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Happy Halloween: Listen to this LIVE adaptation of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 31st, 2017 Comments off

Our friends, Keri Dearborn and Michael Lawshe just released their annual Halloween show, Ghosts of the Internet.

This year it is a live recording of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapted by Keri Dearborn.

If you listen, you might hear 2 familiar voices among the cast (wink, wink)

Listen to Ghosts of the Internet 11: Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Also available in many versions from the LA Public LIbrary 

 

This way to the Pasadena Playhouse via Instagram

October 15th, 2017 Comments off

Time for Our Town at the Pasadena Playhouse via Instagram

October 15th, 2017 Comments off

Time for Our Town at the Pasadena Playhouse via Instagram

October 15th, 2017 Comments off

Physical Communication is Universal | Andy Dexterity | TEDxSydney [Video] via YouTube

October 5th, 2017 Comments off

A great presentation on sign language and the power it can bring to artistic expression and life in general. – Douglas

Physical Communication is Universal | Andy Dexterity | TEDxSydney

Physical Communication is Universal | Andy Dexterity | TEDxSydney [Video] via YouTube

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Andy Dexterity offers a glimpse into the ways humans communicate and interact using just our physicality. He also loves translating music and song into movement and finishes with an epic performance to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody at TEDxSydney 2017.

Thanks to Queen for permission to use the song.

Animation by Brendan Harwood.

Andy Dexterity is a Green Room Award-nominated performance maker primarily recognised for his unique brand of movement, fusing dance, physical theatre and signed languages. Andy is fascinated by the way we communicate and interact as a species and creates work with the intention to connect and empower.

Hailing from a theatre background, Andy has performed roles in award-winning shows for Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia and Belvoir Street Theatre, including the Australian premieres of Urinetown and Altarboyz.

Andy conceived original “signdance” choreography for Grammy Award-winning pop singer, Kimbra, conducted the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for The Wiggles Meet The Orchestra, was special guest in the 2014 Outgames Opening Ceremony, performed “signdancing” with Tina Arena and opened the 2015 Australian Dance Awards at The Sydney Opera House. As a choreographer, he devised en-masse “signdancing” for the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Netball Cup, choreographed the Australian revival of RENT – the musical and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, both for The Hayes Theatre Company and is currently coordinating and conducting The Sydney Auslan Ensemble for The Sydney Philharmonia’s production of Elijah. As artistic director of the 2016 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, Andy’s main focus was festival accessibility, incorporating Auslan (Australian Sign Language) into as many aspects as possible, including a sign language spectacular for the opening ceremony.

Andy is also an ambassador for Deaf Australia, teaching Auslan (Australian Sign Language) as a part of this role. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. 

 


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Pantages Abstract “The Book of Mormon” matinee today.

June 4th, 2017 Comments off

Pantages Abstract

“The Book of Mormon” matinee today.

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On YouTube: What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like – and how we know via NativLang

April 18th, 2017 Comments off

What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like – and how we know

On YouTube: What Shakespeare's English Sounded Like - and how we know

Watch What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like – and how we know on YouTube via NativLang

Botched rhymes, buried puns and a staged accent that sounds more Victorian than Elizabethan. No more! Use linguistic sleuthing to dig up the surprisingly different sound of the bard’s Early Modern English.

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On YouTube: Speaking the bright and beautiful English of Shakespeare, Ben Crystal from British Council English and Exams

April 9th, 2017 Comments off

A clip from this great talk on “Original Pronunciation” or how Shakespeare’s plays and language might have sounded at the time they were first written and produced. A link to the entire talk can be found below. — Douglas

On YouTube: Shakespeare’s accent from British Council English and Exams 

Actor and author Ben Crystal explores the accent, the theatrical conventions, and the world of Shakespeare, to reveal a bright and beautiful English.

The guardian of English poetry, the inventor of over 1,000 words still in use today, and one of the greatest players with our language, Shakespeare has given us a treasure trove of English to read – funny how so much of it doesn’t make sense until it’s spoken out-loud.

Watch Shakespeare’s accent from British Council English and Exams

Watch the entire 1.5 hour talk, Speaking the bright and beautiful English of Shakespeare, Ben Crystal

For more on OP, watch this video I previously shared

Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California

April 4th, 2017 Comments off

Fun Home at the Ahmanson

March 12th, 2017 Comments off