Tag Archives: Theatre

The Power and Failure of Art Under Oppression — A Story from Ancient Greece and Modern America

I want to tell you a story I first read in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. A story that stuck with me long after, and helped shape how I think about art and art’s role in liberation. It is … Continue reading

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Sunset

I didn’t expect to fall for Gabriel. I resented him at first. He had everything. A beautiful home, wealth, connections to the powerful, a job studying and curating his passion, a seemingly never-ending supply of books, music and artwork to fill … Continue reading

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Skyrim

I was a console gamer growing up. The only PC games I played extensively growing up were Commander Keen shareware. I didn’t even have a PC capable of playing modern games until recently. So when I finally got one, I … Continue reading

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Your Game Is In Another Castle

Today’s surrealist game-in-a-game is a group game. Player 1 begins playing a simple game  such as Super Mario Bros or Super Mario World. They play normally. The other, observing players determine what kind of game Player 1 will play by … Continue reading

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New Leaf Players First Show Retrospective

I’ve been interested in looking into what games and theatre can learn from each other for awhile. Performing a play inside a video game seemed to be a logical extension of that. Animal Crossing A New Leaf was chosen for … Continue reading

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The New Leaf Players: Hills Like White Elephants. “Tickets” available now!

After two months of rehearsal, I am very proud to announce we are ready to announce the dates of The New Leaf Players’ first theatrical production in Animal Crossing: A New Leaf. Hills Like White Elephants stars Kira “Moth” Weintraub … Continue reading

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Open Casting Call for The Animal Crossing New Leaf Players

Taking a class on puppetry this past spring, I couldn’t help but think of some video games as a kind of digital puppetry. After all, just as the puppeteer controls the movements of their puppet to imbue an inanimate object … Continue reading

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