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World renowned theatre artist Daniel Stein will direct a student production of his play Still. Going Forward Backward on Wednesday, Nov. 13 - Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Cabe Theatre.
The production is co-sponsored by the Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation for Literature and Language, which provides yearly support for the visiting director program.
Performances are free but reservations are required. For more information, call 501-450-1343.
Still. Going Forward Backward consists of repeated vignettes exploring the complicated interpersonal relationships between men and women. As Stein writes in his director's notes, "It takes our thoughts, fantasies and wishes about personal relationships and puts them into three dimensions. Something that can be seen, instead of something that we usually only hold in our imaginations…. This is not some kind of intellectual mumbo jumbo. It is very down to earth - ideas shown on stage in a very visceral, UN-intellectual way. The ideas that we will be looking at are those of everyday communication between couples, or would be couples, or folks just sniffing around to see if they might want to be couples; ideas that highlight, for example, the differences in the way men and women communicate."
About the Director
Head of Movement and Physical Theatre
Brown Univ./Trinity Repertory Theatre MFA Acting Program
After studying in the Professional Actors Training Program at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he worked with Jewel Walker, Daniel went to Paris, France to study with Etienne Decroux, becoming M. Decroux's frequent translator. Subsequently making his home in Paris for 20 years, Daniel started his professional career as an actor with the French National Theatre. His solo performances have toured in more than 30 countries, as well as in theatres such as the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center here in the United States. He has taught master classes throughout the world at institutions such as Juilliard School of Drama and The Shanghai Theatre Academy. Daniel has directed for Companies such as the Berkeley Rep., Colorado Shakespeare Co. and Touchstone Theatres. and is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.