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June 8, 2013
In October 2012, I was invited to be a guest on "Pia Lindström Presents" She asked me to speak about politics, the arts and world theater. She also asked me personal questions.
December 8, 2012
I would go so far to say that, after post-structuralism, communication is now the dominant force in design innovations. PQ provides designers with an international art-based platform where they can wrest back the current valorization of time-based performance modes, which visual artists have ruthlessly co-opted for their own ends
December 6, 2012
"These events, on a practical level, raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of good creative design. They affirm the professionalism and creativity of outstanding designers and theater architects. And these events have demonstrated an economic impact to the countries that host them."
December 6, 2012
The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Well, here it is, friends—the final installment of the Randy Gener trilogy. Thank you for tuning in this week to read Randy’s words, and many thanks to Mr. Gener […]
April 13, 2012
"New York with an Accent," an afternoon of performances and readings, will be held 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday April 14 at Nuyorican Poets Café, located at 236 East 3rd Street Between Ave B & C in the East Village
March 30, 2012
IT’S PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL WEEK on Postcards from the Inge! Randy agreed to talk with me about the PQ, and there’s so much in this interview I want to share with you that I’m going to post it in three parts, so look for the second installment here and the third installment here.
March 29, 2012
The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Here is the second installment of my interview with Randy Gener, curatorial adviser and co-creator of the USA national pavilion “From the Edge,” about the Prague Quadrennial. I’ve included […]
March 29, 2012
"The future is increasingly becoming hyper-local and immersive. The designers of the future will have to provide valuable insights into how, why and where we create new performance environments. They will determine the shape of theatre architecture to come. What’s the matter with Kansas if it cannot see that the techniques of illusion shape our reality, and not the other way around?"
March 27, 2012
Vibrating within a new discipline that is up for grabs, From the Edge proposes one approach toward an American version of performance design. Future curatorial teams will really have to find the courage to contend with the challenge of displaying the U.S. anew in a competitive international environment.
January 12, 2012
Culturebot.org, a multidisciplinary arts and culture blog, and the Public Theater‘s Under the Radar Festival have graciously invited me to participate in a panel discussion on citizen criticism and the arts during the festival. Curated by Culturebot.org, the discussion on criticism and the arts is entitled “Everyone’s A Critic! Exploring the Changing Landscape of Arts Writing.” […]
December 31, 2011
2011 had but one theme for me: I worked to advance the creativity of artists. I tried, in my own busy way, to experiment on how to Occupy American Theater.
November 13, 2011
Gener states in his lecture: “Sondheim has fashioned modernist scores that took advantage of dissonance and urban angst about love, sex, family and marriage to challenge the mind, not soothe it. For Sondheim, the art of writing smart lyrics rhymes with his restless search for dramatic and narrative truths.”
November 8, 2011
A special concert performance of Sondheim musicals and a conference, entitled "Sondheim And After: A Listening Party" pays tribute to America’s Greatest Living Composer, within the framework of the 4th edition of the International Festival for Musical Performing Arts “Life is Beautiful” in Bucharest.
November 2, 2011
U.S. playwright Carson Kreitzer will read selections from her work at a NoPassport Press Book Launch Party & Salon, which will take place on November 3, 2011 at New Dramatists (424 West 44th Street, NYC) from 4 PM-6:30 PM
October 29, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Nathan Award-winning editor and critic Randy Gener will represent the U.S. media in the first-ever German and American Media Dialogue, organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C. The Media Dialogue is part of a a series of D.C. events, taking place on the weekend of November 6 […]
October 27, 2011
THE DRAMA DESK and THE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY THEATRE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES A FALL 2011 PANEL DISCUSSION, “ANATOMY OF A BREAKOUT” TO BE HELD AT FORDHAM’S MAINSTAGE AT LINCOLN CENTER SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, FROM 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM Panelists Include Douglas Carter Beane, Lewis Flinn, David Henry Hwang, David Ives, Samuel L. Jackson, Dan Knechtges, Kenny Leon, Jennifer Lim, […]
September 18, 2011
XIAMEN, CHINA and PARIS, FRANCE: The International Theatre Institute (ITI) – the world’s largest organization for the performing arts – is holding its 33rd world congress at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Xiamen, China, from Sept. 19 to 24, 2011. Held under the auspices of UNESCO, the congress will have a strong […]
August 29, 2011
In thinking about the meaning and significance of winning a Chicago Filipino-American Hall of Fame Award, I must say that it is very flattering to be inducted into something called a "Hall of Fame." Ay naku! Masaya talaga! But if I pause for a moment to re-consider: Fame is not as important as the belief in and the firm commitment to something real and important that is outside of your self.
August 21, 2010
NEW YORK CITY: On May 23, 2009, the “Filipinas Magazine Show” came to New York City to interview me in New York City. Why? That month, I became the first Asian American and Filipino American to win the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, the highest accolade for dramatic criticism in the United States. The ceremony took […]