Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Political theatre isn’t just about depicting reality and expecting the audience to interpret it, coldly and rationally, as a call to some political action. That’s what Bertolt Brecht seemed to think anyway. “Political theatre,” he wrote, “must stimulate a desire for understanding, a delight in changing reality. Our audience must experience not only the ways
Friday, January 27th, 2012
Zimbabwean-Brit actress Thandi Newton (credits: Crash, Mission Impossible ) choice as a female lead in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie's novel "Half of a Yellow Sun" has some people upset.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Steve McQueen is a talented film director. He won awards for his feature “Hunger” about the death of an Irish political prisoner. His next film “12 Years a Slave” tells the true-life story of Solomon Northop,...
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Hot off the heels of Fela! The Musical’s phenomenal 11 Tony Award nominations comes the news (via Deadline New York) that Chiwetel Ejiofor is “formally attached” to play the lead in the Fela biopic slated for release...