Meyerhold: Staged Reading
Meyerhold by Laura Lewis-Barr The Woodward International Playwriting Prize is a global competition that seeks unproduced plays or unproduced English translations of produced plays, that focus on cultures outside the US. The second runner up is Meyerhold by Laura Lewis-Barr. The play explores the life of the brilliant and influential Russian theatre director, Vsevolod Meyerhold, who studied under Constantin Stanislavski, the father of modern acting. Rejecting Stanislavski’s drive for realism, Meyerhold opened his own anti-realistic theatre and became the toast of the 1920-30 theatrical world, only to be killed by Stalin's forces for refusing to compromise his artistic vision. This play also explores Meyerhold's life through the means and aesthetics he made famous. The play will be given a public reading as part of the UNH Department of Theatre and Dance’s 2021/22 season.