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    • Postmodern theatre

    • Postmodern theatre is a recent phenomenon in world theatre, coming as it does out of the postmodern philosophy that originated in Europe in the middle of the twentieth century. Postmodern theatre emerged as a reaction against modernist theatre. Most postmodern productions are centered on highlighting the fallibility of ... Read »


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    • Anne Bogart

    • Anne Bogart (born September 25, 1951) is a prolific and award-winning American theatre and opera director. She is currently one of the Artistic Directors of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a Professor at Columbia University where she runs the Graduate Directing Conc ... Read »


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    • Braschi's Empire of Dreams


    • Lee Breuer

    • Lee Breuer (born 1937) is an American playwright, theater director, academic, educator, film maker, poet and lyricist. Breuer is a founding co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company in New York City, which he began in 1970 with colleagues Philip Glass, Ruth Maleczech, JoAnne Akalaitis, David Warrilow, an ... Read »


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    • Frank Castorf

    • Frank Castorf (born 17 July 1951 in East Berlin) is a German theater director and since 1992 the artistic director of the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. His work is often associated with postdramatic theatre. Castorf's father was an ironmonger. Frank Castorf successfully completed his schooling in 1969/70, ... Read »


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    • Caryl Churchill

    • Caryl Churchill (born 3 September 1938) is a British playwright known for dramatising the abuses of power, for her use of non-naturalistic techniques, and for her exploration of sexual politics and feminist themes. Her early work developed Bertolt Brecht's modernist dramatic and theatrical techniques of Epic theatre t ... Read »


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    • Euphorium

    • Euphorium was a site-specific theater installation produced by Antenna Theater that ran from 2000 to 2002 in San Francisco, California, London, England, and Black Rock City, Nevada. The piece is based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, Kubla Khan. It was one of a series of installations Antenna Theater's director, Chr ... Read »


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    • Forced Entertainment

    • Forced Entertainment is an experimental theatre company based in Sheffield, England, founded by Tim Etchells in 1984. Forced Entertainment originally focused on making and touring theatre performances before expanding to long durational performance, live art, video and digital media. Their work has been presented ... Read »


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    • Richard Foreman

    • Richard Foreman (born June 10, 1937 in New York City) is an American playwright and avant-garde theater pioneer. He is the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater. Richard Foreman graduated from Brown University (B.A. 1959), and received an MFA in Playwriting from Yale School of Drama in 1962. As an undergradu ... Read »


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    • Fuerza Bruta

    • Fuerza Bruta is a postmodern theatre show that originated in Buenos Aires in 2003 and was created by Diqui James. It is also the name of the company that brings the show. Members of the company that created Fuerza Bruta were co-creators of a previous company called De La Guarda, which presented a similar show named Vil ... Read »


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    • Horia Gârbea


    • Arvind Gaur

    • Arvind Gaur

      Arvind Gaur (अरविन्द गौर), Indian theatre director, is known for his work in innovative, socially and politically relevant theatre in India. Gaur's plays are contemporary and thought-provoking, connecting intimate personal spheres of existence to larger social political ... Read »


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    • Dimiter Gotscheff

    • Dimiter Gotscheff (Bulgarian: Димитър Гочев; born 26 April 1943 in Parvomai, Bulgaria; died 20 October 2013 in Berlin) was a Bulgarian-born German theater director. His work is often associated with dramatist and director Heiner Müller. ... Read »


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    • CJ Hopkins

    • CJ Hopkins (born 1961) is a contemporary American playwright, novelist, and political satirist. Hopkins' early plays and experimental theatre texts were first produced in New York City during the 1990s at Off-Off-Broadway theatres including HERE Arts Center, the Ohio Theatre, Theatre for the New City, Manhattan The ... Read »


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    • Sarah Kane

    • Sarah Kane

      Sarah Kane (3 February 1971 – 20 February 1999) was an English playwright. Her plays deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture — both physical and psychological — and death. They are characterised by a poetic intensity, pared-down language, exploration of theatrical form and, in h ... Read »


