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.

Affinity Collaborative Theater presented this concert-style dramatic reading, directed by Michael Cumpsty, star of the Tony Award-winning Copenhagen. Cast members included Michael Cumpsty, Maria Tucci and George Morfogen.

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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