Synopsis

Breaking from Realism - A Map/Quest for the Next Generation

Breaking from Realism - A Map/Quest for the Next Generation $17.99

Michael Bigelow Dixon

Published by Smith & Kraus

Breaking from Realism introduces 15 concepts, methods, and tools from creative workshops, all of which guide playwrights away from conventions of realism and toward more theatrical and imaginative forms of theatre

The goal is for playwrights to write theatrical text that better reflects life as it is in the 21st century

This book also includes interviews with prominent playwrights, non-realistic plays, profiles on emerging playwrights, and a select list of American theatres producing non-realistic work

Michael Bigelow Dixon has worked as a director and dramaturg on the development and production of hundreds of new plays as Literary Manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Literary Director at the Guthrie Theater, and Resident Director at The Playwrights Center

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