You Won't Even Have To Leave Your Bathroom To Catch This New Piece of Innovative And Immersive Theatre
Philip Santos Schaffer wants to use your bathroom. The self-described "multidisciplinary theatre artist and producer living in New York" is now offering his show The End of the World Bar and Bathtub to be purchased on the online ticketing platform, TodayTix.
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Nearly every Broadway show has them and sometimes they can be a defining moment of theatre magic. They're called "quick changes" in the biz and according to Theatrecraft.com's glossary of theatre terms, they're defined as, "A change of costume that needs to happen very quickly [that] takes place close to the side of the stage." They add, "Costume designers need to know about the need for a quick change so that the costume is made incorporating elements such as velcro and zips rather than buttons."
Have you been amazed by a quick change before? Sometimes they're so fast, we wonder how they happened.
The term "strong female character" tends to take center stage during discourse about women's roles in the theatre, but while there are spades of incredible female actors filling infinitely faceted roles, women behind the scenes are doing an equally compelling job of bringing urgent stories to the stage.
Though all too often underappreciated, Broadway's women directors are at the forefront of shaking up the Great White Way with risky, often breathtaking, productions. Here are some of our favorites:
A defining aspect of the theatre is the proximity of the audience to the actors telling the story. Unlike most forms of entertainment, the actors and those viewing them are in direct communion with each other, feeding off of mutual energies and savoring moments in real time.
Sometimes, audience members take this for granted. Rather than allowing one rude person to remove everyone from the world of the story, these actors nipped the unsavory behaviors in the bud.