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Coming Full Circle

Contributed by Deborah Brevoort [Editor’s note: Deborah Brevoort is a playwright and musical theatre librettist/lyricist.  An alumna of New Dramatists, she is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders (a group of individual artists dedicated to international theatre exchange.) She is … Continue reading

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Writer’s Workshop 2013

THEATRE NOHGAKU 2013 WRITER’S WORKSHOP July 12 – 14, 2013. Hosted at the 92nd St Y, New York, NY Since 2003, Theatre Nohgaku has hosted workshops for poets, playwrights, musicians and performers to help them better understand Japanese noh and … Continue reading

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Miya (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Miya.” This entry includes the kuri/sashi/kuse sections as well as a brief ai-kyogen interlude. The Boat Captain appears in his true guise as Hata, the builder of the boat. … Continue reading

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Miya (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Miya.” It is patterned after a traditional first category (or Waki) play. The three plays posted here by Ms. Preston explore aspects of her life. In this entry we … Continue reading

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Egret at San Diego Bay (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Part II of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Egret at San Diego Bay.” The kuri/sashi/kuse is included in this entry. “In the fullness of his love, he helped her to leave.”)                     (Entrance … Continue reading

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Egret at San Diego Bay (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Egret at San Diego Bay.” The play is modeled after traditional third category noh, and recounts part of Carrie’s personal history – life on a boat; and the story … Continue reading

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Zahdi Dates and Poppies (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Pt. II of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Zahdi Dates and Poppies.” In this selection more is learned of the waki and shite, and their interconnection through their lives; recounting the death of the shite – husbands, … Continue reading

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Zahdi Dates and Poppies (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Pt. I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Zahdi Dates and Poppies.” Ms. Preston weaves elements of her own life experience into this play modeled structurally after traditional second category noh plays. It recounts the story of … Continue reading

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Zahdi Dates and Poppies: An Introduction

(Editor’s note: below is the introduction to Carrie Preston’s English-language noh works “Egret at San Diego Bay” and “Zahdi Dates and Poppies.” Preston draws from her own life experience in displaying contemporary settings for these plays. “Zahdi” is being scored … Continue reading

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Crazy Jane (Pt. IV)

(Editor’s note: the below is the final entry of David Crandall’s English-language noh “Crazy Jane.” Jane causes the Young Man to dance, and a question is raised about who is real and who is not, who is mad and who … Continue reading

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