and 1812 includes original plays, theatrical adaptations, and translations credited to over six hundred playwrights, and is particularly rich in the works of lesser-known seventeenth-century figures.
American theater in the earlier nineteenth century is well documented through prints from engravers and lithographers of the period, of whom Currier & Ives and Thomas & Wylie were the most prominent.
lcweb.loc.gov /rr/perform/guide/theater.html   (1730 words)

 Pittsburgh Public Theater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
They are three of the most talented and successful theater artists in the world and they chose our own Public Theater as the birthplace of their show.
The Public Theater’s successful series of lectures — Mondays with the Public — and new play readings — Public Exposure — will continue in Season 32 with an entertaining, educational and stimulating slate of topics.
Both programs will continue to be free and open to the public.
www.ppt.org /upcoming.htm   (853 words)

 Barnum Hall to become public theater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The majority of the money — $88,000 — would go towards hiring a theater manager to oversee the daily maintenance of the historic performance hall, as well as hiring technical staff for various productions, and who would be responsible for artistic programming.
Since Barnum re-opened two years ago, school officials realized that the theater has been underutilized and there could be a potential to rent it to outside groups, which could bring in new revenue for the district.
But the theater would become self sufficient as operations would provide enough revenue to pay for continued maintenance, ensuring the theater would not fall into disrepair.
www.smdp.com /article/articles/2399/1/Barnum-Hall-to-become-public-theater   (919 words)

 Minnesota Public Radio's Fitzgerald Theater
The theater was built in 1910 as a Shubert vaudeville house and in 1933 was renamed the World Theater to reflect its international film programming.
Originally named the Sam S. Shubert Theater, it was one of four memorial theaters erected by entertainment-industry leaders Lee and J. Shubert after the death of their brother Sam.
The theater was again renamed in 1994, this time for author F. Scott Fitzgerald, a native of Saint Paul.
fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org   (437 words)

 Anspacher Theater at the Public Theater New York NY - King Lear Off-Broadway Play buy tickets, seating chart, info at ...
Anspacher Theater at the Public Theater New York NY - King Lear Off-Broadway Play buy tickets, seating chart, info at New York City Theatre.com
America’s leading Shakespearean actor Kevin Kline returns to The Public in a new production of one of Shakespeare’s greatest epics, directed by Tony Award-winning director James Lapine.
Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted to the Public Theater.
www.newyorkcitytheatre.com /theaters/publictheater/theater.html   (108 words)

 Public Theater Tickets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
We are the nations premiere seller of Public Theater tickets.
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 LA Weekly - Stage - Squinting Into the Sun - Steven Leigh Morris - The Essential Online Resource for Los Angeles
Not since the ’20s has there been such a vitriolic, retroactive attack on public stewardship (or support) of anything in the public interest, from hospitals to national forests to Social Security, even when private ownership of public interests proves, again and again, to be criminally inept and corrupt.
America’s professional regional theater movement and the National Endowment for the Arts that came on its heels were born in an era when information about the world arrived through a handful of TV and radio networks and a wide array of independently owned, big-city newspapers that treated theater seriously.
Our local theater is braced for the impact because it’s halfway along a road of survival — not because of some particular clairvoyance on the part of local artists and arts administrators, but because of an accident that occurred some three decades ago.
www.laweekly.com /ink/06/03/theater-morris.php   (926 words)

 On With the Show: Fifty Years of the Public Theater
"The Public" at 50 is a fascinating portrait of The Public Theater's people, and their roles in revitalizing the theater and the city.
Now that you have learned a little about the Public Theater and its mission, you have been assigned to determine the shows that will be part of the Theater's next season.
The Public Theater is involved in training a new generation of classical performers and creating opportunities for new writers through the "Shakespeare Lab," an annual summer acting intensive and play reading series.
www.thirteen.org /edonline/lessons/md_50years/b.html   (1435 words)

 Milwaukee Public Theatre
Milwaukee Public Theatre has its roots in a profound belief in the arts as a healing resource that must be available to all people, regardless of age, ability/disability, culture, ethnicity or income level.
So we seek public as well as private funding and contracts from organizations to make sure we are able to reach YOU.
Milwaukee Public Theatre workshops can be brought to any site and tailored to fit all ages and abilities andyour business, school, community, or personal interests with over 50 professional artists offering a diverse range of activities from which to choose.
www.milwaukeepublictheatre.org   (703 words)

 Pittsburgh Public Theater director energized for challenge
The Pittsburgh Public Theater yesterday introduced Ted Pappas as its artistic director designate.
Noted mainly as a director of musicals, he'd be a more obvious match for the Civic Light Opera; though an experienced itinerant choreographer and director, he has never run his own theater; and his taste in non-musical drama includes a passion for the Greek classics, which have never been part of the Public's fare.
Although Pappas has never run a theater, the search committee was impressed by his position as president of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers -- the national directors' union.
www.post-gazette.com /magazine/19991005public1.asp   (1520 words)

Established theater arts program when drama was initiated in 1988.
Advised middle school theater arts teachers on use of curriculum and classroom management.
Traveled to nine county schools (elementary, hospital, and BEH center) collaborating with classroom teachers on incorporating interdisciplinary arts and core subject units into their curriculum.
www.unc.edu /~lnapp/resume2.html   (372 words)

 Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29 memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini.
Groups of theater posters and additional sound recordings will be added to this anthology in the future.
The goal of the Library's National Digital Library Program is to offer broad public access to a wide range of historical and cultural documents as a contribution to education and lifelong learning.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/vshtml/vshome.html   (199 words)

 Hwang tapped as next Public Theater Resident - The Stanford Daily Online
The residency’s unique partnership between Stanford and the Public Theater of New York is a win-win situation for both parties.
For the Public Theater, having a West coast base increases their range of activity.
The theater is particularly renowned for its Shakespeare in the Park series that it hosts in Central Park, New York.
daily.stanford.edu /article/2006/11/2/hwangTappedAsNextPublicTheaterResident   (902 words)

 Welcome to the Public Theater
UNDER THE RADAR is a look at NEW THEATER ON IPOD SHUFFLE MODE – examples from around the world and the U.S. that spotlight artists ranging from emerging talents to masters in the field.
The shows are arranged so that you can catch more than one in a day, and the Public Theater LOBBY BAR is open so come early or stay later.
Located at The Public Theater and its partner theaters – 59E59, Downtown Art, The Kitchen, and St. Ann’s Warehouse – UNDER THE RADAR will offer a crash course in theater that is exciting, independent, and experimental, created by some of the most dynamic artists working today.
www.publictheater.org /UTR   (334 words)

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