For a few weeks, Eastern Mennonite University’s playback theatre troupe envisioned their next storytelling event at the Wild Goose Festival as revolving around the festival’s theme: Blessed are the peacemakers.
Fitting, especially, for I ...More
What if a traumatic childhood event could be contributing to health problems? Wouldn’t listening and learning from a patient about that experience be as valuable for diagnostic purposes to a health care professional as evaluating a high temperature, sore glands or a skin condition?
A two-day transdisciplinary seminar melding theater and narrative arts and the health sciences in April a ...More
In the play “Hickorydickory,” normal people have mortal clocks behind their hearts. But others have clocks in their heads and they can hear the maddening ticking. Worse yet, they know when death will come knocking.
But don’t despair! Owners of a Chicago watch repair shop know how to easily extract those maddening head clocks. That is, if people don’t attempt to prolong life by tr ...More
Take a minute and read this book title: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future (or Don’t Trust Anyone under 30).
Chances are those words elicited some kind of emotion.
If you’re under 30, you may have just looked up or away from your digital device and rolled your eyes.
If you’re over 30, your facial ...More
When volunteers were solicited, nobody immediately stepped forward. It was a tough request: tell a painful personal story before an audience of maybe 40, many of them strangers to each other, and watch seven people trained in playback theater re-tell it through an impromptu performance.
Yet Muhammad Afdillah—a visiting scholar with Eastern Mennonite University’s ...More
Two weeks before his senior thesis project due date, Eastern Mennonite University senior theater and writing studies major Michael Bodner decided on a path he’d never tread: He wanted to write a tragedy.
“I’ve written a lot of comedy, satire and even horror, but I’ve never w ...More
For Izzy Howard, it’s hard to choose between her passion for play writing and her love of performing.
Lucky for her, she doesn’t have to.
For the past two years, the 16-year-old Eastern Mennonite High School junior has been participating in CrashHouse Collaborative Theater — a project started in 2008 that allows local high school students t ...More
The lovely leading lady must choose between two men – one viewed as a war hero, though he is foolhardy, and one viewed as a coward, hiding with chocolates on his person instead of gun cartridges – in “Arms and the Man,” a George Bernard Shaw comedy staged by Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) this spring.
Andrea Andresakis, a stage director and choreographer from New York City, d ...More
“No Roosters in the Desert,” a play revolving around the plight of four women trekking across the Sonoran desert towards the “American dream,” will open the 2012-13 MainStage season at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).