Category: Theatre


Posted ByJohn Ellis Category Theatre Date

by John Ellis Depending on the day of the week, there are times when I love sports more than I love theatre. Because of that, I’ve never really gotten into the high school theatre versus high school sports battle that is waged by many of my fellow theatre artists. Do …

Posted ByJohn Ellis Category Theatre Date

by John Ellis Some people are born rule-followers. In the main, that’s probably a good thing. The problem, though, is that those types of people are prone to legalism, to use a theological term. Legalists believe that the rules and their obedience to the rules earn them salvation. Theologically speaking, …

Posted ByJohn Ellis Category Theatre Date

by John Ellis The brilliant director, acting teacher, and theatre theorist Peter Brook opened his seminal book The Empty Space with these well-known sentences: I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and …

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