Sociology of the Media / Theatre

The Theatre Corps: communities of volunteers

Volunteering is a key concept for American theatres and a perk for all the parts involved.  The theatres’ sizes and the importance they attach to their volunteers lead to different notions of community.   Volunteering plays an important part in theatre. San Francisco Bay Area theaters  like Golden Thread Productions, Shotgun Players, the African-American Shakespeare Company, … Continue reading

The Colored Theater of African-Americans
Cultural Diversity / Sociology of the Media / Theatre

The Colored Theater of African-Americans

Why are African-American theaters still numerous in America, putting their cultural background up front? When looking at the missions and productions of these theaters, one can notice that specific groups of people are being targeted. Their vision of community thus tends to be different from other theaters in general. Theaters can either claim to address a … Continue reading

The Female Catch
Culture / In English / Sociology of the Media / Theatre

The Female Catch

The notion of “community” is an inherent part of the communication strategy displayed on theaters’ websites. This term is mostly used in a positive and inclusive way in order to create a link between the theatrical world and the audience and serves as a promotional tool for a specific activity: theater. However, creating an exclusive community … Continue reading

Minority Theaters: Beyond and Within
In English / Sociology of the Media / Theatre

Minority Theaters: Beyond and Within

Minority theaters have a specific mission: serving an audience and thus specific communities. The African American Shakespeare Theater and the Rhino Theater are two examples of how they choose to define their own sense of community through their online communication. Two Communities: LGBT and African-American Both theaters aim at specifically serving their target communities. For the … Continue reading

How acting should transcend you
Culture / Theatre

How acting should transcend you

American actor, director, acting teacher and writer director, Sarah Eigerman explains how she conceives the creative process of acting. She recalls her experience creating FACT in Paris and working at the Strasberg Institute in New York. Sarah Eigerman has just opened the 26th school year of FACT, the French-American Organization for Cinema and Theatre. FACT … Continue reading