Last week A.R.T. artists were honored with two Elliot Norton Awards. In addition, Artistic Director Robert Woodruff was honored with a special citation in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Elliot Norton Awards. Here is the text of Robert’s speech delivered by Gideon: Read the rest of this entry »
Elliot Norton AwardsMay 31, 2007
Rock and Roll vs. TheatreDecember 8, 2006
Recently there have been some interesting preview articles for The Onion Cellar in the press and it has reminded me of a quote by Sam Shepard. Among his inspirations (some suggest potentially his greatest) is rock and roll music:
“Movies theatre books painting and art go out the window none of it stands a chance against the Who the Stones and Old Yardbirds Credence Traffic the Velvet Underground Janis and Jimi.”
In a preview article in the Boston Phoenix, the director of The Onion Cellar, Marcus Stern said the following:
“This theater person feels like our job is to try and not drag rock down to theater but to raise theater somewhere closer to the viability of rock, because there is something real happening on stage. In theater, you’re working against a faky reality.”
Considering these two quotes and the various preview articles, I think we are embarking on a fascinating journey leading to stimulating discussions.
The Dresden Dolls, part 3December 8, 2006
Here’s the third and final installment about The Dresden Dolls from YouTube.com. If you haven’t seen Part 1 and Part 2, we suggest you view them first.
We look forward to seeing you at The Onion Cellar!
The Dresden Dolls, part 2December 4, 2006
Here’s the second installment about The Dresden Dolls from YouTube.com. If you haven’t seen Part 1, we suggest you view that first:
We’ll see you at The Onion Cellar!
The Dresden Dolls, part 1December 1, 2006
We wanted to give you some more background information about The Dresden Dolls who will be featured in The Onion Cellar. On YouTube, we found excerpts from their DVD in three parts. Here’s part 1:
We look forward to seeing you at The Onion Cel
– Nicholas Peterson
Amanda Palmer, #2: “Boston’s Stylish 25”November 3, 2006
Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls, who will be appearing in The Onion Cellar starting next month, was named #2 It’s the first annual “The 25 Most Stylish Bostonians” feature in the Boston Globe.
“Dresden Dolls lead singer Amanda Palmer, quite literally, has a rockstar wardrobe.”
Read and listen to Globe Reporter Christopher Muther discuss Amanda Palmer’s style:
Read Amanda Palmer’s full bio on Boston.com
Oh, and Palmer edged out Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady who ranks 3rd on the list.