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Thor: Ragnarok – Director Taika Waititi Personally Shaved Karl Urban’s Head For The Role

It takes a good amount of dedication for one to shave their hair for a role in a film. After all, in today’s day and age, you can largely get away with mostly everything with a skilled makeup artist or hair designer. But to actually get rid of it all for the sake of a […]

After Allegations Of Sexual Abuse Led To The Controversial Firing Of A Popular Artistic Director, Theatre Asks City For Cash

19 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Rochester, Minnesota's Civic Theatre is asking the city for $80,000 on top of its usual $200,000 appropriation. In June, after news stories detailed seven different allegations of abuse for the former executive director and former board members failing to stop the abuse, the theatre also fired its popular artistic director. Now the theatre's in need […]

Björk details sexual harassment from a Danish director

In a Facebook post the artist from an incident involving sexual assault.

A Master Sculptor And FX Artist Explains How To Restore A Jim Henson Puppet

After making a movie, actors and directors typically go on to do other things -- like make more movies, sell beauty products, or become the Governor of California and then go back to making more movies. But what happens to the props, figures, and puppets that help make a movie come to life? More »      

Now That Atlanta's New Ballet Company Has Gotten Off The Ground, What Next?

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, launched this past spring by five dancers who left Atlanta Ballet following the arrival of a new artistic director last year, has its organizational structure and early donors lined up, its first performances this month and next, and home venues secured in downtown Atlanta and the suburbs. Where to now? "As […]

Jerry Dixon Named New Artistic Director of Village Theatre

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle Jerry Dixon has been directing mainstage shows Village Theatre since 2006, including Show Boat, The Full Monty, and the original musical A Proper Place. Courtesy of Village Theatre Village Theatre announced today that artistic director Steve Tomkins, who's been with the organization for 25 years, is retiring in May 2018. Show More Summary

CIFF 2017 Preview: 45 Films to See

Although this year’s edition of the Chicago International Film Festival marks the first in its 53 years to not feature founder and CEO Michael Kutza serving as its Artistic Director—longtime festival associate Mimi Plauche was namedShow More Summary

Dancer Pennsylvania Ballet Fired For Being Too Tall Tells Her Story

Sara Michelle Murawski was personally recruited by incoming artistic director Ángel Corella, only to be told - four months into her first season and right before she went onstage as the Sugar Plum Fairy - that her contract would not be renewed because she was too tall for any of the company's men to partner. […]

Martha Lavey's 1987 'Lemon' role at Steppenwolf is a lesson we need to keep learning

At Monday’s moving memorial for former Steppenwolf Theatre artistic director Martha Lavey, many beautiful pictures of the late actress and cultural leader were displayed. One especially haunting example was of Lavey playing the character of Lemon in Frank Galati’s 1987 production of Wallace Shawn’s...

New Museum selects OMA as architects for next phase of expansion

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The New Museum Board of Trustees, Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, announced today that OMA / Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu have been selected as the design architects for the Museum?s next phase of expansion. Show More Summary

Little Museum of Horrors: The Artistic References of Lars Von Trier

By Jacob Oller The controversial director isn’t shy about anything, especially his references. ars Von Trier is a meticulous director, despite his looseness with words on his own time. His films, resplendent with technical detail, are often supernatural in their over-the-top production. Show More Summary

MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners For 2017 Include Annie Baker, Taylor Mac, Yuval Sharon, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Dawoud Bey

Alongside playwright Baker (The Flick, Circle Mirror Transformation), theater artist Mac (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music), opera director Sharon (of the L.A. experimental company The Industry), critic and novelist Nguyen (The Sympathizer),...Show More Summary

CEO Of Scotland's Only Full-Time Acting Company Suddenly Resigns

"Nick Parr has resigned after just two years as chief executive of Dundee Rep, which boasts the country's only full-time company of actors. He has left with immediate effect less than two months after the Rep's new artistic director, Andrew Panton, took charge of his first show." While the company saw revenue rise under Parr, […]

Theater Review: ERS’s Measure for Measure Plays a Losing Game

In the program for Measure for Measure, now playing at the Public Theater, John Collins, Artistic Director of Elevator Repair Service—the downtown theater company known for its exhilarating de- and re-constructions of classic novels, including the epic and acclaimed Gatz—says, “A few years ago, I conceded it was time for ... More »

Social Media Art Director / Production Artist - Atlanta, GA

Company: Alliance Marketing Partners Location: Atlanta, Georgia Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Early Career (1+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: $0 - $40,000

My Friend Dahmer gets a full trailer ahead of November release

A few months ago, an intriguing teaser trailer arrived online to offer a preview of director Marc Meyers' MY FRIEND DAHMER, an adaptation of a 224 page graphic novel that artist John "Derf" Backderf wrote about his experience...Show More Summary

Oxford students can now study for free with soloists

The cellist Natalie Clein, who is artist in residence and director of performance at Oxford University, has called in six top soloists to teach there every fortnight. The new teachers are Alexander Janiczek, Katharine Gowers, James Boyd, Hannah Roberts, Katya Apekisheva and Anna Tilbrook. In principle, any student can turn up for a one-on-one tutorial, […]

HBO’s Spielberg is a wide-ranging, but inessential portrait of one of America’s most popular artists   

Edited from an unprecedented collection of talking-head interviews with the director and his friends, family, and creative collaborators, the new HBO documentary Spielberg offers a comprehensive career history of one of America’s defining popular artists. But what do its 145 minutes (an appropriately Spielberg-ian… Read more...

New Arrivals: UNIQLO U Fall ’17 Collection

UNIQLO U Fall/Winter 2017 Men’s Collection UNIQLO U makes a strong case for color with its new fall-winter 2017 collection. Artistic director Christopher Lemaire reinvents wardrobe basics for the outing. The third collection for the line, easy to wear pieces represent UNIQLO’s approach to LifeWear. The first drop of the season includes covetable items like... [Read More]

Actors Theatre Of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters To Step Down

"Les Waters, who has served as artistic director for six seasons, will depart next summer to pursue personal projects, according to a press release sent Wednesday.... Waters has produced 78 plays and directed 18 in Louisville during his six seasons at the helm. His leadership 'invigorated' the Humana Festival of New American Plays, according […]

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