Category Archives: Performances

Just Good Theatre

Contributed by Matthew R. Dubroff               For the middle two weeks of July 2015, Theatre Nohgaku had the wonderful opportunity to conduct a residency rehearsal at the Ko Festival in Amherst, Massachusetts. The focus of the process was the staging … Continue reading

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The Law of Cause and Effect

Contributed by John Oglevee There is great satisfaction in being in a show that run’s for a long time. In addition to the financial benefits, it’s gratifying to know that a great number of people can see your work, and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tips for Watching Noh

Contributed by David Surtasky Photographs by David Surtasky This summer (on August 1 & 2, 2014) a free torchlit performance will be held in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg? Pennsylvania? Who knew?) along the banks of the Susquehanna River at the Town … Continue reading

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Ox-Herding on Mt. Tremper

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 7)  Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen (except where noted) Sunday, June 8, 2014 Every day I would walk along the wall of the meal hall … Continue reading

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Bringing It All Together

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 6)  Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen (except where noted) One of the most gratifying and inspiring aspects of Theatre Nohgaku’s residency at Zen Mountain Monastery … Continue reading

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Lunch and the Dokusan Line: Teachers (Pt. 2)

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 5)  Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen (except where noted) Friday, June 6, 2014 Ryushin-sensei is lean, tall, grizzled. His gaze is gentle but firm, his … Continue reading

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Once More with Feeling: Teachers (Pt.1)

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 4)  Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen Thursday, June 5, 2014 Richard Emmert—Artistic Director of Theatre Nohgaku and the Madwoman in TN’s Sunday performance of Sumida … Continue reading

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