The Work of Alan Ayckbourn: A Four-Part Series

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Small Family Business
Director: Karin Coonrod

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9/11 Collage

Friday, September 09, 2011

This commemorative installation for the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 when thousands of lives were lost and the landscape of New York City was changed forever speaks to the unwavering spirit of the City. Adams wanted to create a collage for all New Yorkers to experience a small healing reminder of our strength and resilience. Adams chose variations on the colors red, white and blue to speak to our unity as a nation. We asked New Yorkers to send us images and words of hope. We Will Rise is the outcome.

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Setting the Stage: Royal Shakespeare Company in New York

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

SETTING THE STAGE follows the final stages of the three-year journey that brings the Royal Shakespeare Company to the Park Avenue Armory in New York. On the way, we meet actors, directors, technicians, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, and generally explore the working life of an extraordinary company, who are the guardians of the legacy of an extraordinary playwright.

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Collaborations

Friday, July 01, 2011

WNYC's Leonard Lopate hosted a conversation with Michael Boyd, Nigel Redden, Rebecca Roberston, and David O. Frantz of the Royal Shakespeare Company about what it means to transport an entire company and theater across the Atlantic for the Shakespeare theatrical canon. Watch Michael Boyd discuss the differences between British and American audiences.

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Setting the Stage: The Royal Shakespeare Company in The Greene Space

Thursday, June 30, 2011

From July 6 through August 14, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will perform five of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory at Park Avenue Armory as part of Lincoln Center Festival.  The RSC’s theater technicians are building a full-scale replica of the newly transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre thrust stage auditorium in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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The Big Blow

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In the mid and late 1930’s WNYC began to benefit from the various work relief projects in the field of dramatic arts. The Federal Theatre Project made possible the first continuous series of radio dramas, and this is an excerpt from an adaptation of Theodore Pratt’s stage play "The Big Blow: A Drama of the Hurricane Country."

The recording is unfortunately incomplete.

"T" Is For Tom: Stoppard's Radio Works

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tom Stoppard, one of the most celebrated dramatists of his time, cut his dramatic teeth on radio dramas at the BBC.  The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR in collaboration with the Yorinks Theater Group presented his radio dramas as part of “T” Is for Tom, a cycle of rare early works by England’s most intellectually nimble playwright.

Open Air: The Future of Audio Drama

Monday, March 28, 2011

On December 11th 2010, Eugene Lang College, in collaboration with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, presented a symposium on the future of audio drama in our transformative times.

The Rat Race

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Greene Space and Yorinks Theater Group presented a two-day festival celebrating the life and work of a master American storyteller: Garson Kanin.

The festival featured the world premiere of the audio theater adaptation of Garson Kanin's classic Broadway play, The Rat Race.  The Yorinks Theater Group has taken this timeless New York City landscape and - for the first time ever - adapted it into a work not only for radio, but for radio's live audience in our multi-platform venue in the heart of Manhattan.

In addition, a lively discussion took place at The Greene Space diving into the work of Kanin as seen through the theater and film of the 20th century – participants were Charlotte Booker, John Rubinstein, Jay Binder, Philip Morgaman, and Howard Kissel.

New York, Queen of Commerce

Monday, March 28, 2011

These polemical plays highlighted the city as a burgeoning cultural and historical capital by bringing to life key moments in its commercial history.

This Is War

Monday, March 28, 2011

A series created under the auspices of the Office of War Information (OWI), and produced by Golden Age radio great Norman Corwin, it included contributions from distinguished American writers, and narration by Hollywood actors involved with the armed forces involved with the armed forces combined with montages that include sound effects, brief vignettes, readings, and songs. Listen to our examples below.

Cornelia Otis Skinner Monologues

Monday, March 28, 2011

Listen to some monologues by Cornelia Otis Skinner.

High School Residency

Monday, June 21, 2010

Utilizing the talents of seasoned theater teaching artists, this residency focused on the history of radio drama, and how it informed the culture of the 20th century. Using examples of previous audio pieces (including the work of Tom Stoppard) students were encouraged to collaborate and produce their own examples of audio theater, taking into account their experiences in this new century.

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Molière à la Richard Wilbur

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Greene Space and Yorinks Theater Group in collaboration with L.A. Theatreworks and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) presented Molière à la Richard Wilbur, with readings by Richard Easton, Emily Bergl, and Hamish Linklater, as well as Richard Wilbur himself.

W.H. Auden's "For the Time Being"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Affinity Collaborative Theater launched a partnership with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space with their moving and popular production. Written in 1942 when the world was at war, Auden’s Oratorio is a parable that merges the Biblical and the contemporary with a result that is simultaneously audacious and poetic.

Spinning Stoppard– A Stoppard Festival

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Greene Space in collaboration with the Yorinks Theater Group presented a trio of lively examples of Tom Stoppard’s radio plays performed for an audience at The Greene Space, WNYC's new performance space venue on Charlton Street.

The Fall of the City

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Fall of the City, a 1937 CBS radio drama by Archibald MacLeish that starred Orson Welles and Burgess Meredith, is considered one of the most socially significant – and boldly experimental – works in the history of radio. Written in response to the rising tide of fascism in Europe, the production included innovative key sound effects, some of which, ironically, were later employed by Joseph Goebbels in rallies he orchestrated for Adolf Hitler. The Greene Space presented a new production of this powerful classic, with an original score by Wendy and Lisa, and directed by Sarah Montague. Sarah Montague won a 2010 Gracie Award for Best Radio Drama.

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