Meyerhold: A Staged Reading

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:00pm

Paul Creative Arts Center Hennessy Theatre


 Meyerhold by Laura Lewis-Barr, Oct 23, 2021 at 7pm, Hennessy Theatre, Admission: FREE

 This event will also be live-streamed via Youtube or Facebook (TBD) 

The second runner up is Meyerhold by Laura Lewis-Barr. The play explores the life of the brilliant and influential Russian theatre director, Vsevolod Meyerhold, who studied under Constantin Stanislavski, the father of modern acting. Rejecting Stanislavski’s drive for realism, Meyerhold opened his own anti-realistic theatre and became the toast of the 1920-30 theatrical world, only to be killed by Stalin's forces for refusing to compromise his artistic vision. This play also explores Meyerhold's life through the means and aesthetics he made famous. The play will be given a public reading as part of the UNH Department of Theatre and Dance’s 2021/22 season.

 

Staged Readings of the finalists in the Woodward International Playwriting Competition

The Cultural Stages: Woodard International Drama and Dance initiative is an extensive program designed to promote a greater understanding of world cultures through theatre and dance, made possible through the generous support of Ellis Woodward, UNH Class of '74. The Woodward International Playwriting Prize is a global competition that seeks unproduced plays or unproduced English translations of produced plays, that focus on cultures outside the US.

 

UNH plans a fully open and in-person fall semester. Some precautions may remain in effect such as decreased density as recommended by the CDC and state public health officials. Any precautions affecting Theatre & Dance Department performances will be noted on our website prior to each performance at https://cola.unh.edu/theatre-dance/calendar. 

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