Interview with John Patrick Shanley (Video)

A 20 minute conversation with Dr. Heather Beasley of the Boulder Theatre Ensemble, conducted during the 2010 Christian Scholar’s Conference. Special Thanks to Lipscomb University for sponsoring the video production, to LUmination Network for their beautiful videography and editing work, and, of course, to Mr. Shanley for his time and participation.

Ecumenica 5.2

Faith, Politics, and Performance Fall 2012 Letter from the Editor Carolyn D. Roark Editorial: The Problem of Religion and Theatre (It’s Not What You Think) Peter Civetta, Guest Editor Feature: “Holier than Thou:” Religion as Teaching Tool in the Rhetoric of Secularism, and the Case of Osama bin Laden’s Burial at Sea Claire Maria Chambers Feature: Fully Jewish […]

Ecumenica 5.1

Spring 2012 Letter from the Editor Carolyn D. Roark Feature: Trans(Per)forming Abjection: St. Simeon Stylites William Conte Feature: “To Inflict Impossible Pain”: the Binding of Isaac, Divinity, and Kierkegaard in Howard Barker’s Rome John H. Baker Highlight: Interview with Scott Langdon W. Barrett HuddlestonHighlight: Interview with Hal Holbrook William SteeleProfile: Who’s Hungry Santa Monica Susan Simpson Profile: Religion and Performance […]

Ecumenica 4.2

Fall 2011 Letter from the Editor Carolyn D. Roark Feature: Teatro la Fragua and the Legacy of Jesuit Theatre Stefano Muneroni Feature: Salesian Theatre for Young Women in Post-World War II Italy Daniela Cavallaro Highlight: Interview with Reverend Billy and Savitri D. Dan Venning Highlight: Memory Daniella Vinitski Profile: Performance and Religion Working Group, International Federation for […]

Ecumenica 4.1

Great Stage of the World, Roman Catholic Life and Performance Spring 2011 Letter from the Editor Carolyn D. Roark Editorial: The Church, The “Anti-Church,” and Singing, Dancing Nuns Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., Guest Editor Feature: A Public of One: Jesuit Discipline in the Theatre in the World Will Daddario Abstract: This essay aims to see through the […]

Interview with Sunil Pokharel

Questioning Caste: Performance, Parody, and the Political Economy of a Hindu State by Mark West   During a recent talk in his of?ce at the Gurukul School of Theatre, a rustic performing arts center on a wooded hilltop overlooking Kathmandu, Sunil Pokharel’s words mixed with the morning calls of crows just outside his window. Normally […]

Interview with Stephen Schwartz

by Judith Sebesta Stephen Schwartz has contributed music and/or lyrics to Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife,Working (which he also adapted and directed), Personals, Rags, Children of Eden, and the current Broadway hit, Wicked. Most recently, he has contributed songs to Mit Eventyr, a musical about Hans Christian Andersen currently playing in Denmark. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on the English texts for […]

Interview with Reverend Billy and Savitri D.

by Dan Venning Bill Talen is the performance artist who created and portrays the pseudo-revivalist preacher Reverend Billy. Together with his director/partner Savitri D and the “Life after Shopping Gospel Choir,” Reverend Billy preaches against rampant consumerism and the corporate destruction of the environment, among other social issues. Together, they founded the “Church of Stop […]

Interview with Tim Miller

by Wendy Clupper Since before 1980 performance artist Tim Miller has been exploring, engaging, and disrupting the lines between religion, politics, and sexuality. As one of the founders of P.S. 122 in New York City and as one of the NEA Four, Miller has taken on the religious right and conservative governments, and fought to draw […]