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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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Kitchen Duty

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 3) Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen Wednesday, June 4, 2014 One of the most practical and revealing rituals I’ve observed during Theatre Nohgaku’s residency at … Continue reading

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Let Them Go

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 2) Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Today was discipline: the first complete run-through of Sumida River with “blocking,” which is to … Continue reading

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Zen Mountain Monastery “Sumida River” Rehearsals (Pt. 1)

Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen Monday, June 2, 2014 On a bright summer day in rural New York, the sweet smell of clover and the sound of medieval chant fill the air. … Continue reading

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Newsletter, Vol. 7, Nos. 3-4

The newest edition of our newsletter is now available. Please click above, or on the image to download the PDF. In this issue we’ve got an article covering our 2012 Costume Workshop, an article by Traditional Theatre Training founder Jonah … Continue reading

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Nohscaping

Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word At the heart of Theatre Nohgaku’s experiment is an interest in relating and perceiving stories through the filter of noh. But “filtering” is an inadequate metaphor, implying that noh stands between … Continue reading

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A Story in Time and Space

Contributed by Kristin Jackson I play the part of the Shite-tsure, a grasscutter and companion to the Mae-Shite played by Morit Gaifman in the female cast of Atsumori. I am honored to have been entrusted with this part in my third year at … Continue reading

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