Some potentially good news for playwrights: Huntington Theatre Co’s new Artistic Director Peter DuBois said in a recent Boston Globe article that he’s interested in upping their commitment to new play development and possibly collaborating with smaller theater companies. DuBois cited as an example of the Boston scene’s inter-connectedness Company One’s upcoming production of Voyeurs de Venus by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia Diamond – who, in another bit of interconnectedness, was one of our playwriting panelists for the 2007 Artist Fellowship. (Thanks to Boston-area theatre blog Mirror up to Nature for calling attention to this article first.)
Speaking of the Huntington and new plays, the company’s outgoing Literary Manager and Dramaturg Ilana Brownstein was recently recognized with an Elliot Hayes Award.
At New England Film, filmmaker Marc Maurino offers tips on shooting a film in the Berkshires.
At the contemporary music blog Sequenza21, a composer muses about how notation software might affect the process of composing music.
We’re a little behind the times on this one, but in August, Peter Jay Shippy (Poetry Fellow ’02, Playwriting/New Theater Works Fellow ’07) guest-blogged at Open Letters Monthly about what’s on his nightstand.
Are you a comics artist looking to self-publish your work? Xeric Foundation out of Northampton offers grants to comics artists for that very purpose. Next deadline is Sept. 30.
Is your precious art-making time being WASTED spelling out the excessive letters of English words? You may be, like George Bernard Shaw, an advocate of spelling reform. And take heart: there are others.
Image: Nina Wishnok, STILL POINTS IN THE CHAOS OF TIME I (2005),
mixed media monoprint, 7 in. x 19 1/4 in. Nina’s work is currently showing in Field Report, a members’ exhibition of the Boston Printmakers at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, through October 18.