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by Associate Professor Sonja Kuftinec

  • ISBN: 0809324970
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  • Author: Associate Professor Sonja Kuftinec
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (April 22, 2005)
  • Pages: 282 pages
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Start by marking Staging America: Cornerstone and Community-Based Theater as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Detailing how the performance-making process contributes to an ongoing negotiation of American identity, Sonja Kuftinec investigates community-based theater to trace the historical affiliations of the form and critically examines how This captivating study maps a history and theory of community-based theater in the United States through the Cornerstone Theater Company.

Through this case study of the Cornerstone Theater, Staging America sets out to explore the complexities of theatrical practices that aim to transform their audiences and enact social change, especially within the context of national identity

Through this case study of the Cornerstone Theater, Staging America sets out to explore the complexities of theatrical practices that aim to transform their audiences and enact social change, especially within the context of national identity. Cornerstone was founded in 1986 by a group of Harvard graduates interested in bringing theater to the culturally disadvantaged, but the company soon found itself equally transformed by the communities it served (66).

Cornerstone Theater Company is a theater company based in the United States that specializes in community-based collaboration. We commission and produce new plays, both original works and contemporary adaptations of classics, which combine the artistry of professional and community collaborators.

The book combines critical analysis with field reports on specific projects and productions to explore the issues that confront . Staging America: Cornerstone and Community-Based Theater (Theater in the Americas). Associate Professo. aperback.

The book combines critical analysis with field reports on specific projects and productions to explore the issues that confront community-based performance. The range of topics is impressive.

SONJA ARSHAM KUFTINEC is Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota, US. Previous publications include Staging America: Cornerstone and Community-Based Theatre (2003).

SONJA ARSHAM KUFTINEC is Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota, USA. She also works as a director and dramaturg developing collaborative theatre projects with youth in the Balkans and Middle East and as a facilitator with Seeds of Peace. This book offers an in-depth study of theatrical facilitation in the area of violent group conflicts. The concluding chapter of this important contribution to the conceptualization of nation and conflict studies.

The community-engaged theatre troupe and institute, long based in. .

The community-engaged theatre troupe and institute, long based in California, recently touched down in NYC's most diverse borough for a new adventure in art-making. Cornerstone itself is in the midst of its own questions about home, having recently given up a longtime headquarters in . s art district to entertain new opportunities in other states, including Native Nation, a project with playwright Larissa FastHorse that will start at Arizona State University, then tour various states on a New England Foundation for the Arts grant

The American Theatre, a landmark in Hampton Roads, is the only remaining of four theatres in Hampton.

The American Theatre, a landmark in Hampton Roads, is the only remaining of four theatres in Hampton. The American Theatre. 31 December 2019 at 06:32 ·.

Staging America: Cornerstone and Community-Based Theater. Chinatown Opera Theater in North America. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017; pp. xvi + 416, 64 illustrations.

This captivating studymaps a history and theory of community-based theater in the United States through the Cornerstone Theater Company. Detailing how the performance-making process contributes to an ongoing negotiation of American identity, Sonja Kuftinec investigates community-based theater to trace the historical affiliations of the form and critically examines how community-based theater both enables community and challenges the very notion of “ community” as a stable site.The process of making and unmaking community is vividly illuminated in the work of the Cornerstone Theater Company, a Los Angeles-based ensemble founded in 1986. From 1986 to 1991, Cornerstone toured nationwide, working mainly with rural towns to create adaptations of classical texts. A Wild West musical Hamlet was performed with residents of Marmarth, North Dakota (population 190), and The House on Walker River, an adaptation of the Oresteia trilogy, was developed with a Native American reservation in Nevada. Since 1991, Cornerstone has performed with urban communities, developing original shows and adaptations of Western and non-Western texts incorporating local histories and community players. These performances rearticulate distinctions among various urban group and between amateur and professional theater.While Cornerstone’ s contemporary work can be contextualized within a historical tradition of grassroots performance, it also complicates this tradition, suggesting that identity may be more dynamic than rooted. By using Cornerstone as a case study, Kuftinec’ s analysis of community-based theater’ s impact upon rural, urban, and professional sites across the United States proposes that “ community” and “ America” are vital terms of negotiation rather than fixed entities.

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