Author Archives: johnheimbuch

Walking Shadow’s 2015-2016 season!

We’ve announced Walking Shadow’s 2015-2016 season, including my newest play A Midwinter Night’s Revel — Check it out!

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Confront That Rabbit

When I was a young writer, I attended an improvisational storytelling workshop run by members of Improbable Theatre. I was enamored of their stunning productions of 70 Hill Lane and Shockheaded Peter, and jumped at the opportunity to learn about … Continue reading

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Bad September – music videos

In the past six months, Bad September (my steampunk art rock band) put together a couple music videos with footage recorded at the beautiful Southern Theatre in Minneapolis. These videos were co-directed and produced by myself and Sarah Heller, with a huge … Continue reading

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Jumpin’ Jack Kerouac – some thoughts on dancing

When I was eight, my mother brought me to a dance studio at the Great Bear Center strip mall in Bloomington so I watch the dance class and decide if it was something I’d enjoy. The class looked like a … Continue reading

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Letter to Schiller – 8 Jan 2014

Dear Schiller, After last night’s rehearsal of Act 3, I think I had a better feel for what you meant by “Pity and Fear” in On the Tragic Art. As we finished the Queen meeting, I realized that there are … Continue reading

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Letter to Schiller – 7 Jan 2014

Dear Schiller, Three days into rehearsal and one month from opening. Yesterday I found myself wanting to get a better sense of Mr. Oswald’s choices in translating your text, so after rehearsal I found a different translation of Maria Stuart … Continue reading

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Letter to Schiller – 6 Jan 2014

Grüezi Mein Herr Schiller, We haven’t spoken directly before, but I hope you’ll allow me to introduce myself, as we’ll be in dialogue for the next month or so – my name is John Heimbuch and I’m a theatre director … Continue reading

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Yorick’s Skull

A theatrical audience is basically conscious of two things when watching a show: the world of the play and the world of the stage. By juxtaposing narrative information with staging techniques, it is possible to meld these two perceptions and … Continue reading

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The New Adaptation Manifesto

A couple years ago my friend Mark had an evening off, and being an intelligent Discordian with a penchant for nonsense, he decided to feed a Phillyist review for my play William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead through something called … Continue reading

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Marriage & the Government – how it works

I’ve said this before but I want to say it again. “Marriage” is not a clearly defined term in our society. Until very recently marriage was simply a contract between two families. Even when the church became involved in authorizing … Continue reading

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