Creating Worlds Onstage: The Theater Director's "Concept" as Production Blueprint

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How do theater artists create living worlds onstage that are inspired by printed words on a page? Directors usually come up with a "concept" that they try to use as inspiration when they meet with light, set, sound and costume designers. Just as science fiction writers create worlds complete with a logic of their own, directors envision realities which never quite reproduce the world we know and live in. Having directed over 120 productions in 30 different spaces with staging styles ranging from proscenium to environmental, in the round to portable pods, Kaarin shares how conceiving fantastical realities is a wonderful way to live.

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