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 […]

Ecumenica 8.2

Fall 2015 Letter from the Editor Carolyn Roark Editorial: Forecasting the Future of Religion & Performance David Mason A Burning Vision of Decolonization: Marie Clements, Ecological Drama, and Indigenous Theatrical Praxis Courtney Elkin Mohler Henry Alcott’s Sensual Spirits: The American Indian as Spiritualist Spectacle Robert C. Thompson Profile: Contemporary Mormon Drama Megan Sanborn Jones Callie […]

Ecumenica 8.1

Spring 2015 Letter from the Editor Carolyn Roark “As If There Were No Damages”: Representing Native American Spirituality in the Dramas of Lope de Vega and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Miriam Hahn Performances of Challenge: Catholic Pilgrims Engage with the Archive and the Repertoire Vanessa Baker “Unhoused, Disappointed, Unaneled”: Catholicism, Transubstantiation, and Hamlet […]

CFP

Ecumenica: a Journal of Theatre and Performance invites the submission of scholarship related to the relationship between theatrical performance, religion, spirituality, and religious practice. The journal holds terms such as theatre, performance, and religion to be broad, inclusive categories, and welcomes work that deals with dramatic literature, dance, film, performance art, ritual, pilgrimage, meditation, theology, […]