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The Wooster Group: The B_Side, REDCAT, Feb. 1, 2019 — Related Posts: Tis a Gift to Be Not-Simple, The Cassandra Syndrome,  A Sign of Life from the Post-Dramatic, Vieux Carré, LeCompte and Co. The Wooster Group does this thing they’ve developed where the actors listen to some prerecorded text and re-enact it for us. The technique straddles the hi-lo divide between Bertolt Brecht on the one side, and your local karaoke bar on the other. Endlessly fascinating to anyone working in theatre, the technique turns the actor into a living, breathing version of a puppet, channeling or transmitting the work of an other. If you know your theatre theory you know that the transcendent eloquence of puppets is in no way to be … [Read more...]