Category: Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Nature Theater of Oklahoma and Oskar Eustis

Oskar Eustis
Oskar Eustis

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks with Oskar Eustis, director of The Public Theater in New York City about leadership, ethics and idealism. How does Oskar navigate the economic disparity he encounters every day running an arts institution that has to both market itself to wealthy backers and nurture an often very impoverished community of working artists? What are the possibilities he sees in the future toward making a better, more sustainable working environment—and ultimately better art—in the American theater?

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Nature Theater of Oklahoma with Tom Sellar

Tom Sellar
Tom Sellar

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks with writer, editor and theater thinker Tom Sellar about surrender and control—physical, mental and structural. Join us as we clear the air—talking about artists and critics and the whole interdependency and strangeness around that relationship. We rely on critics to write about the work, but what do we care about really? Do we want intelligent writing or just positive gush? Do critics appreciate that they are just seeing one performance and it all may be going horribly wrong? All this and even more thoughts about social practice, multi-media, durational performance, art brut and political theater.

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Nature Theater of Oklahoma with Sibyl Kempson

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Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to playwright and performer Sibyl Kempson about adjustments we have to make when real life gets more dramatic than theater. How do we weigh life and death against the old showbiz notion of “the show must go on”? Also, enjoy as we share a few choice words about ambient theater, New Jersey theater, theater for dogs, cats, cavemen and aliens – among others (We also try podcasting with our eyes closed to see what we look like inside ourselves).

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Miguel Gutierrez with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Miguel Gutierrez
Miguel Gutierrez

Nature Theater of Oklahoma meets with choreographer, dancer and performance artist Miguel Gutierrez, who braves athsma and kittens, to explore with us the nature of stunt, risk, and personal necessity in the work.
 
 
 
 
 

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Karinne Keithley Syers with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Karinne Keithley Syers
Karinne Keithley Syers

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to Bessie Award-winning choreographer, playwright, instigator and new parent, Karinne Keithley Syers, about crossing disciplines, changing names, and genuinely embracing experiment as a part of living and making work.

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Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

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Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to world-renowned choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker about dance, language, thought, intuition, irresponsible ambition, and living life with the possibility of losing everything (with also some side discussions about whole grains and mayonnaise…)

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Richard Foreman with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

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Richard Foreman

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to New York avant-garde writer and director Richard Foreman about film, television, theater, radio and—above all—resistance.

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Faustin Linyekula with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

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Faustin Linyekula

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to internationally respected choreographer, dancer and theater-maker Faustin Linyekula, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, about local and global, national and international. When we travel, how much of our local context and content do we inadvertently carry along with us? Can we ever really check all our baggage at the airport?

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Michael Laub with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Avant-garde stage director Michael Laub in Antwerp.
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Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to artist/director Michael Laub about his ongoing work on the Portrait Series, a project which has taken him from the Vienna Burgtheater to Istanbul, and most recently landed him in Cambodia. We discuss the intersections of performance and person – exhibitionism and narcissism, vulnerability and testimony. What are the motivations of “real” people (and even actors) to take the stage?

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