Curtain Call

June, 2015

"An actor without techies is a naked person standing in the dark trying to emote. A techie without actors is a person with marketable skills."

- Mark Leslie 

May, 2015

"We've put a man on the moon. If you miss a cue, no one will die."

- Shelli Aderman
April, 2015

"Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre people pay to see energy."

- Clive Swift

March, 2015

"Theatre exists only because it is overwhelming, because its acting is astonishing. Where a theatre and its acting are merely 'good,' merely 'correct,' merely 'in the proper style,' theatre dies a slow death."

 - Robert Cohen

February, 2015

"Great Theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to."

- Williem Defoe

January, 2015

"There is a certain immortality involved in theater, not created by monuments and books, but through the knowledge an actor keeps to his dying day that on a certain afternoon, in an empty and dusty theater, he cast a shadow of a being that was not himself, but the distillation of all he had ever observed; all the unsingable heartsong that the ordinary man may feel but never utter, he gave voice to. And by that he somehow joins the ages."

- Arthur Miller


October, 2014

"Do not be full of yourself, but be full of your part." ~Boucicault - See more at: http://www.satheatre.com/extras/18-fun-stuff/86-theatre-related-quotes-and-stuff#sthash.2Mm6ZGK8.dpuf
"Do not be full of yourself, but be full of your part."  

- Boucicault
"Do not be full of yourself, but be full of your part." ~Boucicault - See more at: http://www.satheatre.com/extras/18-fun-stuff/86-theatre-related-quotes-and-stuff#sthash.2Mm6ZGK8.dpuf
"Do not be full of yourself, but be full of your part." ~Boucicault - See more at: http://www.satheatre.com/extras/18-fun-stuff/86-theatre-related-quotes-and-stuff#sthash.2Mm6ZGK8.dpuf
"Do not be full of yourself, but be full of your part." ~Boucicault - See more at: http://www.satheatre.com/extras/18-fun-stuff/86-theatre-related-quotes-and-stuff#sthash.2Mm6ZGK8.dpuf

"Do not be full of yourself, but be full of your part." ~Boucicault - See more at: http://www.satheatre.com/extras/18-fun-stuff/86-theatre-related-quotes-and-stuff#sthash.2Mm6ZGK8.dpufv
"Do not be full of yourself, but be full of your part." ~Boucicault - See more at: http://www.satheatre.com/extras/18-fun-stuff/86-theatre-related-quotes-and-stuff#sthash.2Mm6ZGK8.dpuf
"Do not be full of yourself, but be full of your part." ~Boucicault - See more at: http://www.satheatre.com/extras/18-fun-stuff/86-theatre-related-quotes-and-stuff#sthash.2Mm6ZGK8.dpuf
September, 2014

"One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre."


- David Soul

August, 2014


"The theater is a weapon, and it is the people who should wield it."
 
- Augusto Boal

July, 2014


"I want to thank my mom and my dad up in heaven for disobeying the doctor's orders and not medicating their hyperactive girl and finding out what she was into instead and pushing her into the theatre."

- Audra McDonald
(
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play at the 2014 Tony Awards) 

June, 2014

"Sin in the theater, I can observe now, is comparable to education in a university: it is there for those who wish to take advantage of it, but fewer do than you might suspect.”
 
- Billie Burke

May, 2014


Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family.

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"Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family."

- Juliette Binoche
Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family.

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April, 2014


“Theatres are curious places, magician's trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramtic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, politcal intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner.” 

― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly 

March, 2014


Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.

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"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre."

 - Gail Godwin


February, 2014


"My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way."

 - Philip Seymour Hoffman


My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way.
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My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way.
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January, 2014


"The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time. The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation." 

- Stella Adler

December, 2013


"Thespo 15 is a dream that two newbies chased together from the start. A dream we had for the festival we had grown to admire, a festival we were privileged to run, a festival that had the potential of truly getting bigger and bolder." 

- Mithila & Saatvika


Novembr, 2013
 
"The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, for we that live to please, must please to live." 

- Samuel Johnson

October, 2013


 "The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre."

- Helen Hayes

The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.

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September, 2013


“The stage is a magic circle where only the most real things happen, a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of Fate where stars may be crossed with impunity. A truer and more real place does not exist in all the universe.” 

― P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe 

August, 2013


 "The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics."

- Harold Clurman
"The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics." - See more at: http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/tag/theater/#sthash.E5hL2tJx.dpuf
"The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics." - See more at: http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/tag/theater/#sthash.E5hL2tJx.dpuf

July, 2013


“All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” 

― Se├ín O'Casey

June, 2013


"Behind the mirror of pretense lies the mask of reality."

