Ensemble Works: An Anthology

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Ferdinand Lewis
Theatre Communications Group, 2005 - Drama - 306 pages
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This is a collection of ensemble-created plays by major American theatre companies - the first of its kind. Ensemble theatre is a term used to describe those theatre companies that work with a core of actors, writers and directors to create devised, collaborative productions, often rooted in the experiences of local communities. This major collection includes plays by the most important American ensemble theatre companies working today: Promise of a Love Song: Roadside Theater (Whitesburg, KY), Pregones Theater (Bronx, NY), Junebug Productions (New Orleans, LA); Hard Coal: Life in the Region: Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (Bloomsburg, PA); Berlin, Jerusalem and the Moon: Traveling Jewish Theatre (San Francisco, CA); ...Never Done: Touchstone Theatre (Bethlehem, PA); Nothin' Nice: Carpetbag Theatre (Knoxville, TN); Mad Love: The Dell' Arte Company (Blue Lake, CA); It's an Earthquake in my Heart: Goat Island (Chicago, IL). Each play is accompanied by a preface, which discusses the company's personal (and practical) approach to the collaborative ensemble process.

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Contents

Life in the Region
49
Berlin Jerusalem and the Moon
112
Never Done
139
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Ferdinand Lewis is a performer, educator and journalist, who has written for American Theatre and Parabasis. He is working on a companion volume: Ensenble Works: Traditions, Approaches and Strategies.

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