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    • Tina Landau

    • Tina Landau (born May 21, 1962) is an American playwright and theatre director. Known for her large-scale, musical, and ensemble-driven work, Landau's productions have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally, most extensively at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago where she is an ensemble member. ... Read »


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    • Young Jean Lee

    • Young Jean Lee is a Korean-American playwright, director, and filmmaker. She is the Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to producing her work. She has written and directed ten shows for Young Jean Lee's Theater Company and toured her work to over thirty citi ... Read »


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    • Charles R. Lyons

    • Charles R. Lyons (1933–1999) was a professor of drama and comparative literature at Stanford University and co-owner of the art gallery Lyons Ltd. He received his AB (1955), MA (1956), and PhD (1964) from Stanford as well. As an undergraduate at Stanford he focused on Shakespeare with the legendary professor Marge ... Read »


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    • Charles L. Mee

    • Charles L. Mee (born September 15, 1938) is an American playwright, historian and author known for his collage-like style of playwriting, which makes use of radical reconstructions of found texts. He is also a professor of theater at Columbia University. Mee was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1938. He contracted p ... Read »


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    • Heiner Müller


    • Suzan-Lori Parks

    • Suzan-Lori Parks

      Suzan-Lori Parks (born May 10, 1963) is an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Her 2001 play Topdog/Underdog won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002; Parks is the first African American woman to achieve this honor. Parks was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky on May 10, 1963; she grew up with two siblings in a militar ... Read »


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    • Performance art

    • Performance art is a performance presented to an audience within a fine art context, traditionally interdisciplinary. Performance may be either scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated; spontaneous or otherwise carefully planned with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or via ... Read »


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    • Postdramatic theatre

    • The notion of postdramatic theatre was established by German theatre researcher Hans-Thies Lehmann in his book Postdramatic Theatre, summarising a number of tendencies and stylistic traits occurring in avant-garde theatre since the end of the 1960s. The theatre which Lehmann calls postdramatic is not primarily focused ... Read »


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    • Rebecca Prichard

    • Rebecca Prichard (born 1971) is English author and playwright, and one of the major contributors to the In-yer-face theatre movement. Prichard studied drama at Exeter University and in 1994, went on to her playwriting debut in 1994 in the Royal Court Young Writer's festival. In 1998 she was presented with the Critics' ... Read »


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    • Rosalie Purvis

    • Rosalie Purvis (born 1975) is a Dutch-American theatre director and choreographer. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College, followed by a Master of Arts degree from Brooklyn College. During the late 1990s, she gained a considerable following in the Netherlands. According to De Telegraaf, she was the yo ... Read »


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    • Saratoga International Theater Institute

    • Saratoga International Theater Institute

      The Saratoga International Theater Institute (also known as SITI) is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of young theater artists, and a commitment to international collaboration. SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redef ... Read »


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    • Théatre du Rêve Expérimental


    • Mac Wellman

    • Mac Wellman (born 1945) is an American playwright, author, and poet. He is best known for his experimental work in the theater which rebels against theatrical conventions, often abandoning such traditional elements as plot and character altogether. His plays frequently resemble a moving collage of events which has more ... Read »


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    • Robert Wilson (director)

    • Robert Wilson (born October 4, 1941) is an American experimental theater stage director and playwright who has been described by the media as "[America]'s – or even the world's – foremost avant-garde 'theater artist'". Over the course of his wide-ranging career, he has also worked as a choreographer, performe ... Read »


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    • You Me Bum Bum Train

    • You Me Bum Bum Train is an Interactive theatre performance devised by Kate Bond and Morgan Lloyd in 2004. The pair met as art students in Brighton, where they were studying illustration and film. You Me Bum Bum Train gained critical acclaim in the United Kingdom when it was awarded the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Tr ... Read »


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