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Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway

               The La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Everyone has heard of Broadway, right? And I am sure many have heard of Off-Broadway. What about Off-Off-Broadway? Let’s not overlook this influential arts scene known to be a breeding ground for experimentation. According to a survey by New York Innovative Theatre Awards, there are approximately 500 theatre…

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The Art of Theatre

An old photo of a theatre troupe in costume   From its origins in Greece to its modern-day forms, theatre is built upon storytelling, and performance. It is a collaborative art form that uses live performers specializing in different skills who have come together to perform and put on plays, and even musicals. Performers communicate…

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Costume Designers – What Do They Do?

Costume workshop at a theatre, Prague

You see the outfits the actors are wearing? Beautiful, aren’t they? Guess who is in charge of making them. Well, look at the title of the article. That’s right, costume designers! Can you name a famous costume designer? I bet most of you couldn’t. And I don’t blame you. Despite their importance to the production,…

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The Joys of Teaching

The joys of being a teacher are unsurpassable and the lessons taught will last a lifetime for willing minds and hearts. While the teaching profession may not possess the most attractive paycheck, the reward of money is compensated with the bond and knowledge you share with your students. Those who truly have a passion for…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD