Davi Napoleon

A Force With Noir Overtones: A School For Wives 
Jean-Luc Godard’s film noir and the street photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson don’t spring to mind when thinking about a 17th-century Molière farce, but when Mark Wing-Davey set his production of A School For Wives in the 1950s and early 1960s, he looked to these mid-century artists for the play about a pompous, older man who attempts to groom his innocent ward into a perfect wife for himself.
Theatre In Black And White: Matt Lyle's The Boxer  2
Director Kacie Smith was wary. Sure, she could stage a play without words, in the tradition of the black-and-white films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. But seriously, was it even possible to stage a play with live actors in black and white?
Directors On Designers: Dowling, Smith, Wishcamper, And Yionoulis Talk 
In our last issue, three designers shared their thoughts about how directors affect their process. Now, four directors—Joe Dowling, Molly Smith, Henry Wishcamper, and Evan Yionoulis—talk about the impact of collaborating with designers.
Scenes From Designers On Directors 
Check out scenes from the plays for which Christopher Barreca, Alexander Dodge, and Julian Crouch have designed.
Designers On Directors: Barreca, Crouch, And Dodge Discuss 
Christopher Barreca, Julian Crouch, and Alexander Dodge—Barreca and Crouch also direct—talk about the way they work with directors.
Wow Factor: Without Walls Festival Part Two 
This is a continuation of 'Wow Factor: Part One.'
Wow Factor: Without Walls Festival Part One  1
The La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls festival (WoW) brings theatre to outdoor areas in San Diego.
No Fault
Resourcefulness rules at New York’s Fault Line Theatre.
Your Carriage Awaits  1
Where Space Determines Play Selection: The Carriage House Theatre
Remember Print?
With the end of Live Design in a print format, Davi Napoleon looks at plays that praise the medium in production.
Mountain Range 
Scenic designer Vincent Mountain tackles two very different productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as several others.
Full Frontal: Storefront Theatre 
Storefront stories, stages, and strategies with the New Theatre Project.
Space Invaders: Unorthodox Arts 
Boston-based Unorthodox Arts creates flexible shows that suit the script to the space.
Dead Man Walking: Dead Man's Shoes 
Blending frank theatricality and realism in Dead Man’s Shoes.
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