The Visionbox Studio Theatre PLAYCLUB!
Date: Thursday, September 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person.
the past decade of teaching and performances at Visionbox, one of the
most interesting ongoing discoveries has been the response of audience
members watching us work on material as part of a performance. After
performing scenes or pieces of whole plays we have rehearsed in class
sequences, we decided to give notes and direct material in front of
the audience. We have been told over and over that watching that part of
our process was almost more entertaining or intriguing than the
performances themselves. We refer to this as the study of technique and
an attention to the process over product.
Our play for September 24th is “True West”, the 1980 play by American playwright Sam Shepard. TRUE WEST is the story of two brothers locked in a rivalry not over the land of the "True West" but over a kind of mythic land that defines their identities. Sam Shepard was one of our most prolific American playwrights, who explored the opposition between Pop American Culture and the Old West. This play has been performed by countless extraordinary actors, perhaps most notably by Gary Sinese and John Malkovich in 1984.