March 2005  

Julius Krinski
Adapting A Novel
For The Stage
A Life In Pursuit of the Art of Love
by Ned Bobkoff
by Arthur Meiselman

Scene4  Nathan Thomas, Michael Bettencourt, Alex Danin Adler, Claudine Jones, Ned Bobkoff, Martin Challis, Andrea Kapsaski, Andréa Carvalho

Nathan Thomas
Universal Questions
Is someone alive or young or yet to be born
who will think of acting in a new way?

Michael Bettencourt
The Weight of Theatre
good measure of a play's success is the degree to which it keeps audience members from remembering that they have bladders that need emptying.

Arthur Meiselman
A Life In Pursuit of the Art of Love
Interview with Julius Krinski
This issue in Focus

Claudine Jones
XL Spreadsheet Blues
As an under-employed actor, I am under the unpleasant misfortune
of having to maintain a day job.

Ned Bobkoff
A Little Oil Lamp Smoking
Adapting A Novel For The Stage
This issue in Focus

Andrea Kapsaski
Elfriede Jelinek: The Opposite of Pornography
She was called a "Nestbeschmutzer" (nest-fouler), a "sensationalist,
communist, and "anti-American hack".

Martin Challis
The Power of Ensemble
For the past three weeks I have been working
on a low budget feature film

Andréa Carvalho
  The Day I Met Denise Stoklos - Louise Bourgeois
 Denise Stoklos - Louise Bourgeois does, undoes and redoes.
 She expresses a single concept: "life-art".

 O dia em que encontrei Denise Stoklos Louise Bourgeois
Denise Stoklos Louise Bourgeois faz, desfaz, refaz.
Expressa um único neologismo: "vidarte".

Scene4 Renate Stendhal Reviews

the Crocodile:
Second Thoughts
Pedro Almodóvar's
Bad Education
La Mala Educación

Scene4 Bumper Cars The Steiny Road to Operadom Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On by Karren Alenier
Karren Alenier and Gertrude Stein
The Steiny Road
to Operadom with
Karren Alenier

A travelogue of the work-in-progress opera
Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On

This Month's installment 18
Hubris, vanity, rejection. In an artist's life, these stations along the road called ambition loom larger than the witches Macbeth met on a Scottish heath.

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The Autobiography of Lester Cole, legendary screenwriter, one of the founders of the screenwriters guild ( now the WGA) and the most unrelenting and outspoken member of the blacklisted "Hollywod Ten".

1844, when California was still part of Mexico,a mysterious group of native Californios confronting the land-hungry Americans, a troubled love story of a young American girl and a secret British agent combine in this intriguing novel by Jack Adler.

Set against the clouds of warfare to deliver India and Pakistan into  Independence, Farzana Moon's novel stirs the myth that when a serpent gets to be one hundred years old, it can transform itself into human form..

A zesty, tasty collection of Monologues (great for auditions!) along with short plays and short stories by writer, composer, performer Les Marcott


New plays available for production, Come In, Stranger, Out of the Fog by Rich Yurman, In Stanley's Room by George Freek, Even After All These Years by Nathan Albright, and a screenplay, Meka and Alexander by Gregory Walker


An intense portrayal of the captivity of a man inside his own skin and the thoughts and feelings that torture him, in a poetic autobiography by Argentine poet, Gito Minore.

In the classic style of Sufi poetry, Farzana Moon explores the sensuous fantasies, dreams and mysticism of a deeply personal, private world


Song-verse memories of romantic dreams by Bryon Harrelson

A revealing, provocative, unchained self-portrait of a citizen of the world, a man in pursuit of the art of love.
Julius Krinski:
A Life

A chalenging look at your life and the rest of the world through the eyes of of some remarkable people.
Wondering Into Thai Culture
with Mont Redmond

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