 - Ashley Duke

May, 2013


Theatre artists are essentially sort of charlatans and thieves, I mean that's the tradition that we come from, so I have absolutely no, I make no bones about the fact that I steal from here and I take from there, and we all do it, that's perfectly all right, that's the nothing, there's nothing new in the world, there's nothing actually new in the way that you do something, but the point is is how do you take something and use it to articulate what is essentially a core of any given theatrical production.




- Simon McBurney.


April, 2013

On closing nights, some people act like idiots. But professionals do their job.
- Unknown Theatre professor


March, 2013
 
I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills.
 
- Kabir Bedi

February, 2013

  "We're all cruel, aren't we? We are all extreme in one way or another at times and that's what drama, since the Greeks, has dealt with."

- Martin McDonagh

January, 2013

“My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail.” 

- Steve Buscemi
 
December, 2012
"2012 is my first year as one of the full time babysitters of Thespo. At the age of 14, from being in the audience to watch free performances like Platform Performances and Band Events to becoming a Friend of Thespo to now being part of Team Thespo has made me so much more addicted to and responsible towards theatre!"

- Nishna Mehta


November, 2012

“Act well your part; there all the honour lies.” 
 
― Alexander Pope 

October, 2012

"I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more."

- Marc Chagall 

September, 2012

"To go into acting is like asking for admission to an insane asylum. Anyone may apply, but only the certifiably insane are admitted"

- Dr. Alex Marshall  

August, 2012

"I was a little a girl with a potbelly and afro puffs, hyperactive and overdramatic. And I found the theater and I found my home." 

- Audra McDonald, accepting the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical for "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess."

July, 2012

"There's not a person in this theater that doesn't know what it is to be a salesman — to be out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine. As we know, a salesman has got to dream. It goes with the territory."

 — Mike Nichols, accepting the award for best director of a play for "Death of a Salesman" at the 66th Tony Awrads held in June 2012

June, 2012

“No theater could sanely flourish until there was an umbilical connection between what was happening on the stage and what was happening in the world.” 

- Kenneth Tynan 

May, 2012

I write for an actor in the true sense of the word and not to pander to vanity actors. There is no theatre without an actor or an audience. Everything is geared towards 'rasa'.

- Mahesh Dattani


April, 2012

"Consider now, if they asked us, Will you give up your Indian Empire or your Shakespeare, you English: never have had any Shakespeare? Really it were a grave question. Official persons would an swer doubtless in official language: but we, for our part too, should not be forced, to answer: Indian Empire, or no Indian Empire we cannot do with out Shakespeare!."

- Thomas Carlyle



March, 2012

"In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple."

- J. M. Synge

February, 2012



"The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing."

- Sir Ralph Richardson 


January, 2012

Bollywood stars tweeted their tributes to Satyadev Dubey:

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: 'Sudden news of the passing away of Satyadev Dubey ..a huge theatre icon .. committed and passionate about his craft .. Condolences !!'

Anupam Kher wrote: 'The Giant of Hindi Theatre Satyadev Dubey is no more. He was ruthlessly brilliant in his commitment to theatre. Great loss. RIP.'

Madhur Bhandarkar defined his demise as a great loss. 'A brilliant theatre actor &  extraordinary screenplay writer, Satydev Dubey's demise is a huge loss 2 the industry. RIP!'

Director Anurag Basu tweeted: 'We lost two giants of theater this year,badal sarkar and now satyadev dubey.aaahhhh!!! fond memories of long addas,arguments, criticism , dubeyji borrowing cigarettes ,his scodings..invade me.'

Shabana Azmi wrote: 'The theatre stalwart Satyadev Dubey passed away half an hour ago. its been a terrible year for artists..he was a giant of theatre.'

Ken Ghosh was also saddened with the news. 'Sad to hear of the demise of Satyadev Dubey, he had very kindly conducted an acting workshop with the all new cast of Ishq Vishk,' he updated.

Ranvir Shorey wrote: 'Saddened to hear of Dubeyji's demise. Will miss him. RIP. '

Mahesh Bhatt tweeted: 'Satyadev Dubey the icon of the world of theater has passed away! Fond memories of our days of wandering invade me. Alvida Dubeyji! Love.'

Neha Dhupia: "Saddened to hear of Dubeyji's demise. Will miss him. RIP."