TRIVIA: First Theater in USA

Although a theater was built in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1716, and the original Dock Street Theatre opened in Charleston, South Carolina in 1736, the birth of professional theater in America may have begun when Lewis Hallam arrived with his theatrical company in...
Antoinette Perry

Antoinette Perry

June 27, 1888 – June 28, 1946 Born in Denver, Colorado, she spent her childhood aspiring to replicate the thespian artistry of her aunt and uncle, Mildred Hall and George Wessels, who were both well-respected touring actors. She performed at the Elitch Theater near...
Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish

October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993 Lillian and Mary Pickford were childhood friends, but Mary tried to never be left alone with Lillian–remembering her mother’s superstitious belief that “the good die young”, Mary was in constant fear...
We must all do theatre …

We must all do theatre …

Augusto Boal (16 March 1931 – 2 May 2009) was a Brazilian theatre practitioner, drama theorist, and political activist. He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical form originally used in radical left popular education movements.