A Conversation with Nature Theater of Oklahoma
In Nature Theater of Oklahoma's uniquely off-the-wall theatrical world, conceptual inquiries underpin a playful sense of fun. The New York–based company won many local fans with<em>Poetics: A Ballet Brut</em>and<em>No Dice</em>performed here in 2008, and we've co-commissioned this next pair of productions, which you can see here in the same week. In both, as in<em>No Dice</em>, phone interviews Nature Theater directors Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper record with close friends and company members are used verbatim as the plays'texts.
Informal presentations by artists.
Hear from members of Nature Theater of Oklahoma as they talk with students from Ohio State's Department of Theatre and interested members of the public about their working methods and approach to creating Romeo and Juliet.
Those planning to attend this conversation are strongly encouraged to have already seen the Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Romeo and Juliet, which is being performed at the Wexner Center May 18-20. For the production, directors Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper asked friends and colleagues "can you tell me the story of Romeo and Juliet?" When memories waver, the creative juices really kick in to construct new worlds of desire, royal intrigue, and doomed love.
See Rambo Solo, a Nature Theater of Oklahoma production based on one devoted fan's recollections of the story of the Sylvester Stallone action hero, May 21-23.
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