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Field Notes Blog

research. methodology. process.

In honor of International Women's Day, we are remembering the women from around the world who have inspired our plays. Our investigative plays are crafted from research and the voices of everyday people faced with extraordinary circumstances.

Our very first play was GIV...

 Participants creating a tableaux inspired by small group conversations.

On Tuesday, May 21, The Anthropologists organized an Emergency Response Session in reaction to the abortion bans passed in Alabama and Missouri. Thanks to the generosity of Robin Sokoloff and Town...

November 21, 2018

“Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future,

rather than just waiting for it”

– Augusto Boal

For Edy, Dar, Fen, and Gully in part 2 of This Sinking Island, it is perhaps already too lat...

We are proud that our creative process for This Sinking Island embodied the values of being low-impact with a small carbon footprint. At every step of the way, we challenged ourselves to create the visual world of the show from as many reused and repurposed materials a...

In April, 2017, we began our initial phase of research and exploration of This Sinking Island. Our focus was on sea level rise and its relationship to human-triggered climate change. We were struck by two places in particular: the disappearing Kiribati Islands and Tang...

If you are following this blog you will remember my last post about production dramaturgy. Many people think that the work of a dramaturg ends once the show is up and running, but there is still work to be done. Some of the most fulfilling moments in my career have bee...

“Why didn’t you make any noise?”
“How long after it happened did you tell?”
“Why didn’t you tell it immediately, and, if immediately,

why didn’t you bring suit?”

Does this line of questioning seem familiar to you? It is an echo of so many questions that are all too ofte...

The newest post in a series by Resident Dramaturg, Lynde Rosario.


If you are following this blog series you will remember my last post about research and development. It ended with a series of meetings to unpack what the ensemble learned from workshopping the piece in...