Month: December 2012

Theater in Thirty – Actor Dakota Shepard

This week on Theater in Thirty, I had the pleasure of getting to know Dakota Shepard, and she was kind enough to put up with me moving a poinsettia around in the spirit of the holiday season. We talked a lot about why she’s so excited about bringing 33 Variations to life, about the play and its relationship to Beethoven’s Diabelli variations, and why it’s such a unique story.

Stay tuned for new Theater in Thirty videos every other Tuesday!

English To A Foreign Ear?

Brian Dudley, Marketing & Development Associate

Have you ever sat back and wondered what English sounds like to someone who doesn’t speak it? David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish (now playing through the 23rd!) is all about doing business in China, and being dipped into an unfamiliar culture with a severe, perplexing language barrier. 

So, we scoured the internet and stumbled upon these two videos, one a music video and the other a short film, written in English-sounding language that means nothing, that will definitely trip you up. Thanks to the filmmakers for their work, because we loved these. Enjoy!

What English Sounds Like To Non English Speakers

Skwerl: A Short Film in Fake English

Theater in Thirty – Actor Chen Tang

Hi again! Welcome to another installment of Theater in Thirty, this time with actor Chen Tang. Chen is new to the Lyric, and I was delighted to have the chance to take some time and get to know him better. Chen is a lot of fun to talk to, and had some great insights about the show. In this video, Chen explains exactly why he thinks you should come and see Chinglish.

Stay tuned for new Theater in Thirty videos every other Tuesday!

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