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Within a play: Reviewing the ‘troupe of actors’ method

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 30, 2014

No one said theater is easy. In film, at the very least, each project is its own individual work, which, unless it's a remake, has never been done before. Even a remake will have a different script and creative decisions being...

The stock characters: Reviewing ‘Trouble in Mind’ and ‘The Fantasticks’

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 20, 2014

It's rare, especially in this day and age, that we hear a story that is truly simple. A character moves from stasis into conflict, goes through trials to overcome the conflict and eventually overcomes the conflict. Nowadays, audiences...

Adrenaline pumping: Reviewing “The 24 Hour Theatre Project” and “Boomshaka: Disclosure”

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 14, 2014

I've heard people talking about this last weekend as "the gap week" for student theater. True, none of the nine major student theater groups on campus put anything up, but there were certainly shows to go see (beyond just the...