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Jean Randich

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Jean Randich is a director who has been staging new plays, political and musical theater, as well as re-imagining the classics for over twenty years....

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The Empty Room


Lauren B. Davis’ novel dissects the patterns of fear, denial, lies and justification that propel an alcoholic further into an addiction that destroys everything she has and is.

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On Extinction


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As we live through another mass extinction, this one due to human behavior, we must, Melanie Challenger writes, “[reawaken] the sense that we live finite lives in a finite world.”

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Restoring Personhood


“Participation in the arts is a guarantor of other human rights because the first thing that is taken away from vulnerable, unpopular, or minority groups is the right to self-expression,” Francois Matarasso says in “Acting Together, Volume II.”

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The Performance of Peace


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Can theater help heal the wounds of war? With case studies from the Balkans, Uganda, Sri Lanka, India, Israel, Cambodia and others, “Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, Vol. 1” answers with a powerful “yes.”

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 READ MORE

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Sin and Sustenance


Lauren B. Davis’ thrilling, polyphonic new novel, “Our Daily Bread,” takes us into a backwoods clan rife with child abuse and incest, and asks the question: “When does another person’s suffering become my responsibility?”

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 READ MORE

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Iraq and Afghanistan on Stage


“Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays,” edited by Karen Malpede, Michael Messina and Bob Shuman, steps into the moral vacuum left by politicians, corporations and religious leaders.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 READ MORE
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Jean Randich is a director who has been staging new plays, political and musical theater, as well as re-imagining the classics for over twenty years. Randich has also directed in Germany and Norway, and served as the American Juror at the 15th Session of the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theater. She was commissioned by the Dallas Opera to write the libretto for a chamber opera, The Miraculous Phonograph Record. Ms. Randich has received an NEA/TCG Director Fellowship, a Fox Foundation Grant to work at the National Theatre in Oslo, Norway, and a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Grant. She has an MFA from Brown University and a Masters from the Yale School of Drama. Ms Randich writes reviews for truthdig and was a finalist for the 2013 LA Press Club’s National Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Online Critic.  Randich teaches at Bennington College and NYU.

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