Survival Techniques

von Shane Anderson

Dea Loher’s play „Diebe“ has everything this year’s tt theme promises. Wolves and crises, the return of Nature and problems. Unfortunately, this new work from a living dramatist failed to excite my imagination, my hopefulness or even my willingness to sit in the theater.

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„We Want People to Eat More Vegetables“

von Shane Anderson

Based on transcriptions of telephone conversations that Pavol Liska conducted with collaborator Kristin Worrall, the Nature Theater of Oklahoma has created a marathon musical worthy of the word epic. „Life and Times – Episode 1 derives from the first conversation Pavol Liska had with Kristin Worrall, wherein Kristin makes the first attempt to tell her life story; spanning from her birth until her eighth year.

I sat down with founders Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska to talk about epic theater, boredom, conceptual writing and the Super Bowl.

Pavol Liska. Photo: Kim Keibel

Kelly Copper. Photo: Kim Keibel


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An Attempt to Understand the Wolf (In Me), Version 1

von Shane Anderson

Have you heard? Wolves have slowly been returning to Europe. And with them, the public’s fears and expectations have returned as well.

When Wolves Attack. Photo: Kim Keibel

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The Wolves Are Coming, The Wolves Are Coming

von Shane Anderson

Preparing the Huts. Foto: Kim Keibel

As you can see, the Berlinerfestspiele is in the final stages of preparation for this year’s Theatertreffen.  Huts are being built, rocks are being spread, boardwalks are being nailed in.
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This is how I blog

von Shane Anderson

When I blog, I sketch ideas. Usually visually, but not always. When I write internet essays, I like to bring back a little more theory in my life, as well as to challenge my perceptions with those of others. Together, these prove very useful for my writing praxis.