Thursday, January 02, 2014

THIS SUNDAY, JAN. 5: FREE PUBLIC LECTURE ABOUT THEATRE FOR A NEW AUDIENCE




Creating a Theatre for a New Audience: The Intersection of Architecture, Design, and Theatre

FREE PUBLIC EVENT
 
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 5:30pm
 
Theatre for a New Audience
 
at Polonsky Shakespeare Center
 
262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn
 
In 2000, Harvey Lichtenstein, recently retired executive director of BAM, invited Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), a modern classical theatre, to build its first home in what was previously known as the BAM Cultural District. Established in 1979, TFANA produces Shakespeare alongside a wide range of other major authors.

Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, wanted space that would be both intimate and epic, but without one fixed perspective, so that artists could change the configuration of the stage and audience depending upon the needs of a particular play and production.

Over the next year, TFANA will host a series of free public discussions, which will focus on how theatrical design can support art. Part One of the Series is a conversation between Jean-Guy Lecatscenic designer and architectural consultant for Peter Brook’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris and BAM Harvey Theater, and consultant to Jeffrey Horowitz on the Scripps Mainstage at TFANA's Polonsky Shakespeare Centerand Randy Gener, award-winning editor, writer, critic, and artist
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