Ticket holders are invited to post performance discussions with CSC artists following designated Tuesday performances. Talkbacks are free to all ticket holders, seating subject to availability.
A MAN’S A MAN
February 4 & 11, 2014
Ticket holders are invited to post performance lectures and discussions following designated Saturday matinees. Saturday Symposia are free to all ticket holders, seating subject to availability.
A MAN’S A MAN
February 1, 2014: Alisa Solomon, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism
Alisa Solomon teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she directs the Arts & Culture concentration in the MA program. A theater critic and general reporter for the Village Voice from 1983 to 2004, she has also contributed to The New York Times, The Nation, Tablet, The Forward, Howlround.com, killingthebuddha.com, American Theater, TDR – The Drama Review, and other publications. Her first book, Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theater and Gender, won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. Alisa has also edited several books: The Reverend Billy Project: From Rehearsal Hall to Super Mall with the Church of Life After Shopping by Savitri D and Bill Talen; Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (co-edited with Tony Kushner); The Queerest Art: Essays on Lesbian and Gay Theater (co-edited with Framji Minwalla), and a special issue of the journal Theater on theater and social change.
February 8, 2014: Brian Kulick, CSC Artistic Director and Director of A MAN’S A MAN
is in his eleventh year as Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company. Recent productions for CSC include Brecht’s THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE with Christopher Lloyd and GALILEO with F. Murray Abraham, Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST with Mandy Patinkin, Ostrovsky’s THE FOREST with Dianne Wiest and Shakespeare’s HAMLET and RICHARD III with Michael Cumpsty. He commissioned and co-directed poet Anne Carson’s award-winning AN ORESTEIA, which was comprised of her translations of Aeschylus’ AGAMEMNON, Sophocles’ ELECTRA and Euripides’ ORESTES. From 1996-2001, Mr. Kulick was an Artistic Associate at The Public Theater, where he directed TWELFTH NIGHT, THE WINTER’S TALE and TIMON OF ATHENS at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and also A DYBBUK, PERICLES and KIT MARLOWE at The Public’s downtown home. Prior to this, Mr. Kulick was the Associate Artistic Director of Trinity Repertory Company where he directed ROMEO AND JULIET, THE ILLUSION and DON QUIXOTE. He has directed the premieres of works by Nilo Cruz, Charles Mee, Tony Kushner, Han Ong and Kathleen Tolan. His work has also been seen at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, The Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Magic Theatre, ACT Theatre (Seattle) and The McCarter Theatre. His work in opera/music theatre includes CARMEN, PELLÉAS and MÉLISANDA, A SOLDIER’S TALE, THE GUILTY MOTHER and THE ANATOLE CYCLE (all for Long Beach Opera). He has also served as the Creative Director of The Shakespeare Society and is currently on the faculty of Columbia’s School of the Arts, where he teaches directing with Anne Bogart.
Click here to listen to audio from past Saturday Symposia conversations.