What We Will Witness (New Forms of Acting)

By Paul Bernstein.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Of course there is still experimental theatre in the United States: it happens at universities and conservatories as it does in theaters (though most frequently in small venues in major cities). However, this paper examines why, as a general trend, the art form of acting never developed a strong experimental tradition in the U.S. The future of cutting-edge theatre may be dependent on breaking the tendency to see the actor as interpretor rather than creator.

Keywords: Actors Training, Theatre, Improvisational Choice-Making, Compositional Structures

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.163-168. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 489.234KB).

Prof. Paul Bernstein

Assistant Professor, Theater Program Director, Fine Arts Department, Theater Program, Rutgers University at Camden, Camden, New Jersey, USA

Paul Bernstein is the Head of Theater at Rutgers University-Camden. He has taught and performed over much of the globe. Professor Bernstein’s work with new forms of acting brought him to teach for seven years at the University of Amsterdam’s International Theatre School and The School for New Dance Development. His performance work is known for its hybrid blend of choreographed language, both verbal and physical. He has most recently taken his solo, duet and trio works to The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Slovenia. Performing under the name of PAL, his information and upcoming performances can be found at: www.palbernstein.com

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