Issue 11.1

David V. Mason The submission did not jump to the top of the priorities list. In fact, I regret to say that I did not look at the submission itself right away. I set the email aside for later consideration, whenever I had some time. And we all know how often that happens. When I […]

Ecumenica 11.1

Spring 2018 Letter from the Editor David V. Mason The Religion Virus: An Interview and Meta-Conversation Michael Dudeck and David Mason “The Spectacle of Unseeing: Creation from Nothing in Richard III” Jonathan Wanner “Apocalypse How? The World’s End in Will Eno’s TRAGEDY: a tragedy” Dana Tanner-Kennedy “Racine’s Ancients: Paradoxes of Adaptation in the Panegyric Tradition of […]

Performance Note: Missa Leiga

Reginaldo Nascimento Teatro Escola Macunaíma, São Paulo, Brazil Our performance of Chico de Assis’s play Missa Leiga at the Teatro Escola Macunaima in São Paulo, Brazil was the result of a collaborative process with students in the school’s actor training program. The work resulted in a spectacle that scrutinized all forms of religion and protest, […]

Issue 10.2

David V. Mason More change. You’ll notice that we’ve moved to Chicago. It’s a choice that has form as well as function in mind. The function, we hope, will improve on the way that the MLA style that the journal has followed for years provides necessary information. Form, we think, is not irrelevant, and it […]

Ecumenica 10.2

Fall 2017 Letter from the Editor David V. Mason “Sexual Perversity in a Feminist Bible Play: Florence Kiper Frank’s Jael” Kari-Anne Innes “An Anthropogenic Upheaval: Edward Bond’s Bingo, Shakespeare’s Enclosure, and Terrocentric Identity” Babak Ashrafkhani Limoudehi “The Holy Land Experience: ‘Step Right Up’ to Experience the Crucifixion” Aaron Brown “Sacred Spaces: Experiencing the Supernatural at Lourdes” Kristin […]

Interview with John Collins of Elevator Repair Service

JOHN COLLINS Artistic Director Elevator Repair Service March 11, 2016 Staging The Great Gatsby. Not adapting the story for the stage, but staging the text—the whole, verbatim, word-for-word thing. Elevator Repair Service’s brazen experiments with great-American-novels reached a rather triumphant mark when the eight-hour Gatz finally played—to heaps of praise—at the Public Theatre in New […]

Issue 10.1

David V. Mason This issue of Ecumenica is the first to go to press without Carolyn Roark’s imprimatur. Carolyn Roark started The Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance in 2003. That journal became Ecumenica in 2008. Carolyn edited the journal under both titles until 2016, and remained with the journal in an administrative role until 2017. […]

Ecumenica 10.1

Spring 2017 Letter from the Editor David V. Mason “The Many Afterlives of Matt Talbot: Contesting Irish Nationalism in Thomas Kilroy’s Talbot’s Box” Jeff Casey Interview: John Collins David V. Mason Play: The Child Who Didn’t Want to Be Born Diana Manole Book Reviews David K. Anderson. Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England: Tragedy, Religion, and […]

Volume 9.1-2

David V. Mason I’d like to write about something else, but it would be irresponsible. More than one hundred and twenty million citizens of the United States of America went to the polls in early November, 2016, to elect a new President. Probably not a single one of these people anticipated the outcome. For many […]

Ecumenica 9.1-2

Spring/Fall 2016 Letter from the Editor David V. Mason “A Rally Cry Unheard: Arthur Schnitzler and Political Drama” Weston Twardowski “Simon of Cyrene and Signifying Race in the Early 20th Century African-American Theatre” Craig Prentiss INTERVIEW: Jay Wegman David V. Mason PROFILE: London’s Intermission Youth Theatre: Re-Imagining Shakespeare and Spirituality Les Wade Book Reviews Birgit […]