Action at a Distance
September 28, 2018 by Jonah Winn-Lenetsky
In the preface to Theatre and Culture, the famously depressive actor and theatrical scholar Antonin Artaud writes, “The theater, which is in no thing, but makes use of everything—gestures, sounds, words, screams, light, darkness—rediscovers itself at precisely the point where the mind requires a language to express its manifestations. . . .
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April 14, 2017 by Jennifer Levin
Theater Grottesco writes all of its plays as a collective. The members of the permanent company might spend more than a year thinking and talking about ideas before getting on their feet to shape the story and begin rehearsals. They rely on the art of clowning — as well as dance, movement, and gestural communication — more than on a scripted narrative. The experience of watching the end result can be disconcerting, even rigorous, as nothing about what they present is typical of traditional American theater...
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Santa Fe Arts Journal
March 31, 2016 by Emily Van Cleve
The quote “if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe” by deceased astrophysicist Carl Sagan is the inspiration for Theater Grottesco’s new original production “PIE.”