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Artistic Endeavor Can Change the Face of Africa

Posted Aug 13, 2012, by John Price, Former U.S. Ambassador

Artistic Endeavor Can Change the Face of Africa

John Price is the former U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius, Seychelles, and Comoros and a founding board member of the Utah…

“Azmari Bets”: Day Five of the Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa

Posted Apr 23, 2012, by Philip Himberg, Producing Artistic Director, Theatre Program

"Azmari Bets": Day Five of the Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa

Friday night might be Shabbat on the Upper West Side, but in Addis Ababa, it’s “Azmari Bets” – meaning “House of Singers”.  The…

First Kisses: Day Four of the Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa

Posted Apr 20, 2012, by Phillip Himberg, Producing Artistic Director, Sundance Theatre Program

First Kisses: Day Four of the Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa

Liesl Tommy (Workshop leader): “I know you guys don’t kiss on stage in Ethiopia, is that right?”

            Silence.

Workshop…

Freddy’s Group: Day Three  of the Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa

Posted Apr 20, 2012, by David Diamond, , Co-Coordinator, La MaMa Umbria International Summer Programs

Freddy’s Group: Day Three of the Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa

I was in Freddy’s group.

Liesl Tommy, creative advisor for the workshops, had given us the assignment to create a staged piece…

The Revelations Begin: Day Three of the Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa

Posted Apr 17, 2012, by Philip Himberg, Producing Artistic Director, Sundance Theatre Program

The Revelations Begin: Day Three of the Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa

"Ubuntu." An African concept meaning: Humanness. “I am because we are and because we are, therefore I am.”

The Ethiopian…

Out of Africa: The Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa Gets Off to a Bloody Good Start

Posted Apr 16, 2012, by Phillip Himberg, Artistic Director/Vampire

Out of Africa: The Theatre Stage Directors Workshop in Addis Ababa Gets Off to a Bloody Good Start

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Orthodox Easter Sunday, Addis Ababa -- “And what is that?” I ask, pointing to a bowl of what appears to…

Theatre Program Shines this Month

Posted Apr 15, 2011, by Sundance Institute

Theatre Program Shines this Month

“We clapped, the walls clapped, the ceiling clapped. Ah, the joy of being here! The joy of theatre!” exclaimed Deborah Asiimwe,…