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April 2, 2007

Call For Submissions

Babel is the online journal for ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge Network. It is a quarterly literary/activist journal focused on freedom of expression, exile, identity and cross-cultural issues. Our audience is international and the work we publish reflects this. Prose, poetry (we prioritize bilingual poems, original and translation or code-switching), essays and interviews are all welcome. We encourage creative twists on our themes.
We aren't able to pay our contributors, but your work would help support a meaningful organization. Please see submission guidelines at www.icorn.org . For the summer issue we are requesting creative responses (poems, creative non-fiction etc) to Wilford Owen's Athem for Doomed Youth.

April 11, 2007

Practical Methods of Theatre Training

August 27 - September 1, 2007 in Donetsk, Ukraine, international intensive workshop under the guidance of Sergey Ostrenko.
There are a great number of techniques which an actor, dancer or choreographer can use to form his own way of everyday individual training. "To make difficult habitual, habitual - easy, easy - beautiful", this is the greatest inspiration from Stanislavsky and the mastery of a performer in self-improvement. Participants will gain hundreds of interesting ideas and effective devices for practical work on the stage, starting from methods of individual training to creation of a performance in creative group. PARTICIPANTS: actors of dramatic, physical, musical and dance theatres, dancers, choreographers, directors and instructors. More details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/PracticalTheatre.php

April 12, 2007

Mixed Blood Theatre 2007-08 Season

Mixed Blood Theatre today announced its 2007-08 season, featuring Sarah Ruhl’s New York triumph, The Clean House, a newly-imagined staging of Jevetta Steele’s critically acclaimed Two Queens One Castle atThe Music Box Theatre, the world premiere of Love Person by Aditi Brennan Kapil, The Poetry of Pizza by Deborah Brevoort, and Mixed Blood’s 10th annual Spanish-language play, Esperando la Carroza (Waiting for the Hearse),at the brand new 430-seat home of Steppingstone Theatre.
Since its inception, Mixed Blood has used theatre to address artificial barriers that keep people from succeeding in American society. Historically that has manifested itself in terms of race, culture, language, class, sexual orientation and disability. The 2007-08 season continues in those footsteps, this time with gender at the fore. Women have been the foundation of Mixed Blood’s success for 31 years, but in the 32nd season the theatre’s women will be front and center more than ever: penning the plays, performing on stage, designing and directing off stage, working backstage and behind the scenes. Mixed Blood’s major institutional maturation came in the wake of its most well-received women-authored plays, from 1979’s production of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls… (remounted in 1980 and 1984) to the 750 performances of A…My Name Is Alice and A…My Name Is Still Alice from 1986 to 1993 to Lisa Loomer’s Maria!Maria!Maria! and Living Out (1998 and 2004 respectively) to Suzan-LoriPark’s Topdog/Underdog in 2003 to Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman in the fall of 2006. In this season, four of the five writers and 2/3 of the characters are women, hence the season’s moniker, “A Woman’s Work…Is Being Done!” In addition to celebrating the contributions of women artists, this Mixed Blood season features the transformative forces of love – in its many guises. “Mixed Blood’s origins are easily traced to the teachings and preachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who often called upon the irrefutable power of love to nurture social change,” said Artistic Director Jack Reuler. “This season, love (and laughter) will transcend language barriers, family feuds, health challenges, global politics, generations, betrayal, deceit, and more to prove itself the universal elixir.” Its love stories, told in five languages, are comprised of three comedies, a dramatic musical, and a fascinating new polyglot play.

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April 26, 2007

Randy Tat Creates "Tutto Flauto"

"Tutto Flauto" created by Randy Tat especially for The Zimmer Children's Museum for their ultra special Show & Tell: The Art of Harmony Exhibit will benefit "youTHink" the museum's innovative art and education program serving public school students throughout California. This highly creative exhibition, curated by Artist Kate Stern, features works of art using various musical instruments as the theme by Mr. Tat and 75 other renowned artists, humanitarians and social activists. 100 % of all sales proceeds will be donated to this wonderful outreach program.

Randy Tat's artpiece known as "Tutto Flauto" is a hand-crafted piece that transforms an actual flute into a stunning silver baroque candelabra that could have easily once adorned the halls of the majestic 15th century Odescalchi Castle overlooking Lake Bracciano outside Rome, Italy. This unique piece is embellished by a series of jeweled accessories including: turquoise, mother of pearl, Baroque pendants, briolettes, lavender quartz, iridescent jewels and vintage musical charms. Tat's three-tiered work maintains the integrity of the flute as a center core which is attached without welding or soldering. Miniature Italian porcelain musicians decorate the sides of the swirling arms, which combines sky-blue coloring with gold glitter, giving it a heavenly, angelic feel while flames flicker.

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