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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

Adam Driver is famous for his role in HBO's Girls and his major (and mysterious) part in the next Star Wars film. Less famous: The former Marine's nonprofit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces.
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D.C.'s Arena Stage Marks 65 Years of Dramatic Devotion

As Arena Stage celebrates its 65th anniversary season, we hear from the artists who helped the pioneering company become a theatrical powerhouse.
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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.
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El Teatro Campesino's Mission Remains As Its Stages Grow

The California theater company was born on the picket lines of the United Farm Workers Movement; its mission is to dramatize the struggles of everyday people and bring the stories to a wider audience.
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Play, Ball: A Theatrical Look At The 'Beauty And Brutality' Of Football

In the new play Colossal, a former football player, paralyzed after taking a bad hit during a game, reflects on his glory days and his struggles as a gay man in the macho culture of football.
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Broadway Veteran Marian Seldes Dies At 86

Seldes was a distinctive presence on Broadway performing in the works of Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee among others. She won a Tony Award in 1965.
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The Unadaptable 'Curious Incident' Gets A Stage Adaptation

Author Mark Haddon never imagined The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would work as a play — he judged his writing by its unadaptability. But now it is one, and critics are loving it.
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Tony Award Winner Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84

A legend of the dance world has died. The multi-talented Geoffrey Holder was also an actor and a visual artist. He died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.
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Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.

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