Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sidney Hymson in "Mad Men" contest

Sidney Hymson, who starred as Toulouse-Lautrec in our production of Jeffrey Scott Holland's Toulouse-inations and as Max in A Year in the Death of Eddie Jester, is taking part in the casting call contest for AMC's Mad Men television show - Click here to vote for Sidney!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

On Preachiness

Tired of preachy socio-political plays that sound more like Christiane Amanpour than Aphra Behn? Read JSH's latest Suspension of Disbelief here.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Ultimate Puppet

From Grand Guignol to the original Guignol - JSH's latest Suspension of Disbelief column for Theatre Louisville is all about the French marionette who rules the world of European puppetry and you can read it here.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Le Grand-Guignol n'est pas mort

A key part of Catclaw and Voraxica's ancestral lineage comes from the French Théâtre du Grand Guignol, which you can read all about here on our Voraxica blog!

Between 1897 and 1962, the Grand Guignol performed thousands of plays so shocking that a doctor was kept on staff to treat the many audience members who fainted during each performance. The Grand Guignol unflinchingly presented material that exposed society’s fears and taboos, and wrapped it in a thick fondant coating of erotic horror. Each night's show alternated back and forth between short comedic farces and horror-themed plays, which kept the crowd on a roller-coaster of "hot and cold showers", as they called the technique. The Grand Guignol was the inspiration for modern horror film and film noir.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Slings & Arrows

This week's installment of JSH's weekly column on Theatre Louisville is now up, all about the Canadian TV show Slings & Arrows.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Jeffrey Scott Holland Column

Posted tonight to artistic director Jeffrey Scott Holland's Unusual Kentucky blog:

I've been tapped to author a weekly column for Theatre Louisville, which I call Suspension of Disbelief - read this week's installment here.

Though it's intended strictly for the theatre community, those of who don't give the slightest whit about theatre may nonetheless find nuggets of interest in the column from time to time. Theatre may be the tail that wags the dog, but I'm certain to touch upon the many other various subjects I obsess over, from The Pacific Ring of Fire to Anita Berber to Ventriloquism to Egg Tempera to Gribbles.